Lucille Muenchow, 86, of Seaforth passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Avera Hospital in Marshall. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with inurnment at a later date. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from noon until 2 p.m., at the funeral home.
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Lucille Opal Muenchow, the daughter of Milton F. and Clara (Zuehlke) Tripp, was born September 30, 1928 in Kanawha, Iowa. She spent her youngest years in Kanawha and then moved with her family to Clinton, Minnesota. Lucille received her elementary education in country school and graduated from Clinton High School in1944.
On December 5, 1948, Lucille married Clifford A. Muenchow. They made their home in Ortonville before moving to Belview and later Seaforth. Although she was first and foremost a wife and mother, Lucille also worked as a clerk at Ben Franklin. She loved reading, going to auctions, gardening, and going on trips. Lucille enjoyed solving cryptograms and puzzles.
She is survived by her daughters Linda Parish of Seaforth, Ardell (Mark) Grzeskowiak of Marshall, and Vikki (Gordon) Burke of North Redwood; grandchildren Pam Elfring, Janielle Ringeisen, Anthony Hemingsen, Daniel Smith, Joseph Marks, Colton Burke, and Jaden Burke; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister Lela Mills of Hot Springs, South Dakota. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Clifford in 2001, daughter Karen Hemingsen, brother Bill Tripp, and sister Millie Cronen.
Blessed be her memory.