Lucille Wetmore

Lucille Wetmore

Lucille WetmoreLucille 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   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.

12 thoughts on “Lucille Wetmore”

  1. So sorry for your family’s loss. I know y’all believe in God and it’s a good feeling to know she will be with the Angels tonight! Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with your family. Terrie and Gary.

  2. Margie and Jerry Ruzicka

    Our sympathy and love to all the family. She was like a mother to me when I was a young and naive wife, taught me how to cook, bake and can. Still use her recipes. Jerry always enjoyed our visits with Horace and Lucille when we stopped to visit them. So thankful for having had her in my life.

  3. Our sympathy and condolences to All of you. I used to call her Grandma Lucille , she always had that sparkle to her eyes , that big smile with lipstick on her lips. She is in peace now and pain free. God Bless

  4. Lucille (Little) Nelson

    Dear Jan and family
    Losing those we love is a painful experience and one that only God can ease, knowing that we’ll be reunited.

    We spent many winters in Apache Jct.; wish I had known you were so close

  5. God’s blessings to you all. I am so thankful I got to know your parents, Jan. Your mom was always so gracious. I still have and use the cookbook she gave me that has some of her wonderful recipes and those of many of your relatives.
    Take care.

  6. John and Judi Wendt

    Bob and Mary,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your mother. Lucille will always be remembered in a very special way.

  7. Mark & Nadene Fruen

    Dear Jan & Family, Nadene & I are with you in thoughts and prayers during this time. We are happy your mom’s suffering is over and that she is at peace in heaven and smiling down on all of you.

  8. Karen Sandvig Findley

    Jan and Bob, you must be so saddened by the loss of your wonderful mother – she possessed so many qualities above and beyond the ordinary woman.

    I was fortunate to have Lucille in my life when she and Horace stopped by my house, sometimes a couple of times a week, when I was a naïve and insecure teen-ager.

    Lucille and I spent lots of time together standing at the kitchen counter. As we prepared food, I could talk to her about anything and never worried that she would divulge even a word outside of that room.

    Besides knowing that I could trust her, I also thought she was a beautiful woman. She always had a smile on her face and never complained; her hair and make-up were impeccable; and her choice in clothing was very au courant.

    Lucille meant much to me, and I frequently thought of her over the years.

    A life truly well lived!

  9. Dear Jan and family, when our parents pass,there are so many memories that we experience.I am thinking of the wonderful coffee you had for us gals at one of our reunions.yes indeed, your Mom was a good cook!Now she has joined the heavenly choir of angels! God Bless! Judy

  10. Jan, it is so amazing you had your mother for 75 years. Unbelievable, all the memories you have and remember.
    We all had so much fun at your house. Your mother was so supportive of all of us. And, she always had a smile on her face. And, was always cooking for us. She was the best.
    It is so sad to lose our mothers. Once that happens, we then have to be the matriarch of our family. Our mothers have unconditional love for us. We all wish we had our mother for 75 yrs. So special.
    Sympathy to you and your family. Hugs. Barbara and Betty

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