Obit: Gerken, Lucille (1888 - 1952)
Surnames: Gerken, Budzinski, Urban, Slota, Soderberg
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11/13/1952
Gerken, Lucille (3 JAN 1888 - 22 OCT 1952)
Mrs. Allen Gerken (nee Lucille Budzinski of Highland Park passed away at Billings Hospital Oct. 22, 1952, after a period of short illness. She was born at Thorp (Clark Co.), Wis., Jan. 3, 1888 to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Budzinski.
She was united in marriage to Allen Gerken Oct. 29, 1920 at Highland Park.
She leaves to mourn, her husband and two children, Allen Jr. and Irene, both residing at Highland Park, her father Vincent Budzinski of St. Paul, 4 sisters, Mrs. Van (Mary) Urban of St. Paul, Mrs. Jos. (Bernice) Slota of Minneapolis., Miss Anna of St. Paul, Mrs. Pearl Soderberg of Thorp, and 2 brothers, John of Superior, Wis., Frank of St. Paul.
Funeral services were held at the Immaculate Conception Church, Highland Park, with a requiem mass, Sat., Oct. 25th with Father Burns officiating.
She was laid to rest at the Ascension Cemetery.
Out of city persons who attended the funeral were Mrs. Van Urban, Mrs. Anna Budzinski and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Budzinski, all of St. Paul, Mrs. Jos. Slota of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. John Budzinski of Superior, Vincent Budzinski and Pearl Soderberg of Thorp.
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