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Lucile Jansen Von Sprecken
February 15, 1922–February 26, 2015
Lucile Von Sprecken, 93, of Wyoming passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at her home. Her funeral service will be Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lahey Funeral home in Wyoming. Burial will be in the Wyoming Cemetery.
Lucile Jansen was born on February 15, 1922 to Arthur and Anna (Rathje) Jansen in rural Center Junction, Iowa. They later moved near Olin. She attended the country grade school. She graduated from Wyoming High School in 1939. Lucile attended classes at the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport. She was employed as a bookkeeper at L. K. Wild's Appliance Store in Davenport, then as a bookkeeper at Citizens State Bank in Wyoming and at First Federal Savings and Loan in Davenport.
On August 20, 1944 she was united in marriage to Laverne Von Sprecken at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. They moved to a farm near Hale and lived their entire married life there. Upon the sudden death of LaVerne in a train-pickup accident on December 17, 1955, a farm sale was held. Lucile was hired as a bookkeeper at Citizens State Bank in Wyoming and purchased a home across from the school. During her career at the bank, she was promoted to Assistant Cashier and later to cashier and vice-president. She retired July 31, 1988 after thirty-five years of service.
She volunteered at the Senior Community Center by taking reservations for the meals. She was given the volunteer of the year award from Jones County for helping with the center.
She is survived by three children: Judy (Ben) Prusia, Jean (Rich) Barchman, Jerry (Robin Balltyne) Von Sprecken, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother Arnold, one sister Emily and a grandchild Lavern Prusia.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 6 March 2015

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