Founded Lukan’s Farm Resort with late husband Alois Lukan
Olga Maria ‘Oma’ Lukan, Long Ridge Road, Hawley, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family and caring priest Father Langan. She was preceded in death in 1994 by her husband of 54 years, Alois Lukan.
Olga was born on August 8, 1913 in Nesseltal, Gottshee, Austria, daughter of the late Michael Meditz and Josephine Schneller Meditz.
She worked on her family vineyard before immigrating to America in 1937. After marrying Alois in Ridgewood, New York in 1940, they moved to British Columbia Canada. Always wanting to be closer to family, they returned to the United States in 1951. Olga and her husband bought a boarding house on Long Ridge Road, Hawley and established Lukan’s Farm Resort in the same year. She was a remarkable cook and baker and avid gardener. Her sincere hospitality touched many in her 60 years of serving others in the family business.
Surviving are a son, Alois Reinhold Lukan and wife Ingrid, and a daughter Eleanor Louise Hochreither and husband Heinrich. Six grandchildren, John Hochreither and wife Page, Michael Lukan and wife Stephanie, Christine Siemers and husband Shawn, Stephen Lukan and wife Alison, Robert Hochreither and wife Gretchen, and Lisa Hochreither and dear friend Jack Fives. Seven great-grandchildren, Kelby Hochreither, Courtney, Luke, and Max Siemers, and John, Joseph, and Eric Lukan and a special niece Sophie Meditz. Olga was very grateful to always be surrounded by her caring family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend that will be dearly missed by all that were blessed to know her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 2nd at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Honesdale. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may visit Hessling Funeral Home, Inc.
428 Main St. Honesdale on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Condolences: www.hesslingfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s favorite charity.