Lucille Dumas

lucille dumas

Lucille A. (Lucy) Dumas, age 88, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Lucille was born October 7, 1921 to Albert and Genefeva (Koehmstedt) Schill in Dresden Township near Mt. Carmel, ND. She was raised and attended schools in the area. She married Joseph Simon Dumas October 30, 1947 in Langdon, ND. Joe and Lucy owned and operated a bowling alley and bar called “The Cave” in Langdon. In 1954, they moved to Hillsboro, ND and opened “Joe’s Pool Hall” that later became Joe’s Corner Café. Lucy and Joe worked all aspects of the restaurant business while raising their family. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Altar Society and Christian Mothers. Her every day life was a true testimonial of her faith. She was known for her work ethic and as was featured in the Fargo Forum Labor Day 2008. After her husband’s death in 1995, she moved to Fargo and became a member of the Holy Spirit Church. She continued to work in the restaurant business as an employee. Her last 7 years she worked at Hardee’s on Main until the day of her passing. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Jim) Myers of Fargo; her sons, Duane (Lolly) of Lake Park, MN; Daniel (Janet) of Fargo; her step-daughter, Joann Fox of Seattle WA; her sister, Anne Hoffarth of Langdon; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 10 step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe on May 5, 1995; her sisters, Catherine Boesl and Pauline Dahl; and her brothers, Richard and Leo; and 4 younger siblings. The world would be a better place if we thought that work is a gift from God as Lucy did. Visitation: 5-7 PM Sunday, December 20, 2009 at Boulger Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service in the church on Monday Prayer Service: 7 PM Sunday at Boulger Funeral Home Funeral Service: 1:30 PM Monday, December 21, 2009 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo Burial: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, Hillsboro, ND Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND Online guestbook

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