Lucas Andrew Zeitler 34 of Stewardson, IL passed away at 10:45 AM Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 at his home.

Lucas was born Mar. 2, 1976 in Shelbyville, IL the son of Peter H. and Pauline Schwenker Zeitler.

Lucas was the health care provider for his uncle Doug Schwenker and his step- father Don Nolen.He was a free spirit and enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, playing pool and collecting baseball cards.He attended Shelbyville High School and Heartland Community College in Springfield, IL.He loved children and always wanted to be a lawyer.

He is survived by his mother and step-father Pauline Nolen and husband Don of Stewardson; father and step-mother Peter Zeitler and wife Donna of Beason IL; fiancÚ Erika Grooms and son Skyler of Virden, IL; daughter Stevie Zeitler Calhoun of Charleston, IL; sisters: Christine Snow of Excelsior Springs, MO, Laura Zeitler of Herrick, IL and Sonya Zeitler of Lincoln, IL; brother Peter Zeitler II of Moweaqua, IL; nieces and nephews: Alycia Snow, Nicole Allen,Zachary Zeitler, Joshua Snow, Peter Zeitler III, Caleb Snow, Jonothan Galvin, Nikolas Galvin and Wade Allen; aunt Karen Rider of Kewanee, IL and uncle Doug Schwenker of Stewardson, IL and fourteen other aunts and uncles , most of whom live in Germany; many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Everette and June Schwenker and Erna Gartner.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Monday Jan. 10, 2011 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Effingham, IL.Visitation will be from 12:00 noon Monday until time of the service at the Church.Arrangements are entrusted to Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson.