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Lucille Petterson, 93

Lucille (Weidenbach) Petterson, 93, St. James, died October 26, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.

Lucille, the daughter of Theodore and Lena Harms (Malo), was born December 31, 1919 in Martin County. Lucille was baptized and confirmed. She graduated from Granada High School.

She was united in marriage to Raymond Weidenbach in 1937. This marriage was blessed with four children. Lucille and Raymond farmed until 1964 when they moved to St. James. After Raymond's death, Lucille later married Herb Petterson in 1973.

Lucille was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in St. James. She served as an elder and deacon and was a Sunday school teacher. She was famous for making delicious buns and selling them at the church auction or serving them at church events. Lucille was a talented seamstress; she made a wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and quilts for her family. She altered many people's clothing. Lucille enjoyed her children and grandchildren, traveling, and watching the Minnesota Twins.

Lucille is survived by her children, Janice (Jerome) Becker of Truman, Donna (Dennis) Lanning of Buffalo, NY, Darryl (Sue) Weidenbach of Kensington, and Darwin Weidenbach of San Diego, CA; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; seven siblings; and a daughter-in-law, Rosann Weidenbach.

Services were held at First Presbyterian Church in St. James on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Erin Kobes officiating.

Interment was at Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont.

Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. Online condolences may be left for the family at