Lucille M. Mix

LUCILLE M. MIX, 88, of Adrian, formerly of Jackson, passed away on Monday, March 01, 2010 at the Adrian Care Center.  Funeral service will be on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Jackson with Pastor David Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside CemeteryJackson.


Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 to 7 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson and on Friday – one hour prior to the service at the Church.

LUCILLE MARDELL MIX was born on August 29, 1921 in Lyman, South Dakota, the daughter of Frank (Herb) and Lucy (Putnam) Lester.  As a youth, she attended school in Lyman.  She was united in marriage to Arthur Verland Mix on July 16, 1939 in Webster City, Iowa.  They traveled around the area until finally settling in Jackson.  She had owned Lucille’s Café and the Okoboji Pancake House in Okoboji, Iowa.  She had also worked for Univac in Jackson.  Arthur passed away in 1991.  She continued to make her home here until January 30, 2008, when she became a resident of the Adrian Care Center in Adrian, Minnesota.  She passed away there on March 1, 2010 at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 1 day.


Lucille was a member of the United Methodist Church in Jackson.  She had loved to play the piano and dance.  She was a wonderful baker and cook.  She enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and quilting.  For 10 years, they had enjoyed going to Arkansas in the winters and picking and shelling pecans.


Lucille is survived by 4 children, Vern (Rosie) Mix of Jackson, Ardie Malcolm of Hastings, Minnesota, Darrel (Libby) Mix of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Marcia (Dick) Jonas of Adrian, Minnesota, 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and 3 sisters-in-law, Beulah (Nick) Pronk, Ruby (Bob)Thurmer and Ruth Mix, all of Jackson.


Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, June Bretzman a son, Gaylen Mix, a granddaughter, Angela Mix, 3 brothers, Loy, Frank, and Tommy Lester and 3 sisters, Mildred Bennett, Daisy Whitford and Mable Lester.


Blessed be the memory of Lucille Mardell Mix.


1 thought on “Lucille M. Mix”

  1. Susan Kirk says:

    To Lucille’s family I am terribly sorry to hear that Lucille past. I spent time with Lucille before she went to the nursing home helping her. In the few short months I was with Lucille I learned so much, even how to make gravy that wasn’t lumpy.She brought me so much joy. Lucille touched my heart in many ways and left her print upon it. I will never forget her. Blessed be her memory I feel blessed to have my memories of her.

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