In Memory: Dr. George Luke (PU DVM ’67)

Friday, April 29, 2022

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Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus and U.S. Army veteran George Luke, who was a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s fifth graduating class, passed away April 7. He was 80. 

Dr. Luke, of Northbrook, Illinois, earned his Purdue DVM degree in 1967, and then served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. He went on to have a long career in private veterinary practice at the Becker Animal Hospital in Northfield, Illinois, before retiring. 

Dr. Luke also was committed to his local church, the Village Presbyterian Church of Northbrook, where he was a member for almost 50 years and volunteered with his wife as a senior high leader. He also was active in his community in other ways, serving as a volunteer “House League” soccer coach over four decades. His other interests included vacationing at Clam Lake in Wisconsin, and taking ski and canoe trips. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 23 at the Village Presbyterian Church of Northbrook.  Memorial donations may be made to YMCA Camp Eberhart. Arrangements were entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois. Click here to read the full obituary.

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