Lucille “Lu” Pietig, died Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Garnette Gardens. Memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 from St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls with Father Michael Doyle officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at the church. A private inurnment will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Clements following the service.
Arrangements are pending with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Lucille Serin Pietig, the daughter of Theodore and Ella (Schultz) Jacoby, was born September 9, 1928 in Sundown Township. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Clements for her elementary schooling and then attended Good Counsel School Sister’s of Notre Dame and graduated in 1946.
On June, 23, 1951, Lu married Ralph Pietig. They made their home on the family farm from 1951 until 1990 when Ralph passed away. Lu continued to live on the farm until 1993 when she moved to Redwood Falls. In 1994, she began working in sales at A & W Furniture and Gifts and continued working there for 10 years. Last September, Lu moved to Garnette Gardens.
Lu belonged to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church of Redwood Falls where she was a member of the Catholic Christian Women. She enjoyed special times with family, friends, and her grand-children. She still loved visiting the farm and taking lunch out.
She is survived by her children Geri (Tony) Frank of Minneapolis, Peg McDonald of Edina, Cindy (Loren) Hillesheim of Ham Lake, Roxy (Mike) Steffl of New London, Dean (Carrie) Pietig of Clements, and Todd (Lynn) Pietig of Morgan. Also surviving are her grand-children Conor McDonald, Rory McDonald, Jacob Hillesheim, Megan Hillesheim, Isaac Steffl, Sam Steffl, Zach Steffl, Adam Pietig, Matt Pietig, Alex Pietig, Jalen Pietig, and Tristan Pietig; and her sister Arlien Miller of Bloomington. Lu was preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Ella Jacoby; her husband Ralph Pietig; her sister Lorraine Klein; and her grand-children Jessica Frank and Lucas Steffl.
Blessed be her memory.