Lucille S. Landsness Stegmann
Lodi/DeForest/Madison Lucille Landsness Stegmann, age 87, of Lodi, formerly DeForest and Madison, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Lodi Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was born at home on May 27, 1925 in Ashton Corners the daughter of John and Cecilia (Adler) Maly. She graduated from Waunakee High School in 1944. She married Bernard Landsness on November 16, 1946 and they had two children, Richard and Deborah. They were married 29 years until his death on May 15, 1975. She later met and married Gottfried “Fritz” Stegmann on August 26, 1989, and he preceded her in death 18 years later on November 24, 2007.
Lucille worked numerous full time jobs until retiring at age 65. After retiring, she worked part time at her dream job for the Lodi Schools and was known as Lucy the Lunch Lady at Dane Kindergarten. She loved those little children. In her spare time she worked on her silk flower arrangements and sold them at many craft shows. Many hours were spent with family and friends playing euchre. Every holiday the cards came out and everyone played; children and adults. Fritz and Lucille loved to dance. They were beautiful to watch. Lucille’s favorite thing was watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and showing everyone her billfold pictures. She had a fun spirit and a full life. She will be missed.
Lucille is survived by her son, Richard (Debbie) Landsness; her daughter, Debbie (Ron) Schultz; six grandchildren, Jenny (Lance) Leslie, David and Sara Landsness, Lisa (Dennis) Biddick, Lori (Kevin Clauer) Schultz, Mike (Angela Tommy) Schultz; six great-grandchildren, Alex and Lyndsey Biddick, Quintin Trainor, Jack, Henry and Charlie Leslie; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Maly and Ardyth Loga.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Bernard and Fritz; her in-laws, Cornelius and Amelia Landsness; infant brother, Richard Maly; brother, Marvin Maly; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clifford and Pat Landsness and brother-in-law, Thor Loga. We would like to thank everyone at Lodi Good Samaritan Nursing Home and Home Health United Hospice for their wonderful care of our mother.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at ST. OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH, 623 Jefferson Street, DeForest with Father Robert J. Butz presiding.
Burial will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 13 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home DeForest Chapel and again on Wednesday at the church from 10:30 until the time of Mass.
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