Lucille E. Schluetter

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Lucille E. Schluetter, age 91, of New Hampton, IA, formerly of North Washington, passed away on Sunday June 12, 2011 at New Hampton Care Center in New Hampton. Lucille Elizabeth Schluetter was born on July 6, 1919 to Edward and Amelia (Radamacher) Gardner on the family farm near North Washington. Lucille attended and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1937. She was employed as a waitress in Charles City for several years. Lucille was united in marriage to John Schluetter at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. The couple made their home in North Washington until 1991 when Lucille moved to New Hampton. She worked for Tri-Mark in New Hampton until her retirement. Lucille enjoyed quilting, music, playing the organ, dancing and playing cards. She was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Church, as well as a member of Immaculate Conception Rosary Society. Lucille is survived by her children, Carol (Ray) Panoch of New Hampton, Robert Schluetter of New Hampton and Lola Palmersheim of Omaha, NB; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, John; one daughter, Doris; one son, Ivan; three sisters, Lenora Roths, Myrtle Baltes and Merita Ketterman. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Iowa Hospice. Cemetery: Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery at North Washington. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 with 4:30pm Rosary and a 5:30pm scriptural wake service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the mass on Thursday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating the mass.

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  1. Lucille was a good neighbor and a good postmistress when I lived across the street from her back in 1986 in North Washington. I have such good memories of her kindness and friendship. My sympathies to her family.

  2. I worked with Lucy at Trimark. Many memories of Lucy and Winnie working together on the old 55 table. On Fridays Lucy would come to work with her hair all done up in curlers. When she would get off work she would have her fixed for her Friday night adventures. Lots of memories. Rest in peace Lucy!

  3. My sympathy to each of you. I have been thinking of trying to see her – even for a few minutes – on my trip to NH in 2 weeks, but….. I will be in touch. Nice memories of your Mother which I will share. Love, Joan

  4. Deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family. I always enjoyed conversation, and the inspiration provided by Aunt Lucille.
    God Bless,
    Kevin & Linda Roths Family

  5. When I was little I would wait on my front porch until she would start playing the organ and then I would run over and sit on her steps to listen! I loved when she played.

  6. Carol & Families, you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  7. We’re sorry we are not able to be there at this time. We’ve been visiting our daughter in Montana. Our family is thinking of all of you and sending you are condolences.

  8. Carol and Ray, and all of Lucille’s Family,
    So sorry we weren’t able to attend Lucille’s wake or funeral. Our thought and prayers are with you all always! May your wonderful memories of her bring you peace and comfort. I will always remember Lucille with a smile. She was definitely a “one of a kind” lady! (With quite a bit of feisty added in–she will be missed!)

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