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Lucille C. Maetzold, 90

Lucille C. Maetzold, age 90, of Mayer, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at the Lighthouse in Waconia.

She was born May 13, 1919, in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Louis and Pauline (Kuhlmann) Jenneke. Lucille was baptized May 13, 1919, at her home in Lester Prairie by Rev. Spliess, and confirmed June 4, 1933, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by Rev. Eckert.

Lucille was united in marriage to Austin D. Maetzold June 7, 1941, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. Ernest Stahlke.

During her younger years, Lucille worked at the Keller Drug Store in Minneapolis. After she and Austin were married, they took up residence in Mayer, operating the lumber yard there.

When Austin went into the service in 1942, Lucille lived and worked in California. In 1943, she returned to Minnesota and worked at various jobs until Austin returned from the war in 1945. The couple again took up residence in Mayer, and restarted the Mayer Lumber Company.

Lucille was a loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma.

She was active in her church and community, serving and holding offices in many organizations such as the Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid and Mayer Lutheran High School. Austin and Lucille were two of the founders of Mayer Lutheran High School.

A sports fan, Lucille enjoyed football, baseball, and basketball, and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. She was an avid bowler and walker until she was 85 years old.

A perfectionist when it came to knitting and crocheting, Lucille made every grandchild an afghan when they graduated from high school.

Austin and Lucille loved to go dancing, and really treasured old tyme music and time at the cabin with family and friends.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Austin; an infant son; sisters Lorena Kolbe, Mabel Jenneke, Aurelia Hainlin, Ella Fasching, and Gladys Schuette; and brothers Ortwin, Arnold, Emmert, Wilmer ‘Buck,’ Louis, and Harold Jenneke.

She is survived by her loving family; children and spouses Dan Maetzold, Rod and Lois Maetzold, all of Mayer, Laurie Peterson of Hudson, WI, and Jane and Brian Schuette of Watertown; grandchildren Jon and Jenny Maetzold, Andy and Angie Maetzold, Adam and Kristi Maetzold, Katie Peterson, Jenna Peterson and fiancé Cody Jenson, Kurt Peterson, Eric Schuette and special friend Kristin Nowak, Greg Schuette, and Jacquelyn Schuette; and great-grandchildren Dylan, Austin, Abby, Julia, Chloe, and Carter.

Lucille is further survived by sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Vi Jenneke of Waconia, Lois Jenneke of Lester Prairie, Loretta and Gordy Corbett of St. Louis Park, and Mavis Hildebrandt of Glencoe; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Thursday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with the Rev. Adam Gless officiating. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, and continued Thursday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Lucille’s grandsons, Jon Maetzold, Andy Maetzold, Adam Maetzold, Eric Schuette, Greg Schuette, and Kurt Peterson; honorary casket bearers were granddaughters Katie Peterson, Jenna Peterson, and Jacquelyn Schuette.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com