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Lucille M. DeCoursin
Lucille "Lu" M. DeCoursin, 89, passed away Thursday, July 31 at her residence.
Born Sept. 19, 1924, to Nicholas and Esther (Thoma) Schmidt in Clintonville, she served in the United States Navy during World War II. On Dec. 31, 1946, she married John "Jack" DeCoursin in Milwaukee and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1995.
She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, fishing, golfing and cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was optimistic, very social, had a quick wit and was an avid Packer fan. A devout Lutheran and longtime member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, she was inspirational and enjoyed volunteering at Bethesda Thrift Store and Paul's Pantry over the years.
She is survived by five children, Dale (Schila) DeCoursin, Jane (Steve) Swanson, Paul (Beverly) DeCoursin, Mary (Terry) Woodke and Sandra (Jim) Paulick; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie (Robert) Abresch and Rosalie Roloff; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Schmidt and a brother-in-law, Calvin Roloff.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Aug. 3 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, from 3 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 5 p.m. Rev. Scott Malme officiated with inurnment at Fort Howard Mausoleum. Memorials will be donated to the American Diabetes Association in her name.
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