Lucas Coppersmith

Lucas W. Coppersmith enjoyed running with friends up and down Fifth Avenue where he lived in Grafton.

“He was a really happy kid,” his father Kyle said. “The most important thing everybody knew about Lucas was that he lived by the Golden Rule. He was always polite and kind to others.”

Lucas died of complications of leukemia at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa on Thursday, May 23. He was 6.

He was born in Menomonee Falls on June 5, 2012, to Kyle and Lindsay Carnes Coppersmith. He attended Grafton and Woodview elementary schools and was a member of Cub Scout Pack 3839.

Lucas’ family said he loved being outdoors, taking nature hikes at state and county parks and walking with his dad on the Ozaukee Interurban Trail.

He also enjoyed playing in Grafton’s Centennial Park, which he called “the big red park,” and playing baseball and basketball.

When Lucas wasn’t able to be outside, he would play superheroes with his big sister Leila. He also enjoyed building Lego sets, watching TV and playing Roblox on his Chromebook.

His family said he loved his pet turtle Touga, school and reading. Some of his favorite book series were “Jigsaw Jones Mysteries,” “Elephant and Piggie,” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

Lucas is survived by his parents Kyle and Lindsay of Grafton; sister Leila Coppersmith of Grafton; grandmother Mary Coppersmith of Hartford; grandfather Randy Carnes of Whitewater; and great-grandmother Isabel Derse of Menomonee Falls.

He is further survived by his best friend Tyler.

Lucas was preceded in death by his grandparents Ron Coppersmith and Herbie Carnes.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, June 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton. Parish Director Brenda Cline will preside.  

Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.  

Memorials to the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund are suggested.

Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton is handling the arrangements.




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