William (Willie) was born to August and Anna (née Klitch) Lueke on July 15, 1944, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. He attended Hillsley School, in the Carmel district, for his elementary education while working on the farm with his family. On June 24, 1972, Willie married Donna Niekamp and they settled on the farm, which has been in the Lueke family since 1933. Willie and Donna were blessed with three children, Elaine, Carl, and Darren. Willie enjoyed farming with his sons, working side-by side until his health no longer allowed. Farming was his true passion along with spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Willie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 48 years, Donna (née Niekamp) Lueke; their three children and families: Elaine (Brian) McPhee and children, Brianna and Alyssa of Regina, SK; Carl (Suzanne) Lueke and children, Aidan, Bronwyn, Madelyn, and Brogan of Humboldt, SK; and Darren (Megan) Lueke and children, Sawyer, Renn, and Theodore of Humboldt, SK. He is also survived by his brother Harvey Lueke, of Sherwood Park, AB; mother-in-law Anna Niekamp of Humboldt, SK; and his numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Willie was predeceased by his parents August and Anna (née Klitch) Lueke; sister Mardel Klane; a brother in infancy; father- in-law Bernard Niekamp; sister-in-law Helen Lueke; and brother-in-law David Thiemann.