The Free Press, Mankato, MN

November 29, 2010

Lucille Habeger


— Lucille A. Habeger, 89, of Winnebago, died Saturday, November 27, 2010, at United Hospital in Blue Earth.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at Woodland Hills Chapel. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to United Hands Hospice.

Lucille was born March 17, 1921, in rural Sleepy Eye, MN, to Arthur A. and Mary M. (Riebel) Zuhlsdorf. She attended school in Grandview, WI. On October 13, 1940, Lucille was united in marriage to Elwood Habeger at the First Presbyterian Church in Mankato. In 1952 the couple moved to Garden City where they set up their own business in insurance and real estate; they later moved to Winnebago where they owned and operated Habeger Insurance and Real Estate until 1979. During her working years, Lucille was a waitress, worked at Johnson Reel as a receptionist for their business and later had daycare in her home. In her leisure times she enjoyed working outside, especially in her rose and flower garden. Lucille especially loved spending time with her family.

Lucille was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Winnebago and Winnebago Garden Club where she served as vice president for 12 years.

Lucille is survived by her sons, Edward of Anchorage, AL, Wesley (Paula) of Duluth; daughters, Sandra (Arlo) Jaeger of Garden City, Carol (Michael) Rollings of Dalton, NE; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Arthur (Nadine) Zuhlsdorf of Kasota; sisters, Sylvia Pettis of St. Peter, Hazel Griffith of Mankato; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Elwood in 2002; 1 sister; 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons.