Lucille M. "Lucy" Mehrkens
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Lucille M. "Lucy" Mehrkens, age 95 of Mazeppa died on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at her son's home in Mazeppa. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mazeppa with Pastor Alan Horn officiating. Burial will be in the Mazeppa Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Lucille Margaret Banitt was born on June 20, 1924 in Zumbrota, MN to August and Lilly (Brunkhorst) Banitt. Lucille grew up in rural Zumbrota and attended Grace Lutheran Parochial School. Lucille started working at the Red Wing Shoe Company. On February 5, 1945 she married Clarence Mehrkens at the parsonage of Grace Lutheran Church in rural Goodhue. They farmed in rural Mazeppa until 1973. In 2008 they moved into Mazeppa. Lucille enjoyed gardening and canning, raising flowers, feeding and watching the birds, having coffee with friends, talking and staying connected on the phone and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Lucille is survived by her son, Darold (Trudy) Mehrkens of Mazeppa; her daughter, Sharon (Gene) Krismer of Zumbro Falls; eight grandchildren; twenty one great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sister, June Ohnstad of Wanamingo and many nieces and nephews.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; two grandsons, Jim and Tim Krismer; two brothers, LeRoy Banitt and August Banitt Jr. and two sisters, Violet Stiller and Eileen Groth.
Arrangements are with the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota.