Lucille J. Fick, 90, Luverne, died Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital.
A funeral service was Monday, May 16, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Lucille Thompson was born June 30, 1925, to Henry and Wilhelmina (Swanson) Thompson on the family farm near Pukwana, South Dakota, Brule County. She was baptized Aug. 13, 1926, and was confirmed in her faith Nov. 26, 1939, both at Pukwana Lutheran Church in Puwana. She was raised on the farm and attended school in town. She graduated from Pukwana High School and furthered her education in accounting at Nettleton Business School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Lucille then worked in accounting with Frank’s Frozen Foods in Sioux Falls.
On Nov. 14, 1954, Lucille married Ray Fick at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. The couple made their home on a farm southwest of Luverne. Lucille helped in several capacities on the farm, including bookkeeping. She also kept two large gardens. Her son Gregory died Sept.5, 1961, and her husband, Ray, died March 13, 1980. Despite these experiences, Lucille held firm to her faith. She and her family continued the farming operation until her sons, Arden and Morris, took over the farming. In 1984 Lucille built a home on a nearby farm and continued to help wherever she could on the farm until she retired. In March 2010 Lucille moved to The Oaks senior living facility in Luverne.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne, where she belonged to Women’s Society and Circle. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and quilting, as well as playing cards, especially pinochle.
Lucille is survived by three children, Arden Fick, Luverne, Morris (Beth) Fick, Luverne, and Judy (Mike) Simundson, Sioux Falls; six grandsons, Justin Simundson, Jordan Simundson, Joshua Fick, Daniel Fick, Matthew Fick and Jacob Fick; a great-granddaughter, Madalyn Fick; two sisters, Lois Bode, Chamberlin, South Dakota, and Lorraine Mosemann, White Lake, South Dakota; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; a son, Gregory; her parents; and three brothers, Avery Thompson, Milden Thompson, and Normand Thompson.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.