Julia Appolonia Lueck

Julia Appolonia Lueck, age 98 of Winsted, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at St. Mary's Care Center.

Julia was born near Lester Prairie in Winsted Township, McLeod Co., on March 3, 1901, the daughter of Frank and Anna Janisch Kegler.

On April 28, 1920, Julia was joined in holy marriage to Bernard J. Lueck at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Bernard and Julia farmed for many years south of Winsted. Bernard preceded his wife in death on Dec. 2, 1959.

In the fall of 1961, Julia moved into the city of Winsted.

She was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the oldest female parishioner that was born and raised in Winsted.

Julia was a member of the Holy Family Council # 204, The St. Anne's Society, The Catholic Aid Association, C.C.W., and the auxiliaries of American Legion Post #407 and V.F.W. Post #9232.

Survivors include her children: Wilbert C. (Alice) Lueck of Winsted, Mary Ann (Ardner) Fasching of Minnetonka, Afra (Donald J.) Roufs of Winsted, Marcia (Russell) Haugen of Mendota Heights, and John J. (Charlene) Lueck of Winsted; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Julia was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Bernard J. Lueck Jr.; grandsons, David Fasching and Darryl Roufs; an infant brother, Leonard Kegler; brothers, Albert and Edward Kegler; and a sister, Clara Boyle.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant, and Lavon Kielkucki provided special music for the Mass. Charlene Lueck was the commentator, Dottie Herring was the lector, and Kyla Lueck, Cory Roufs and Amy Lachermeier were the servers. Jackie Lueck, Heidi Roufs and Julie Roufs were the gift bearers.

Interment followed at the Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Bernie Lueck, Francis Roufs, Gary Hansen, Greg Haugen, Dawn Lueck, Willie Roufs, John Swartout and Carol Quast served as casket bearers.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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