Lucille Straub

Lucille Straub, age 84, Moorhead, Minn., formerly of New Leipzig, N.D., passed away peacefully Oct. 27, 2012 at the Eventide Senior Living Center in Moorhead, Minn.

Lucille Straub

Posted 11/08/12

The Herald

Lucille Straub, age 84, Moorhead, Minn., formerly of New Leipzig, N.D., passed away peacefully Oct. 27, 2012 at the Eventide Senior Living Center in Moorhead, Minn.

Funeral services for Lucille were held Nov. 2, 2012, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Leipzig, ND. Pastor John Amundson officiated with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in New Leipzig, N.D. A Celebration of Lucille’s life was held Oct. 31, 2012 at the Eventide Nursing Home, Moorhead, Minn.

Lucille Bernetta Roehl was born Nov. 3, 1927, near New Leipzig, N.D. to John and Justina Roehl. She attended school near New Leipzig. Lucille was united in marriage to Walter J. Straub Nov. 3, 1946. They made their home on the family farm south of New Leipzig for 35 years. In 1981 they retired and moved into New Leipzig. Walter passed away in June, 1985 and Lucille moved to the Fargo area in 1991.

Lucille was a long time member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Leipzig and was an associate member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo, N.D. She was a devout Lutheran and faith was an important part of her life. Lucille enjoyed cooking German foods and entertaining with family and friends. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed joking and having fun with people. She especially enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her five children: Duane (Patricia) Straub, Fargo, N.D., Valerie (Gary) Bock, Moorhead, Minn., Rita (Rodney) Utter, West Fargo, N.D., Connie Straub, Beaverton, Ore. and Rhonda Straub, Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren, Emily (Dunamis) Ross, Christina Marceline, Karl Straub, Lindsay Bock, Allison Bock, Miranda Utter, Jill Utter; six great-grandchildren, Dylan Burke, Zoe Christian, Joshua, Liberty and Samuel Ross; one sister, Leona (Elmor) Wutzke, Bismarck, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; two brothers, Emil and Edwin Roehl; and four sisters, Elsie (Art) Hintz, Martha (Rudy) Iszler, Edna (Rueben) Hochhalter and Viola Roehl.

Memorials may be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Leipzig, N.D. or to a charity of the donor’s choice in Lucille’s name.

Evanson Jensen Funeral Home, Elgin, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.

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