Lucille Flaskerud, 89, of Decorah, formerly of Mabel, Minn., died Nov. 1, 2013, at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel, with the Reverend Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are preferred to Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice, Aase Haugen Home or charity of choice. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.
Lucille was born May 10, 1924, at Waterloo Ridge, to Leonard and Louise (Flaten) Gunderson. She attended area country school. Se was united in marriage to Earl W. Ramlo March 6, 1941. Earl later died Nov. 17, 1981. In 1982 she travelled to Europe and while in Belgium visited the grave of her brother, James, who was killed in World War II. She married Erick Flaskerud in Calmar June 29, 2002, and enjoyed their honeymoon in Branson, Mo. She valued hard work, honesty and had a strong work ethic. She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and was a skilled lefse maker, seamstress, doll maker and gardener. She enjoyed canning, polka music, dancing and playing cards. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
Lucille is survived by her husband, Erick, of Decorah; two daughters, Lois Liudahl of Bloomington, Minn., and Joyce (Dale) Gross of Atlantic; five grandchildren: Scott (Cindy) Liudahl of Fargo, N.D., Steven Liudahl of Bloomington, Minn., Scott (Toni) Gross of Bellevue, Neb., Tracey (Honce) Molthan, of Liberty, Mo., and Jason Gross of Council Bluffs; great-grandchildren: Jamie and Conner Liudahl, Andres, Santiago, and Stiven Gross, Josie and Spencer Molthan and Arion and Zen Gross; and sister-in-law, Veneda Brown of Santa Ana, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; her parents, Leonard and Louise; a brother, James.