Lucille Gunther

Lucille Marie Gunther, 93, of Minonk, passed away Friday March 31, 2017, 1:35 pm at Heritage Health, Minonk.
Visitation will be Tuesday April 4, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Calvert –Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk. Funeral services will be Wednesday 11:00 am at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Minonk, with an hour prior visitation. The Rev. Ed Sinclair will officiate. Burial will follow at Minonk Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ or to Heritage Health, Minonk.
Lucille was born February 10, 1942 in rural Minonk to Heindrich Lubbe and Dena A. (Feken) Harms.
She married Nelson H. Gunther on April 27, 1963 in Minonk. He preceded her in death on August 15, 2002. Surviving are two daughters, Joy (Dan) McDowell, of La Grange and Kris (Jeff) Ellingson, of Minonk. Three grandchildren, Bridget and Brinn Mc Dowell and Trey Ellingston. Her parents, one brother, Arthur and a sister, Ermyle Walters, preceded her in death.
Lucille was a school teacher in the Minonk area for over 38 years. She started teaching in a one room school house and then at the Minonk Grade School.
She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed to bake, sew and crochet. She also help with the food pantry.

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