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Obit: Lucille Troeller, 94, Hartford

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Lucille R. Troeller (nee Christian) age 94 of Hartford, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Serenity Villa in Slinger.

Lucille was born on April 3, 1921 in the town of Theresa, WI to the late Edwin and Martha (nee Thews) Christian. She was baptized April 10, 1921 at Hochhein Emmanuel Lutheran Church by Pastor Thusius and confirmed in the Christian faith on June 23, 1935 at Emmanual Lutheran River Church by Rev. H.H. Laabs.


Her confirmation sponsors were: Roselina Christian, Frieda Quant, and Martin Christian and her confirmation verse was:  “But he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Rev. H. H. Laabs united her in marriage to Ervin R. Troeller on June 6, 1942.


Lucille was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford, WI where she was also a member of their Mission Society, served as a greeter, sang in the choir, and helped with the church and school mailings. Together with her husband Erwin, they farmed in the township of Rubicon and later she was employed by Broan Manufacturing in Hartford.


After retiring with her husband in 1983,  she took care of her aging mother at her home for almost 2 years until her death.  Lucille then enjoyed retirement and was involved with volunteer work at the Hartford hospital and also delivered Meals-on-Wheels with Erwin for many years.


She also volunteered at thrift shops in Bethesda and Milwaukee.  After 55 years of a wonderful marriage, Erwin passed away September 29, 1997. Lucille enjoyed reading, flowers, gardening, traveling and visiting friends in nursing homes. She will always be remembered for: her devotion to family and grandchildren, her joy in helping others, being a great friend, and her willingness to take on the smallest or largest task.


Lucille is survived by her children, Stanley (Mariann) Troeller of Ocean View, Hawaii, Charles (Marlene) of Kewaskum, WI, and Linda Troeller (Gregory Gnerlich) of Hartford; sister, Marcella Streblow of Fond du Lac; sisters-in-law, Marcella Christian of Mayville and Anna Seefelt of Hartford; 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Adam, and Luke; and 7 great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Ava, Kyran, Jason, Levi, Alice Lucille, and Isaac. She is further survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Erwin R. Troeller; one grandchild, Nathan Troeller; 1 sister, Gertrude Keup, 4 brothers, Richard, Gilmer, Carl, and Melvin Christian; 5 sisters-in-law; and 4 brothers-in-law.

Lucille now rests in Jesus, her Redeemer and Saviors arms. Funeral services for Lucille will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (1001 Center Street Hartford, WI 53027) with Pastor Paul Waldschmidt officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Thursday from 9:00-11:00a.m.

Private interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery Hartford, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Peace Lutheran Church are appreciated.

The Troeller Family would like to share their sincere gratitude to the staff at Serenity Villa for the wonderful care given to our mother and the care, compassion, and concern they received.

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