In Memory of

Lucille King

March 15, 1922 - September 6, 2017
Lucille King, the daughter of Arthur and Zintka (Heard) Rasmussen was born on March 15, 1922, in Bronson, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Bronson where she attended school and graduated from high school. Following graduation she worked at Cudahy's Meat Processing. On June 28, 1941, Lucille was united in marriage to William 'Bill' King in Sioux City, Iowa. They began farming near Quimby, IA, in 1946, and she helped farm and raise their children. In 1949, they moved into Quimby where they were business owners until 1975. Lucille then worked for the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee as a cook until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Quimby and later the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. She enjoyed playing cards and being outside, whether it was mowing her lawn, or tending to her flowers. She spent many devoted hours cooking for her family, and especially loved baking her own bread. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Lucille passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Zintka Rasmussen; her husband, Bill King and his parents A.J. and Mary King; son Ron King; and daughter Jan Wagner; son-in-law Al Wagner; grandson Wade King; grandson-in-law, Kirk Ray; great-grandsons Skylar Todd and Daniel Walker; great-granddaughter Lynn Wettels; two brothers, Everett Rasmussen and Raymond (Bud) Rasmussen; brother-in-law Leonard Funck. Survivors are sons, Bill (Sandy) King of Vergas, MN. and Roy (Mary) King of Centennial, CO, daughters, Joan Nelson of Branson, MO., Julie (Chuck) Woolley of Cherokee, IA; 18 grandchildren, 36 great-children and 15 great-great grandchildren. Also two sisters, Adah Towne of CA and Doris Funck of CO.
Lucille died Wednesday, Sept. 6th at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2:00PM on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 16th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Scott King Shane King Bret Nelson Paul King Shawn King Aaron King Jim Samuelson David Samuelson Nick Bush
Visitation at the funeral will be from 4-7PM Friday, SEPTEMBER 15th with the family present at that time. A prayer service will follow at 7PM.
At a later date


Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Your mother was a friend and excellent cook loved her fried chicken sorry for your lose .”
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Wonderful hardworking lady,always friendly and kind and carried herself with dignity and authority which I greatly respected. She was a good friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her”
- Denny Allbaugh
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Wonderful lady always friendly and kind and a very hard worker. She was a great friend and will truly be missed”
- Denny Allbaugh
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“ Condolences and best wishes Roy, Julie and family. Sitting at the horse shoe coffee bar in King's Tap being served by one of the kindest and most polite women I ever met. Thanks for the memories! ixthus”
- Wayne Netley
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Julie and family, sincere sympathies to you at this time; may your family memories with Lucille bring you peace. She was such a hard worker, always with a smile. ”
- Diane & Chuck Schmillen
Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I remember her from GRAN ANNEX APARTMENTS in Cherokee. She was friendly and worked showing clothes where she worked. At that time, I was teaching Spanish in Cherokee. ”
Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Julie and family you have my deepest sympathy. Lucille was such a wonderful person and will truly be missed!”
- Barbara J Butler
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