Lucile I. Gasner
Lucile I. Gasner, age 89 passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at The Pines of Sauk Prairie.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1927 in Troy Township, the daughter of the late Charles and Irene Kleinert.
Lucile spent her childhood on Cassell Prairie helping tend to the family farm. She graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1945. While waiting for her high school sweetheart to return from his Navy hitch, she was employed at Northwest Mutual Ins. Co. in Milwaukee.
Lucile was married on April 12, 1947 in Sauk City. A skilled bookkeeper, she ran the business end of her husband, Rene’s, paint contracting business.
Lucile was a meticulous housekeeper and took great pride in the appearance of their lawn and plantings. Caring, loving and no nonsense are good adjectives to describe her. She possessed an incredible drive to help her family in any way possible.
Lucile enjoyed a car ride to view the country side. It was a “bonus” if some deer sightings were included. Going to her son’s and daughter-in-law’s cabin and backing the Pack were high on her list of priorities. In her earlier years, she was quite the water skier. She was a nonswimmer who liked to skim across the surface of Lake Wisconsin. Kids, especially little ones, put a smile on her face.
Widowed in 2015, she continued to live at home. A daily outing to a local restaurant for lunch kept her “in the loop”. She liked to watch the world go by her front window at home. Her neighbor, Colleen, was an important friend to her.
Lucile is survived by her son, Tom (Ann) Gasner and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister Ann Sprecher. The family would like to thank her doctors, Maribeth Baker and James Heun, for their caring service. A special thanks to the staff at The Pines for their concern during the final chapter of Lucile’s life.
A graveside service at Sauk City Cemetery will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 11:00 am. All are welcome to attend. A celebration of Lucile’s life will be held at a date to be determined. Memorials may be made to First United Church of Christ, Sauk City.
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