EL PASO — Lucas Nathaniel “Luke” Porzelius, 3, of El Paso, IL

Died at 4:20 P.M. Thursday, December 19, 2013 at OSF St. FrancisMedical Center in Peoria, IL.

Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Monday at First United Church of Gridley with Rev. Andy Huette officiating. Burial will follow at Gridley Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 4 P.M. Sunday at the church and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Memorials may be made to the family to set up a College Fund for his Brothers.

Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso is assisting the family with services.

Lucas was born June 26, 2010 in Peoria, IL the son of Jason W. and Michelle I. Grohmann Porzelius. They survive along with two brothers Benjamin Ray and Isaac Wayne; Grandparents Jeff and Teresa Porzelius of Gridley and Ray and Pam Grohmann of Lovington; Great Grand Parents Bob and Shirley Carr of Gridley’ Fay Opper of Eureka, Betty Clark of Lovington, and Rosemary Grohmann of Gilson; Several Aunts and Uncles.

He was preceded in death by his Great Grand fathers Wayne Porzelius, Gene Clark, Clyde Grohmann, and Donald Opper.

He attended First United Church of Gridley.

Luke was a happy boy who loved playing with blocks, playing peek a boo, surprises, playing with his own shadow, and his two big brothers.

Luke touched lives of everyone he met. He brought joy to those who loved him and taught so many about how to live our lives in the midst of struggle. Luke’s nurse was his Aunt Emily Henson who loved him very much. Luke fought through many surgeries in his life and taught how to persevere through hard times. We will love him always!

Obituary written by family members.

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