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Dr. Lance Haluka

August 7, 1971 — November 28, 2023

Dr. Lance J. Haluka, age 52, died peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. He was born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, the son of Walter and Carol Freund Haluka. Dr. Haluka did his undergraduate studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, after which he completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at Indiana University School of Optometry. Lance served the local community as an optometrist at Southern Eye Center for 20 years. He was also passionately active in missions, travelling to numerous countries throughout the world and serving those who would not otherwise receive eye care. Lance loved the great outdoors—especially when it involved fishing. And he was an avid sports fan, with hockey at the top of the list. Dr. Haluka was an actively involved member of New Covenant Church.


He is survived by his wife, Debbie Haluka of Hahira; his father, Walter Haluka; his sister and brother-in-law, Robin and Steve Hambly of Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cliff III and Jennifer Brooks of Seymour, Indiana, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Abigail and Sean Rathbun of Fort Mill, South Carolina, brother-in-law, Ken Brooks of Rosamond, California, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford Jr. and Vickie Brooks of Bloomington, Indiana, as well as 9 much-loved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Freund Haluka.


The memorial service is on Monday, December 4, 2023, 10:00 am at New Covenant Church, with Pastor Michael Wells officiating. The family will receive friends at the church at 9:00 am, one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to “Heaven in Sight,” P.O. Box 2010, Valdosta, GA 31604.


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