Layne David Luckow, 51, of Casper passed away on Saturday November 7th, 2020 with Michele and Kody by his side.
He was born to Larry Luckow and the late Linda Olson, June 13th, 1969 in Houston Texas. Layne graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1987. He married Michele Drazick on June 2nd, 2000.
He was a fighter from the beginning. He developed a severe lung condition as a child and wasn’t allowed to have anything with milk so that meant not a lot of treats. Layne would drink his cereal with coffee creamer and water. Layne never let sickness hold him back.
Layne and his family traveled and lived in many places including Singapore, Scotland, England, Wales, Hawaii, Texas and San Francisco. Layne’s father believed during these travels he learned to love everyone no matter their background. In 1977 the Luckow family moved to Casper Wyoming and settled in for many years. A favorite memory of his father is the time when Layne and another boy had to settle their differences. So the Dads brought their sons to the park. They circled each other for a while and the other Dad yelled “get him.” Layne said “Take your best shot.” The kid threw a couple of haymakers, Layne ducked out of the way threw 5 or 6 punches and it was over. The kid got an attitude adjustment and Layne's dad “just grinned and went home a proud Dad with the victor at his side.” During Layne’s crazy days as a teenager he loved working on his many cars that usually cost a few hundred bucks, break dancing (true story) and what we fondly refer to as “ruffian games.” In 1995 Kody was born and Layne’s goal in life was to be the best dad. He spent countless hours with Kody on any new hobby or sport. Layne was all about the gear and always had to have the best. 1995 was also the year that Layne pursued his dream of owning and operating a 24 hour gym. The Flex Complex was not only a gym but a second home for many. He also owned a successful lawn business and later worked for the City of Casper.
Baseball was a huge part of our life. Layne coached Casper youth baseball and several travel teams over the years. You could not find a prouder father when he watched his son play baseball. We have so many fun memories of traveling all summer with several players crammed into mini van painted with a bad flame job and a Flex Complex logo.
Layne was able to fix anything and he loved a good project. I would love to say he enjoyed hanging up my countless treasures but occasionally you could hear some grumbling. One of his favorite hobbies was building custom motorcycles. Every part of the bike was customized. When Layne couldn’t find the right paint color for his last bike he followed a gal to her work because her car had the exact color he was looking for. She got out of her car and asked Layne “are you following me.” Layne said “yes”…I like the color of your car and I need to look at the door panel so I can use the color for my bike. Of course, Cooper was in the car and the gal said “Oh you have a boxer” and all the stalking was forgotten. He was a perfectionist and we loved to tease him about his CDO (OCD).
Layne is survived by soulmate Michele Luckow, his son and best friend Kody Luckow. (Lacee), His father Larry Luckow and Mary Ann Luckow, Brother Lance Luckow (Karla); Sister Lucinda Luckow. Step brothers Trevor Bergman(Darlene), Joe Bergman (Jenny). Uncles Loren and Lynn Luckow, numerous nieces and nephews, Faithful companions Cooper, Spud and Grand Dog Sage. Many loyal and dedicated friends. He is preceded in death by his Mother Linda Olson, Grandparents Bill and Minnie Luckow, Grandpa and Grandma Wilson and his Best friend Knuckles.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM on November 21, 2020 at Word Christian Fellowship, 1220 S. Melrose and immediately followed by a reception at the VFW, 1800 Bryan Stock Trail. Layne always appreciated a good Flex Complex Hoodie. In celebration of his life please wear your favorite Flex complex attire or baseball jersey from his coaching days.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to National Jewish Hospital in Denver Colorado to assist families with travel expenses.
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