Lucille E. Germaine (English) 98, Fargo, ND passed away peacefully December 21st at Rosewood Broadway nursing home.
Lucille was born March 14, 1917 in Steele, ND, the first child to O.B. (Bart) and Sophia English. She grew up in Steele, and graduated from Steele High School. In 1935 she married Aloysius Germaine. They lived in various places, including Steele, Bismarck and Escanaba, Michigan before settling in Fargo, where together they raised six children.
Lucille was a long time parishioner of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and for many years was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and St. Mary’s Choir. She was also an active member of the Royal Neighbors Society. Lucille loved to stay busy—especially on election days. For many years she was put in long hours every Election Day as a poll worker. At home, when she wasn’t sewing, crocheting and upholstering furniture, she was up on a ladder painting or wallpapering. No job was too big for her to handle, but she would often admit her biggest job was raising her six children, in whom she took great pride.
Lucille is survived by her daughters Yvonne Larson, Dallas, TX, Betty Ann Vettel, Hillsboro, ND, Janice Dexter, Apache Junction, AZ; and sons Barton (Janis), San Clemente, CA, Steven (Judy) Moorhead, and Robert (Karla), Minneapolis, MN, as well as 15 grandchildren, and 16 greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband Aloysius; sister, Dorothy Foote; brother, Loraine English; and sons-in-law, Alan Larson, George Vettel and Keith Dexter.
A Memorial Service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home on Saturday, December 26th, at 2:00, with visitation one hour prior to the service. A reception at Boulger will follow immediately after the service.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful staff at Rosewood on Broadway for their tireless commitment to the compassionate and loving care for Lucille. In lieu of flowers, Memorials preferred to Rosewood on Broadway Auxiliary.