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Lucille Irene Wosoba Marek
July 17, 1924–August 3, 2013
Lucille I. Marek, 89, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, died on Saturday afternoon, August 3, 2013, at the Genesis Medical Center, East Campus in Davenport, Iowa.
A celebration of Lucille's life was held at 10 A.M., Thursday, August 8, 2013, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction. Visitation was from 4 to 7 P.M. on August 7, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa and prior to the funeral mass from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. on August 8, at Sacred Heart Church. Burial was at the Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction.
Lucille Irene Wosoba was born July 17, 1924 near Oxford Junction to John W. and Anna Julia (Hansen) Wosoba. She grew up in Oxford Junction and graduated in 1943 from Oxford Junction High School. She then attended the Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls earning her teaching certificate and taught at several Clinton county country schools.
Lucille met the love of her life, Clement F. Marek, and they were married on July 2, 1946 in Oxford Junction, Iowa. To this union six children were born. She relished raising her children and creating a good home for her family. They farmed in the Oxford Junction area for many years and following Clement's death on February 15, 2004, she continued to live at home on the farm just prior to her death.
Lucille was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction and the Sacred Heart Guild. She had taught religious education for many years. She also was a member of the Oxford Junction American Legion Post #473 Ladies Auxiliary.
Lucille enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting and embroidering. After she lost her vision she crocheted bread wrapper rugs. She loved her pets, beautiful flowers, gardening and taking care of her house.
Those left to honor Lucille's memory include her children Chet (Linda) Marek of Apple Valley, MN, Larry Marek of Oxford Junction, Betty (Ted) Pennington of Bennett, CO, Virginia (Harry) Thulstrup of Cedar Falls, IA, Nora (Pat) Mangin of Waterloo, IA, and Anita (Monte Dean) Gaul of Tipton, IA; fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant brother, an infant sister, Dorothea Marie, and her husband, Clement.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 9 Aug 2013

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