Lucille Flaskerud, 89, once of Mabel
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 5:55 AM
Lucille Flaskerud, 89, of Decorah, formerly of Mabel, died Nov. 1, 2013, at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah.
She was born May 10, 1924, at Waterloo Ridge, Iowa, to Leonard and Louise (Flaten) Gunderson. She attended area country school.
On March 6, 1941, she was united in marriage to Earl W. Ramlo. He later died Nov. 17, 1981.
In 1982, she travelled to Europe and while in Belgium visited the grave of her brother, James, who was killed in World War II.
On June 29, 2002, she married Erick Flaskerud in Calmar, Iowa, and they enjoyed their honeymoon in Branson, Mo.
She valued hard work, honesty, and had a strong work ethic. She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and was a skilled lefse maker, seamstress, doll maker and gardener. She enjoyed canning, polka music, dancing and playing cards. But most of all, she loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Erick, of Decorah; two daughters, Lois Liudahl of Bloomington, Minn., and Joyce (Dale) Gross of Atlantic, Iowa; five grandchildren, Scott (Cindy) Liudahl of Fargo, N.D., Steven Liudahl of Bloomington, Minn., Scott (Toni) Gross of Bellevue, Neb., Tracey (Honce) Molthan, of Liberty, Mo., and Jason Gross of Council Bluffs, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Jamie and Conner Liudahl, Andres, Santiago and Stiven Gross, Josie and Spencer Molthan and Arion and Zen Gross; and sister-in-law, Veneda Brown of Santa Ana, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; her parents, Leonard and Louise; and a brother, James.
Funeral services were held on Monday at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice, Aase Haugen Home, or charity of choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.