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Lucille M. Utsch

Lucille M. Utsch, age 80 of Cold Spring, formerly of St. Joseph and Delano, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring.

She was born Aug. 12, 1924 to Math and Elizabeth (Haider) Stalberger in Spring Hill.

Lou was united in marriage to Alcuin H. Utsch June 24 1946 at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Spring Hill. For several years, Al and Lou farmed in Spring Hill, before moving to St. Joseph. Then, in 1967, Al and Lou moved the family to Delano.

Lou was employed by the Charles Sweatt family of Wayzata for many years.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, and reading, and especially spending time with her family. Her freshly baked cookies were a favorite for all the neighbor children, who knew her as “Granny Lou.”

Lou was preceded in death by her former husband, Al; an infant son; and her son, Joseph “Butch;” her parents; and brothers Bob and Cyril Stalberger.

She is survived by her children: Marge and Lenny Laudenbach of St. Cloud, Richard and Debbie Utsch of Richmond, Pat and Glen Stalboerger of Cold Spring, Joan and Bill Graunke of Buffalo, Jean and Rob Kosower of Phoenix, Ariz.; Deb and Lee Pfrogner of Stuart, Fla.; Steve Utsch, and Allen Utsch, both of Delano; 18 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Lou is further survived by sisters Gennie Lieser, Joan Winter, Millie Spanier, Betty and Don Barton, and Bernice Welle; and brothers Ray Stalberger, and Math and Carol Stalberger.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. The Rev. Cletus Connors officiated, with music provided by the Resurrection Choir. Nichole Utsch served as soloist, Lisa Drontle was the organist, and Julie Ludwig performed the role of cantor and music director. Cross bearer was Kirstyn Guy. Interment services followed at the Calvary Cemetery in Delano at 3 p.m.

Visitation was Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Casket bearers were Lou’s grandsons: Rick Laudenbach, Nathan Utsch, Eric Stalboerger, Clint Graunke, Chad Kosower, Anthony Utsch, and Matt Graunke.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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