Lucille Yukel, age 93, of Hutchinson, formerly Silver Lake, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Woodstone Senior Living Community in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Grace Bible and Presbyterian Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019, from, 3:00-6:00 P.M. and will continue one hour prior to the service all at Faith Lutheran Church.
Memorials preferred to Faith Lutheran Church Upon this Rock building fund.
Lucille Jane (Jensen)Yukel was born on August 4, 1926, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Jens Alfred and Louise (Andersen) Jensen. Lucille was baptized as an infant and was confirmed in her faith as a youth at Main Street Lutheran Church (now Faith Lutheran Church) in Hutchinson. She attended country school at District #49 near Lake Marion, graduating 8th grade. In 1944 she graduated from Hutchinson High School, followed by Teacher Training School. After teaching four years at several country schools, she worked at 3M for three years.
On October 4, 1952 Lucille was united in marriage to Raleigh Yukel at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with five children – Connie, Karen, Jim, Judy, and Sandy. Raleigh and Lucille made their home on the Yukel family farm, north of Silver Lake where they milked dairy cows and raised chickens & pigs. As a farmer’s wife and mother, Lucille was busy with the children, gardening, and assisting with the farm operations. After retirement in 1987, they enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Hawaii and across the country. Raleigh and Lucille shared 49 years of marriage together, until Raleigh passed away on March 28, 2002.
Lucille moved to Woodstone Senior Living Community on January 20, 2015.
Lucille passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Woodstone Senior Living Community in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 93 years. Blessed be her memory.
Lucille is survived by her:
Daughters, Connie Yurek and husband Doug of Silver Lake, MN
Karen Schmidt and husband Gary of Robbinsdale, MN
Judy Pratt and husband Ron of San Antonio, TX
Sandy Defries of Hutchinson, MN
Son, Jim Yukel and wife Chris of Howard Lake, MN
Brother, Reverend Milton Jensen of Castle Rock, CO
Brothers-In-Law, George Balch Sr. of Chanhassen, MN
Arthur Nielsen of Lakeville, MN
Sister-in-Law Jeanette Price, Winter Park, FL
Grandchildren, Nicole Nickles and husband Ken, Lacy Blackstone and husband Andy, Jeremy Schmidt, Jeffrey Schmidt, Katrina Schmidt, Samantha Pierce and husband Jerad, Jonathan Yukel, Andy Pratt and wife Erin, Mark Pratt and wife Jessica, Scott Pratt and wife Courtney, Amy Bipes, Aaron Koktan and wife Stacy
Great Grandchildren, Vanessa Nickles, William Nickles, Olivia Blackstone, Desiree Blackstone, Jordan Schmidt, Gabriel Pierce, Micah Pierce, Henry Pratt, Joey Pratt, Hailey Bipes, Raydon Bipes
Great Great Granddaughter Evie Jo Butler
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Lucille is preceded in death by her Parents, Jens and Louise Jensen; Husband, Raleigh Yukel; Sisters, Irene Balch and Alice Nielsen; Brother, LeVern Jensen; Sisters-in-Law, Marian Yukel and Beverly Jensen; Granddaughters, Alyssa Yukel and Candace Defries; Nephew, Daniel Balch; Sons-in-Law, Gregory Koktan and Mark Defries; Father and Mother-in-Law, Adolph and Martha Yukel.