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Lucille King

Lucille King, 95, of Quimby, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Dan Guenther will officiate. Burial will be in Quimby Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation with the family will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 15, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Lucille King, the daughter of Arthur and Zintka (Heard) Rasmussen, was born March 15, 1922 in Bronson, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Bronson, where she attended school and graduated from high school. Following graduation, she worked at Cudahy’s Meat Processing.

On June 28, 1941, Lucille was united in marriage to William “Bill” King in Sioux City. They moved to Quimby in 1946, where she helped farm and raise their children.

In 1949, they moved into Quimby, where they were business owners until 1975, when Lucille went to work for the MHI. She was a cook there until her retirement in 1987.

Lucille was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Quimby and later Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.

She enjoyed playing cards and being outside, whether it was mowing her lawn or tending to her flowers.

She spent many devoted hours cooking for her family, and especially loved baking her own bread. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her sons, Bill (Sandy) King of Vergas, Minnesota and Roy (Mary) King of Centennial, Colorado; her daughters, Joan Nelson of Branson, Missouri and Julie (Chuck) Woolley from Cherokee; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Adah Towne of California and Doris Funck of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Zintka Rasmussen; her husband, Bill King; his parents, A.J. and Mary King; a son, Ron King; a daughter, Jan Wagner; a son-in-law, Al Wagner; a grandson, Wade King; a grandson-in-law, Kirk Ray; great-grandsons Skylar Todd and Daniel Walker; a great-granddaughter, Lynn Wettels; two brothers, Everett Rasmussen and Raymond “Bud” Rasmussen; and a brother-in-law Leonard Funck.

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