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Lucille ‘Lucy’ Lahr, 76

Lucille Gloria Lahr, age 76, of Howard Lake, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born Feb. 10, 1938, in Cokato, the daughter of Leland and Dorothy (Ostlund) Pettit. Lucy was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Cokato; and confirmed in her faith April 14, 1957, by the Rev. Melom at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

Lucy was married to Myron Lahr Aug. 11, 1956, at the First Baptist Church in Cokato by Rev. Olson. God blessed their marriage with two children.

Active in the community and her church, Lucy enjoyed teaching Sunday school, and knitting or crocheting afghans and scarves for those in need, as well as for friends and family.

In 2009, she was instrumental in organizing the St. James Lutheran Church directory.

Playing cards and bingo were some of Lucy’s favorite pastimes. She also enjoyed watching the Howard Lake Orphans baseball team in the summer months. Being with family was important to her, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Breanne.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Dorothy Pettit; brother Leland (Sonny) Pettit, Jr.; and brothers-in-law Benny Major, Leroy Taber, Melmer Lahr and Donald Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, Myron; daughter Yvonne (Brian) Currey; son Kenneth (Lisa) Lahr; grandchildren Shane, Asher and Jessica; great-granddaughter Breanne; special family friends Shakil and Darcy Khan; sisters Barbara (Tom) Schmieg, Ruth (Gary) Schmieg, and Sandy (Leroy) Zander; sisters-in-law Doris (Heinie) Pettit-Vonmende, Marcella Major, Mavis Tabor, Renee Lahr, Diana (Jerry) Boettcher; and brother-in-law Edwin (Lynne) Lahr.

The funeral service took place Wednesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday, June 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, and continued Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake handled the arrangements.

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