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Lucille Nephew

May 11, 1923-March 29, 2010

Lucille Elvira (Rasmusson) Nephew, 86, of Detroit Lakes passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Lucille was born May 11, 1923. She was united in marriage to Earl Nephew on October 12, 1940 in Ada, Minn.

Surviving Lucille are one son, Duane (Gail) Nephew of Fertile, Minn.; and two daughters, Leann McGowan of Stacy, Minn., and Karen (Curtis) Johnson of Detroit Lakes. Lucille was also blessed with 30 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and many beloved relatives and friends.

Preceding Lucille in death were her parents; husband Earl (2006); four brothers; two sisters; and one son-in-law, Michael McGowan.

There will be visitation for Lucille from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, followed with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, April 2 at Faith Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Paul Larson officiating. Interment will be in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Fertile, Minn.

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