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Lucille Thaemert, 87

Lucille M. (Quaas) Thaemert, age 87, of New Germany, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Waconia Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral services will take place Friday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 500 Broadway Street East in New Germany, with the Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiating. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.

There will be visitation at the church Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Serving as casket bearers will be Michelle Baumgarten, Melanie Moberg, Brandy VandeKieft, Brian Stresemann, Daniel Thaemert, and Jessica Feltmann.

Honorary casket bearers will be Tiffany Vandekieft, Victoria Swenson, Nicole Rogne, and Betty Jo Becker.

Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia: www.johnsonfh.com.

Lucille was born July 8, 1932, in Maple Plain, the daughter of Herman and Hulda (Bjerke) Quaas.

She was baptized at the family home by the Rev. Martin Pape; and confirmed her faith in the Lord at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Excelsior, with the Rev. Pape officiating.

Lucille was a graduate of Mound High School.

She was united in marriage with Ellsworth E. Thaemert Jan. 10, 1951, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mound by the Rev. Priebe. This union was blessed with four children, Earl, Donna, David, and Robert.

Lucille farmed alongside her husband in rural Mayer until October 1980, at which time they moved to a home in New Germany.

Lucille had also worked at Tonka Toys. For many years, she baked and sold decorated wedding and birthday cakes.

Lucille enjoyed fishing trips to Vergas, and family get-togethers in Osakis. She loved playing cards, traveling, being out and about, and spending time with family and friends.

She will be remembered for her outgoing and friendly personality.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Hulda Quaas; husband, Ellsworth Thaemert; son, David Thaemert; grandson, Michael Thaemert; twin grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ben Quaas, Charles and Dorothy Quaas, Herman Quaas, and Otto and Delores Quaas; sisters and brother-in-law, Florence and Harold Guetzkow, Hulda and Clarence Schroeder, and Mildred Hines; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harvey and Emma Thaemert; step-mother, Hilda Thaemert; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carol Thaemert, Ruth Mohrman, Violet Thaemert, Harold Thaemert, Verlan Thaemert, LeRoy Schneewind, and Richard Mielke.

She is survived by her loving family: children, Earl (Diane) Thaemert of Norwood Young America, Donna (David) Stresemann of Westbrook, and Robert (Patrice) Thaemert of Ellijay, GA; daughter-in-law Bonnie Thaemert of Hamburg; grandchildren Michelle Baumgarten, Melanie Moberg, Brandy VandeKieft, Tiffany (Clint) VandeKieft, Victoria (Paul) Swenson, Brian (Natasha) Stresemann, Nicole (Reed) Rogne, Daniel (Valerie) Thaemert, Betty Jo Becker, and Jessica (Jamie) Feltmann; and great-grandchildren Dylan, Brianna, Ryan, Emily, Zachary, Christopher, Allison, Kelly, Jessica, Daniel, Kaitlyn, Harvie, Murphie, Addison, Connor, Elizabeth, Luke, Olivia, Landon, and Peyton.

Lucille is further survived by sisters and brother-in-law Helen (Alex) Schumacher, and Marian Mielke; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Lorraine Thaemert, Allen Thaemert, and Curtis and Lanette Thaemert; step brothers-in-law and step sisters-in-law, Dorlene Schneewind, Donald and Phyllis Schneewind, and Robert Mohrman; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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