Obit: Foote, Lucille Helen #2 (1916 - 2009)

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Surnames: Foote, Wegner, Raine, Strack, Rast, Schutz, Bjerke, Douglas, Zeigler, Myers, Vogel 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 20 June 2009 

Foote, Lucille Helen (15 Feb. 1916 - 14 June 2009) 

NEILLSVILLE -- Lucille Helen Foote of N3440 Fairgrounds Ave., passed away peacefully June 14, 2009, at the Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville. 

In her 93 years, she filled the roles of daughter, aunt, cousin, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. 

Lucille was born Feb. 15, 1916, to Clyde and Clara (Wegner) Raine. Her parents farmed at various locations around Neillsville. Lucille was a lifelong resident of the area. 

Lucille graduated from Neillsville High School with the class of 1933. 

In her own words from a journal she kept: 

"After high school graduation, I attended Teacher's Training and then taught three years at the Washington School for $65 a month. After two years I saved enough money for a down payment on a new 1936 Chevrolet that sold for $654. It was a good deal as I later married the car salesman, Charles Foote." 

After becoming husband and wife in September 1940, Charlie and Lucille purchased a farm in 1940 just south of the county fairgrounds and developed an egg business as well as maintained a herd of dairy cattle until 1960, when they discontinued the farming operation. 

They continued to live on the farm. Charlie passed away in October 1981. Lucille remained on the old farm until she was forced to go the Memorial Center in October 2008. She had lived there in the same house for 68 years. 

Lucille is survived by two sons, Jerry (Blair) in Spring Grove, Ill., and Jim (Carolyn) in Manitowoc. 

Further, she is survived by five grandchildren, Brad (Jennifer), Jason (Lisa), Ryan (Amy) and Kevin Foote and Pam (Foote) Myers. Also two "honorary" grandchildren deserve mention: Melissa (Schutz) Rast and Lisa (Strack) Vogel. 

There are seven great-grandchildren: Kelleen, Johnathon and Cassandra Foote, Brianna and Allyson Foote and Amelia and Nate Myers. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; and her sister, Marian (Marvin) Zeigler. 

A Memorial Service celebrating Lucille's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. The Rev. Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Providing music will be the Rev. Douglas and Sharon Bjerke. 

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the Gesche Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 



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