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Nathan "Nater" Lucal

August 20, 2022

Nathan "Nater" Lucal

Nathan “Nater” Andrew Lucal, age 33, of Norwalk, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 20, 2022, after enjoying the best birthday and vacation of a lifetime celebrated by a trip to Los Angeles, beach cities and surrounding sites. His highlighted birthday event was a personal tour of the LA County Firehouse Museum, accompanied by an original and technical advisor of the show, “Emergency”. Followed by lunch at the Blazin Claw restaurant and professional ballgame, Los Angeles Angel victory in 11 innings over the Minnesota Twins, which put the Cleveland Guardians in First place ever since.

He was born August 13, 1989, in Norwalk to the parents of Deborah (Smith) Lucal and the late Raymond Lucal. He attended St. Mary Elementary until 8th grade and was a 2010 graduate of Norwalk High School. He worked in document destruction with CLI, self advocacy and active member of the Rec Department at CLI in Norwalk. He was a profound artist and painted at Artists’ Open Studio, Inc. in Norwalk in the past few years. He is the former cookie baker of “Nate the Great” cookies. He was an avid fan of all Cleveland Sports teams, and especially OSU Buckeye Football. He enjoyed attending action movies, especially super heroes, Marvel, Thor and Top Gun in the theatre, and watching movies and WWE Wrestling at home. He was active with AOS, Kiwanis Atkion Club, a member of Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711, and St. Mary Catholic Church in Norwalk.

He is survived by his mother, Deborah (Smith) Lucal of Norwalk; aunts and uncles, Anna (Richard) Weisenberger of Norwalk, Donald Lucal of Willard, Richard (Donna) Lucal of West Chester, David (Cindy) Smith of Norwalk; and beloved rescue dog, Hershey; and five cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond L. Lucal in 2019; brother, Matthew R. Lucal in 2015; and his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his uncle, David Lucal in 2019.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, August 26, 2022, from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk, where his family requests his guests to wear Ohio State or Scarlet and Gray colors “even if you’re a Michigan fan”. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 38 W. League Street, Norwalk concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Anthony Recker and Francis Mariadas. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Norwalk.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary Catholic Church, 38 W. League Street, Norwalk, OH 44857, Artists’ Open Studio, Inc., 32 E. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Nathan “Nater” Andrew Lucal, age 33, of Norwalk, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 20, 2022, after enjoying the best birthday and vacation of a lifetime celebrated by a trip to Los Angeles, beach cities and surrounding sites. His highlighted birthday event was a personal tour of the LA County Firehouse Museum, accompanied by an original and technical advisor of the show, “Emergency”. Followed by lunch at the Blazin Claw restaurant and professional ballgame, Los Angeles Angel victory in 11 innings over the Minnesota Twins, which put the Cleveland Guardians in First place ever since.

He was born August 13, 1989, in Norwalk to the parents of Deborah (Smith) Lucal and the late Raymond Lucal. He attended St. Mary Elementary until 8th grade and was a 2010 graduate of Norwalk High School. He worked in document destruction with CLI, self advocacy and active member of the Rec Department at CLI in Norwalk. He was a profound artist and painted at Artists’ Open Studio, Inc. in Norwalk in the past few years. He is the former cookie baker of “Nate the Great” cookies. He was an avid fan of all Cleveland Sports teams, and especially OSU Buckeye Football. He enjoyed attending action movies, especially super heroes, Marvel, Thor and Top Gun in the theatre, and watching movies and WWE Wrestling at home. He was active with AOS, Kiwanis Atkion Club, a member of Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711, and St. Mary Catholic Church in Norwalk.

He is survived by his mother, Deborah (Smith) Lucal of Norwalk; aunts and uncles, Anna (Richard) Weisenberger of Norwalk, Donald Lucal of Willard, Richard (Donna) Lucal of West Chester, David (Cindy) Smith of Norwalk; and beloved rescue dog, Hershey; and five cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond L. Lucal in 2019; brother, Matthew R. Lucal in 2015; and his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his uncle, David Lucal in 2019.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, August 26, 2022, from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk, where his family requests his guests to wear Ohio State or Scarlet and Gray colors “even if you’re a Michigan fan”. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 38 W. League Street, Norwalk concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Anthony Recker and Francis Mariadas. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Norwalk.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary Catholic Church, 38 W. League Street, Norwalk, OH 44857, Artists’ Open Studio, Inc., 32 E. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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August 29, 2022

So sorry to hear about Nate. He was a good man. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Ray, Jane and Jeff Borsick

John and Penny

New London, OH, United States
August 26, 2022

May God bless you in the difficult time

Debbie Wagner

Norwalk, OH, Usa
August 26, 2022

My dear Deb, My deepest condolences to you and your family. What a great young man he was. So talented and kind and I never heard him complain. He will be missed by so many especially you. What a strong woman you are, your faith is your gift. Much love for all you have been through. God hears your prayers. Love, Deb

Jeanine Varkonda

norwalk, OH, United States
August 26, 2022

Dear Deb & family, I'm so very sorry to hear of Nate's passing. What a talented young man. I know he will be missed by so many.

Carly Maltese

Bellevue, OH
August 25, 2022

I will miss you so much Nate this doesn't feel real that ur gone yesterday i found out and i saw this today i cried l i will miss your smile and laugh and talking to u i will always be your best friend. i will miss u so much at the group at the huron county board of DD i will see you again someday Rest in Peace Nate :-(
Carly Maltese

Debra Montgomery

Sandusky, OH
August 25, 2022

Deb I’m so sorry about Nate . My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m so glad Nate was able to go on his trip of a life time and you was able to enjoy it with him. He grew into such a special man

Christine Farmer

Monroeville, OH, US
August 24, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My memories of Nathan are from storytime at the Library. May you rest in peace

Patty and Sarah Valentine

Collins, OH
August 24, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Nate was a great person and friend to many people. He will be missed.

Mary Ringlein

Norwalk, OH, US
August 24, 2022

So very sorry. Praying for you during this difficult time.

Lisa (Boyce) Warren

Milan, OH
August 24, 2022

Deb, I am so very sorry for your loss. Jimmy sends his thoughts and Prayers also from Idaho. I will be praying for you Deb. So glad for your time on this last trip.
Prayers, Lisa (Boyce) Warren

Lisa Oney

Norwalk, OH, Huron
August 24, 2022

Deb I am so sorry to hear about Nate…I will be praying for you

Tracie Sebolt

Norwalk, OH, United States
August 24, 2022

Deb, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad that you and Nate got to enjoy his "trip of a lifetime" together. What beautiful memories! You're in my prayers

Linda M. Salmons

MILAN, OH
August 24, 2022

Dear Deb, I am so sorry for your loss, but I am glad you got to spend those last few weeks together enjoying what Nate wanted to do. You are in my thoughts and prayers.