Lucille Hanneman Behrend, 92, Wisconsin Rapids, born to John and Edith Hanneman March 4, 1921, the oldest daughter of 13 children, went home to her Father in Heaven unexpectedly Sunday, February 2, 2014 at her residence.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 7th at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Paul Tonn will officiate. Burial will be Pioneer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services on Friday at the church.
Lucille attended Immanuel Lutheran School for eight years and graduated from Lincoln High School. She married Earl Behrend on January 17, 1941. He died on January 12, 2002.
Lucille was a charter member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church where she was very active in bible study and served as a Sunday school teacher for 20 years. She also was a member of the church's Dorcas sewing circle and made many quilts for Lutheran World Relief.
Lucille enjoyed sewing, gardening, especially flowers, fishing with her husband up north, and baking for her thirteen great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her three children: Barbara Rosenthal Thorson, David (Nancy) Behrend, and Brenda (Harvey) Henke; two sisters: Hazel Leiser and Ruth Zinda; two brothers: Robert John Hanneman and Fred C. (Mary) Hanneman; six grandchildren: Troy Rosenthal (Mikki Radey), Melissa (Jim) Carsten, Shannon (Keri) Willems, Stacy Brise, Steven (Morgan) Behrend, Keith (Lynn) Behrend; thirteen great-grandchildren: Gwen, Gretchen, and Richard Carsten, Jaiden, Camden, and Weston Willems, Easton, Avery, and Piper Brise, Karina and Kyle Behrend, and Hadley and Chase Behrend. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Lorraine Leiser and Marilyn Peterson; three infant sisters; three brothers: John Jr. (Toby) Hanneman, Arnold Hanneman, and Jerry Hanneman; sisters-in-law: Harriet, Dorothy and Laurann Hanneman; brothers-in-law: Jess Leiser, Charles Leiser and George (Bud) Peterson; sons-in-law: Richard (Ish) Rosenthal and Arthur Thorson; and her parents: John and Edith Hanneman.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family extends a thank you to the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department and Fire Department Paramedic Service for their prompt and courteous service for Lucille.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Feb. 4, 2014