Funeral Services for Lucille Eva Walstrom, 88, of Royal, took place Thursday, June 21, 2007, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Royal. Rev. Robert Brown officiated. Pallbearers were Gerald Zeller, Carl Simmons, Alfred V. Wessling, Adam Walstrom, Travis Walstrom and Jason Trierweiler.
Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery, Spencer.
Lucille passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2007, at her home on what would have been her and Vernard's 60th wedding anniversary.
Lucille, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Lentsch) Kramer, was born on Jan. 16, 1919, in St. Joe. She spent her youth in the St. Joe area, where she attended St. Joe Catholic School. Following her school years Lucille went on to work in Algona and later in Spencer as a waitress.
On June 17, 1947, she married Vernard Walter Walstrom. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Royal where Vernard built homes and Lucille helped with bookwork, painting, staining and varnishing at those homes. The couple also raised their five children: Kathryn, Douglas, Sharon, Thomas, and James. Vernard passed away shortly after the couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 1987. Lucille continued living in Royal until suffering from a lengthy illness of leukemia, congestive heart failure and kidney failure.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers: Clarence, Raymond and Urban Kramer; sister, Anna Marie Kramer; two sister-in-laws: Loretta Kramer and Irene Kramer; and two brother-in-laws: Virgil Walstrom and Bob Frad.
Lucille is survived by her children: Kathryn Walstrom of Royal, Douglas Walstrom and his wife, Emily, of Rogers, Ark., Sharon Wessling and her husband, Alfred J. of Bayard, Thomas Walstrom and his wife, Kathryn of Apple Valley, and James Walstrom of Phoenix; her sister, Magdalena Zeller and her husband, Alfred of Algona; five sister-in-laws: Viola Kramer of Algona, Marjorie Frad of Spencer, Beverly Walstrom of O'Neill, Neb., Charlotte Peterson and her husband, Bill, of Kenmare, ND, and Darlene Petitt and her husband, Bud, of Sheldon.