Lucille Marion Kehrberg, the daughter of Karl and Esther (Mether) Teisinger, was born Feb. 8, 1916, at rural Dunkerton, Iowa. She graduated from Le Mars Central High School.
On Jan. 10, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo., Lucille was united in marriage to Harland Herbert Kehrberg. The couple farmed southeast of Pierson, where Lucille was a homemaker, and worked side-by-side with her husband in the farming operation. In her earlier years, she spent countless hours tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, canned and froze vegetables, knitted and sewed.
Lucille was a member of the Meadow Star United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women's Group and the quilting club at church.
In 1984, Lucille moved to Des Plaines, Ill., to make her home with her daughter, Marion and her two grandchildren, Chris and Lucia. Lucille was extremely active in assisting with the busy tasks within the home for 19 years, and helping immensely with raising her grandchildren. In 2003, she grieved the tragic loss of her only granddaughter, Lucia.
Lucille was a member of the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church in Illinois.
Throughout her life, Lucille treasured any time spent with her family.
She loved music, was known for her beautiful pennmanship, and until very recently, still took her "100 step walk," almost daily.
For the past two years, Lucille was a resident at the Alden Poplar Nursing Home. She delighted in all the social events at the home and the faithful visits from Marion and Chris.
Lucille is survived by her daughter, Marion Kehrberg and her grandson, Thomas Christopher "Chris" Rafter, II, both of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; her brother-in-law, Verl Kehrberg of Le Mars; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceding Lucille in death were her husband, Harland Kehrberg in 1974; her parents, Karl and Esther Teisinger; her brother, Cecil Teisinger; her infant sister; her granddaughter, Lucia Marion Rafter; and her sisters-in-law, Lucille Teisinger, Mae Teisinger and Lillian Kehrberg.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The Rev. Sheryl Ashley will officiate. Interment will be in the Kingsley City Cemetery.
Visitation, with the family present, will be today (Monday) from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The visitation will resume on Tuesday morning, one hour prior to Lucille's service.
Thoughts, stories and condolences may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website.