Lucille M. Arens, age 91, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton, Nebraska with Deacon Sylvan Thoene officiating. Burial will be in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation is Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.
Pallbearers are Bill Arens, Ben Arens, Rockie Wampol, and Calvin Wampol. Honorary pallbearers are Kay Wampol and Sarah Arens.
Lucille Arens was born March 7, 1924, in Menominee, Nebraska, to Frank and Rosina (Jenssen) Zavadil. She grew up and helped on the farm near Menominee, until she married Gilbert Arens on January 7, 1948 in Menominee. After their marriage they moved to their farm south of Crofton, where Lucille took great pride in raising her two children Kay and Bill.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton and was also a member of the Catholic Daughters. She loved sewing, working in her flower garden and was a really good cook. After her children were grown, Lucille and Gilbert took dancing classes and loved to dance. Gilbert died on March 22, 2005, and we know they are together again dancing in heaven.
Survivors include her two children: Kay (Rockie) Wampol of Yankton, South Dakota and Bill Arens of Yankton; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gilbert; granddaughter, Tracy Arens; daughter-in-law, Vicki Arens; two brothers: Donald and Wilfred Zavadil; and nephew, Kenny Zavadil.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
My family would like to send sincere condolences to the Arens family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and hope from the bible promise at Isaiah 25:8. Pray constantly, avoid isolation, and lean on God as you cope during this most difficult time.
Kay and family, I hope you can find comfort in your many cherished memories and may love be what you remember the most of all . I have you all in my thoughts and parayers ..
Kay and Bill, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Many memories come flooding back !!! We are having masses said for the repose of her soul. She was a wonderful, caring woman.
Ed and Janice (Donner) Stratman
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