Lucille Wessels

Date posted - March 24, 2014

Lucille Wessels age 89 of Sibley, IA died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley, with Reverend Dale Lint officiating. Burial will follow in Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 26th from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

For a complete obituary and online registry please visit:

Lucille Fern Wessels was born on August 11, 1924 near Rushmore, MN to John and Lovina (Moar) Odens. She grew up in the Little Rock, IA and Rushmore, MN area and graduated from Sibley High School in 1942. On August 23, 1942, Lucille was united in marriage to Heye Wessels at the Presbyterian Church Parsonage in Ashton, IA. To this union two sons were born, Dennis and Daniel Wessels. The couple farmed near Sibley until they retired and moved into Sibley. Throughout her life Lucille worked at a couple different places such as Sibley Egg & Poultry and the Sibley Care Center (now the Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center). She enjoyed crocheting, baking, cards, reading, listening to country music, watching cooking shows and word search books. She was there for her family and ready to do whatever was needed. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and their families. The family felt they were so blessed to have her be with them for so many years. She will be greatly missed.

Lucille is survived by her two sons: Dennis (Sharon) Wessels of Balaton, MN and Daniel (Betty Jo) Wessels of Sibley, IA; five grandchildren, Douglas Wessels, Susan (Dennis) Fields, Sheila (Jason) Szczawinski, Rebecca (Chet) Stofferan and Danelle (Joseph) Williams; eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry (Rena) Odens of Gretna, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Heye on September 28, 1984; parents, John and Lovina Odens; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence (Irene) Odens and Ben (Lois) Odens; two sisters, Laura Christians and Mae Wessels.

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