WHITEWATER- Justin L. Lucas, 37, truck driver, rancher, died August 8, 2019, in northern Phillips County, MT, as the result of an accident

There will be a family and friends gathering on Friday, August 16, at 7 p.m. in the back room of Stretches in Malta, MT. His memorial service will Saturday, August 17, at 2 p.m. in Loring, MT. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Loring Volunteer Fire or Loring Hall. Condolences may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Justin LeRoy Lucas was born April 2, 1982 in Malta, MT, to Charles and Ann (Johannesen) Lucas. He began school in Malta and graduated from Whitehall High School, in 2000. He attended Helena College of Technology, graduating in 2002, receiving degrees in Diesel Mechanics and Automotive Technology. He began working at Triangle Pipeline Company in 2003, buying the company with his uncles in 2005. While working and owning Triangle Pipeline Co, he worked in MT, SD, ND, WY, and NE, he met and helped many folks.

In 2014, he began dating Mindy. They enjoyed hiking, camping, making memories, and going on new adventures together. They welcomed their daughter in 2017; she was the light of his life. He relished being a father and cherished every moment with her. Justin enjoyed working on Cobblestone Ranch, being with family and friends, being a father to his daughter and a partner to Mindy. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a great father, son, brother, nephew, and friend.

He is survived by the love of his life, Mindy Perdue, and beloved daughter Justice, both of Whitewater, MT; father Charles Lucas of Whitehall, MT; brothers Jason Lucas of Mooresville, IN, and James Lucas of Billings, MT; sister Kaylyn Lucas of Montana, nephew Orion Lucas and niece Aurora Lucas, both of Mooresville, IN; grandfather Iver Johannesen of Loring, MT, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Lucas of Whitehall, MT; grandparents LeRoy and Grace Lucas of Malta, MT; grandmother Mavis Johannesen of Loring, MT; uncle Paul Johannesen of Loring, MT; and great grandma Addy Ellsworth of Loring, MT.

Guest Book

From: Jack and Mary McLeslie

Jack and I and our family are so very sorry for your loss of Justin. we are offering our prayers for comfort for all of you and your families. We remember Justin from the cabins, and all of you young ones playing cards and having a good time together. We pray for strength for all of you. Keep the good times close to your hearts. Love and Prayers
The Mc Leslie family ,

From: Criss Henderson

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you!

From: Roy Benjamin

On behalf of the Benjamin families, who share the Triangle Pipeline heritage with you. I am very sorry for your loss. Justin was very respectful, as are each of you, of my Grandfather, and he remains proud of you and the company that you have continued and grown.

From: Sherry & john Demarais

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers a
For all of you.

From: Jay and Tamara Ellsworth

Chuck, James, Kaylynn, Mindy, Justice and Jason:
Jay and I express our deepest condolences. Justin was always there to visit when we drove out to Montana. He was always visiting, laughing, debating, supporting and loving the family gatherings. He played whist with my neice(Dani), mom and I all the while laughing and having fun. We watched him grow and we watched his relationship with Mindy grow on-line, along with Justice. We are sorry we cannot attend the Celebration of Justin's Live. Just know that you have our deepest sympathy and we are honored to have the pleasure to know Justin. He was a typical Johanessen family member, he was polite, nice, friendly, and an easy-going guy. We will miss him.

We send our love to all. Jay and Tammy Ellsworth

From: Anne Boothe

I enjoyed getting to know Justin during the creation of Triangle Pipeline when I worked for PhillCo. His talents were many and I'm so sorry he has left too early.

May God bless you and keep you strong.

From: Janet Tronstad

On behalf of my mother (Fern Tronstad) and siblings, we want to express our deepest sympathy to the ones Justin loved, particularly our cousins, Chuck, Cheryl, and Sue. There are no words. You are in our prayers.

From: Mike and Sharon Alfson

We are heartbroken over the loss of Justin. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his extended family and loved ones. From my brief connection with Justin I could tell he was "salt of the earth" folk . It was so nice to spend time at the cabins this last June with the Lucas family. On behalf of the Alfson Family our deepest sympathy.

From: Misty Foss

My condolences on behalf of my girls and myself. We only met Justin once at the branding in may 2019 but he left a lasting impression. As an obvious outsider, Justin was one of the first people to say hello to this city slicker. His contagious smile, infectious laugh, the pride he had for his family and work, and... well... the obvious burly beard will be forever remembered. I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet Justin, even though it was brief. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this time of grief.

Misty, Kylie, & Kimber Foss (Steven Johannesen)

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