Lucienne M. Michalski, 101 of St. Paul, died on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Catholic Church in St. Paul. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-6 P.M. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. A rosary will follow at 6 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.
Lucienne was born on June 5, 1918 to Henry and Elizebeth (Parker) Dethlefs in Ashton, Nebraska. She grew up in Ashton and graduated in 1936. She received one of the first Regent Scholarships to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She was united in marriage to Clarence Michalski on October 9, 1939 in Ravenna, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Minnesota prior to moving back to Nebraska. They farmed near Chapman until 1968, and then moved to a farm west of St. Paul.
Lucienne was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Church Altar Society. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, traveling and taking tours. She loved to be around people and enjoyed socializing. She had the best homemade bread and pies.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Jim Watson of Grand Island; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Lucienne was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Michalski; parents, Henry and Elizebeth Dethlefs; daughters, Sharon Tuma and Ann Irvine; sisters, Veola Rasmussen, Florence Glinsman, and Betty Dethlefs; twin brothers, Rowan & Owen Dethlefs; and brother, Rueben Dethlefs.
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