Lucille M. Loudenburg, 88, of Mitchell, died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, July 18 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell with the Rev. Thomas Brown and Rev. Danniel Grimmer officiating. Lunch will be served after the service with the procession to the cemetery leaving the church at approximately 1:00 PM for the burial service at New Home Lutheran Cemetery in Rural Mitchell. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Tuesday, July 17 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service.
She was born August 1, 1929, in rural Tripp, South Dakota to Wilhelm and Katherina (Rist) Schaefer. She graduated from Tripp High School in 1947. She graduated as a Diploma Registered Nurse from Sioux Valley School of Nursing in Sioux Falls in 1950. On June 8, 1951, she married Delbert D. Loudenburg at Tripp. They farmed at Canova until 1957, when they moved to a farm south of Mitchell where they raised their four children. Lucille resided on the farm after the passing of her husband until she moved to assisted living facilities in Mitchell until her passing.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and was involved in many other church and community service projects.
She is survived by: two daughters: Susan and husband Mike Hausch, South Lyon, Michigan; Iva Kietzmann, Alexandria, Minnesota; Ronald and wife Donna Loudenburg, Clear Lake, Iowa; Roland Loudenburg, Spencer, South Dakota; eleven grandchildren Jill (Dan) Korinek, Paul (Amanda) Kietzmann, Nathan (Lindsay) Hausch, Ruth (Joe) Woltmann, Sarah (Ryan) Garven, Micah (Erin) Hausch, Lauren Loudenburg, Lindsey Loudenburg, Julia Loudenburg, John Loudenburg, and Joseph Loudenburg. Fifteen great-grandchildren; Joshua, Joanna, Emma, Ryan, Micah, Aiden, Abigail, Lydia, Cameron, Benaiah, Bree, Maria, Elyse, Chloe, and Delana.
She was preceded in death by husband Delbert, her parents, brothers William, Reuben, Myron, and Norman and sister Mildred Jerke.