Lucille Caroline Wetmore age 98 of Redwood Falls passed away Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at Season’s Hospice House in Redwood Falls. Memorial Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 11 at Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Redwood Falls Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Pine Haven Christian Camp. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lucille Caroline Johnson was born April 3, 1919 in Sundown Township to William and Anna (Hansen) Johnson, who immigrated from Denmark. She attended Dist. 71 country school, and was baptized and confirmed in the Sundown Lutheran Church. Lucille married Horace Wetmore June 6, 1936, in Crown Point, Indiana. They were married for 73 years until he died Feb.5, 2010, in the same room at the Hospice House 8 years earlier. They lived in Chicago with Horace’s sister, Evelyn and Earl Boudreau for 6 months. They moved back and lived in Morgan, MN, for 6 mos. before moving to the family farm where they lived till 2008. Lucille was baptized in the Church of Christ in Redwood Falls in 1939. Not only was she a homemaker, but she could do anything a man could do as far as farm work was concerned and would help out wherever she was needed. Lucille made the biggest and best food for bean walkers and any helpers who worked on the farm. She was famous for her dill and lazy wife sweet pickles, and for her brownies and chocolate cake with 1/2″ fudge frosting. Lucille was active in church activities, taught Sunday school, was a deaconess, and member of the ladies circle and helped as a volunteer. She was a member of the Paxton Ladies extension group and volunteered for the Paxton 4-H clubs. Lucille was also active in the friends of Gilfillan. She enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, flowers and travel in almost all of the United States, Canada, Alaska, Prince Edward Islands, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands.
Lucille is survived by her children: Janice (Greg) Boynton of Apache Junction, AZ and Bob (Mary) Wetmore of Redwood Falls; grandchildren: Bill Wetmore Jr., Michelle (Tom) Shrider, Scott Wetmore, Joy (Don) Vinson, Jackie (John) Votapek, Scott (Lindsi) Boynton, Lisa (Jeff) Olsen, Emily (Mike) Davis and Tim Wetmore; great grandchildren: Isaac Shrider, Alicia (Jim) Ward, Alexandra Vinson, Maya & Ella Votapek, Sam, Madeline, Zachary, & Jacob Boynton, and Mason & Delaney Davis; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by husband Horace Wetmore, sons Bill and Glenn Wetmore, grandson Steven Boynton and siblings Einar, Minnie, Charlie, Sena, Henry, Al, Clayton and Marie Johnson.