Lucille B. Brown

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Lucille B. Brown, age 81, of New Hampton, Iowa died on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at New Hampton Care Center in New Hampton. Lucille Barbara Miller was born on April 16, 1929 to Nick and Dorothy (Schmitz) Miller on a farm near Ionia, Iowa. Lucille attended St. Marys School in North Washington and graduated in 1946. She was united in marriage to Delmer F. Brown on December 30, 1946 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. After their marriage Delmer and Lucille traveled the country painting water towers. Later they settled in New Hampton where she sold Watkins products for several years. In 1971 she was employed by Sara Lee Foods in New Hampton until 1986 when she retired. Lucille enjoyed golf, playing cards with the men, traveling with family and going to Lake Thunderhead in Missouri. She was a member of St. Josephs Center Holy Family Parish, St. Josephs Rosary Society and the Fredericksburg Country Club. Lucille is survived by children Delmer Bill (Shirley Pitz) Brown of New Hampton, Larry (Phyllis) Brown of New Hampton, Shirley (David) Kopp of Marion, IA and Susanne (Tom) Olson of Olathe, KS; grandchildren Jennifer (Jeff) Muzzy, Del Brown, Nicole Brown, Kelly (Ryan) Daily, Lucy Kopp, Beau Kopp, and Alex and Andrew Olson; great grandchildren Sarah Muzzy and Madeline Daily; sisters Leota (Bill) Burns of Marshalltown,IA, Laurie (Bob) Burns of Cedar Rapids, IA, Doris Miller of Minneapolis, MN, and Robert (Sue) Miller of Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law Pearl Brown of Waterloo, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Delmer in 1991, five children at birth, and brother Francis Sonny Miller. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Lucille's family. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton. Visitation: Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 3:00-7:00pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton with a Rosary at 3:30pm and a Scriptural Wake Service at 5:00pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Holy Family Parish - St. Josephs Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating the mass.

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  1. Living in New York we didn’t get to see each other too often. When we did see each other or talk on the phone it was like we were never apart. Aunt Lucy was always happy and upbeat, a joy to be around. When she would visit she would always get up early to take a walk through the park near my home. This one time she comes back after her walk and says that a guy tried to pick her up. As she was walking past an elderly fellow he says; “come on Lucy, let’s go”. She turns to the man and said how do you know my name? He apologized and said he was calling his dog which was also named Lucy. They both had a laugh then she sat down and they spoke for hours. Another time Aunt Lucy was watching TV in the living room when we called her to come for lunch. While we were waiting for her I made myself a sandwich (it was a really nice sandwich). Just as I was about to take my first bit, Aunt Lucy came into the kitchen, took the sandwich out of my hands and went back into to living room to finish watching her show. She said that the surprised look on my face was priceless. (she did eat my sandwich!) We often tell Aunt Lucy stories and I’ll miss her a lot…

  2. To all the Brown family – we extend our deepest sympathy. Lucy was such a wonderful lady – always had a smile when I would see her at the nursing home. Keep all her memories close to your heart during this difficult time. She is now at peace. God bless you all.

  3. To all the Brown family – we extend our deepest sympathy. Lucy was such a wonderful lady – always had a smile when I would see her at the nursing home. Keep all her memories close to your heart during this difficult time. She is now at peace. God bless you all.

  4. Our condolences are with you. Sorry we can’t be there for you at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you
    Richard and Rose Holschlag

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lucy’s families. I enjoyed working with Lucy at Sara Lee. She will always be remembered. Our Sympathy.

  6. Sorry to hear about Lucy’s death. You all will be in my prayers. I know that Lucy is finally happy up in heaven with Delmar and Dad.

  7. To Lucy’s family, I send my deepest sympathy. I truly enjoyed working with Lucy at Sara Lee. She was a true friend.

  8. To the family of Lucy Brown-We want to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. I’m going to miss her at the Care Center. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  9. we extend our sympathy and thinking of your family during this time. we always enjoyed your Mother cheerfulness.
    Larry and Joy

  10. Each of you has my deepest sympathy for the loss
    of Lucille. She raised a wonderful family. I always
    enjoyed meeting her and talking with her.

  11. To the family of Lucy Brown: I feel truly blessed to have known Lucy, most recently in the five years that my father was a resident at the NH Care Center from (2004-09). Dad’s room was in the same hall way and we often visited. I always enjoyed a story or two with Lucy and visiting with Bill when he came to see his mother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  12. We want to extend our sincere sympathy to Lucy’s family. We worked many years at Sara Lee with Lucy serving us as our “Quality Control” check point. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Our sympathy to each of you at the loss of your sister, mother, and grandmother. I have many fond memmories of visits with Delmar and Lucillle as we were growing up. We will remember Delmar and Lucille in our prayers as well as each of you. I have enjoyed visiting with Leota at the Veteraran’s Home. Tom goes there each week to give Leota and Bill communion along with other residents there. God bless you! Tom and Joyce

  14. I would like to express my deepest condolences to each of you. My mother resides in the New Hampton Care Center, and Lucille will be greatly missed. I live 5 hours away, near Beloit, WI, so I had not seen Lucille since the day of the Thanksgiving Dinner. The momentary break in the weather allowed me to visit New Hampton this past Friday. I arrived shortly before the evening meal. When I noticed that Lucille was not at her table, I began to look for her. Eric, an aide, came into the dining area, and I asked him about Lucille. She ALWAYS was so interesting and friendly–and she didn’t know me from Adam! She never missed conversing pleasantly with me each time I visited. She was one of the classiest persons I have ever met! Heaven must be even more wonderful now that she’s there.

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