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
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