Lucille Raveling

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Lucille RavelingLucille Raveling age 99, formerly of Lucan, passed away January 21, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Wabasso.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lucan.  Visitation is one hour prior to services.  Inurnment will be in the Lucan Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lucille was born to Fred and Madge Brakke on August 4, 1917 at Milroy, Minnesota, where she grew up on the farm.  She was called “Buster” as a child and that name continued the rest of her life with her side of the family and Milroy friends.  Lucille graduated from Milroy High School and met Ralph Raveling at a dance at the Blue Moon in Marshall a few years later.  They were married on July 31, 1938.  In 1944 Lucile and Ralph moved to the farm at Lucan where he had grown up, remaining there 45 years before moving into Lucan at retirement.  Florida was their winter escape from the cold and snow of Minnesota for 20 years.  Later they moved to Hill Street Place in Marshall where Lucille continued to live after Ralph’s death in 2005.  Lucille was a happy, loving, devoted wife and mother.  She was a wonderful cook who hosted innumerable family dinners.  She also baked buns for many family gatherings, and always baked bread until the move to Hill Street.  We have many sweet memories of her caramel rolls, which she shared generously.  Lucille also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and playing shuffleboard in Florida where she won many championship trophies.  She loved to read until her eyesight failed, but Lucille remained as sweet as ever and didn’t complain about it.  It was her choice to move from Marshall to the nursing home in Wabasso.  Lucille had worked there as an aide for 10 years when it first opened.  The family wishes to thank the staff at Golden Living for their loving care during her last 5 years.

Lucille is dearly missed by her two children: Janice (Dick) Peters and Kathleen (Richard) Norcutt; four granddaughters: Brenda Stein, Marci Norcutt, Melissa Blumenshine, and Sue Peters; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 67 years, Ralph; brothers Charles, Allen, and Lynn Brakke, and granddaughters Shelly Peters and Wendy Lund.

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