Lucille B. Blaser, 89

Published 7:00 am Friday, January 31, 2020

Lucille Barbara Blaser, 89, of Osage, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Faith Home in Osage.

Lucille B. Blaser, 89

Lucille was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Johnsburg, Minnesota, to Isidore and Catherine (Klapperich) Freund. She graduated from Adams High School in 1948. On Aug. 30, 1949, Lucille married Kenneth Blaser at St. John’s Catholic Church in Johnsburg. To this union, seven children were born.

Lucille and Kenneth farmed near Meyer, Iowa. They retired in 1988 and relocated to Osage in 1989. After moving to Osage, Lucille worked in the lunchroom at Lincoln Elementary School. Lucille was an avid gardener, excellent cook, loved to sing and dance, had a contagious laugh and shared it generously with her family and friends.  Lucille will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

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Lucille is survived by her children Wayne (Mary) Blaser of Boyceville, Wisconsin, Norma (Wayne) Simonson of Grapevine, Texas, Arlene (Dave) Church of Stacyville, Iowa, Cheryl (Russ) Hemann of Dubuque, Iowa, Jim (Lana) Blaser of Stacyville, Sheila (Chris) Kolbert of St. Charles, Minnesota, and Lisa (Jeff) Duncan of Rochester, Minnesota; 15 grandchildren, Bryan Blaser, Rick (Tiffany) Blaser, Jon (Molly) Blaser, Matthew (Alainee) Simonson, Brad (Katie) Church, Brandi (Aron) Brake, Brittany (Jeff) Myhre, Julie (Brian) Jasken, Crystal (Will) Thomas, Brent Blaser, Katie (Ethan) Adams, Jayme Blaser (fiancé Greg Frommelt), Kayla Kolbert, Jason Kolbert, and Grace Duncan; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ardella Dahle of Placerville, California, John (Jean) Freund of Caledonia, Minnesota, Mary Orth of Backus, Minnesota, Bertilla Noble and Angela Smith, both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sisters-in-law,

Phyllis and Ruth Freund, both of Austin, Minnesota and many nieces and nephews.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth in 2013; grandson, Michael Blaser; twin-sister, Lucina Blaser; sister, Virginia Elliott; brothers, Delphin and Raphael Freund; and nephews, Allan Blaser, Gary Blaser, Stephen Freund, and David Smith.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage, with Father Raymond Burkle officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Osage. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage with a rosary at 6:30 p.m.  Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home 641-732-3706