Lucille Mohnen


January 26, 1935 - December 8, 2020


Lucille LaVonne Mohnen, 85, of White Lake, SD, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, December 14 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in White Lake. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in White Lake. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live-stream of the funeral service may be viewed at:

Lucille was born January 26, 1935 to Leo and Nellie (Armfield) Fuerst of Geddes, SD.  She attended first grade in Armour, SD and then moved to Mitchell in 1942 and attended the rest of her school years there. 

On January 21, 1952 she married Wallace Mohnen of White Lake, SD.  They farmed and raised livestock on the homestead family farm south of White Lake until 1968 and nine children were born.  The family then moved to the Kieffer homestead where Wallace’s mother was raised.  Here there were three more children born.  Wallace and Lucille enjoyed farming and raising their twelve children.  In March of 2020 they moved to town, where she lived  until the time of her passing.

Lucille was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Elk’s Lodge, and Moose Lodge.  She enjoyed being a member of the Red Hats Society social club.  Her large family kept her busy.  Lucille was always found in her kitchen cooking, baking, and canning the many vegetables grown in her garden.  She was happiest on the go attending the many events for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.   Lucille also loved camping, going to the State Fair, and decorating her home for every occasion. She will always be remembered for her lively spirit and her love of music and dancing.

Grateful for having shared in Lucille’s life are her husband, Wallace for over 68 years; twelve children: Greg (Linda) Mohnen, Bend, OR; Christy (Phil) Schaefer, Sioux Falls, SD; Steve (Kathy) Mohnen, White Lake, SD; Renee (Rick) Lukkes, Waseca, MN; Carol Mohnen, Denver, CO; Dale Mohnen, White Lake, SD; Linda (Lenny) Kristensen, White Lake, SD; Mary (Ernie) LaFleur, Jefferson, SD; Robert (Shanna) Mohnen, White Lake, SD; Michelle (Joe) Koch, Stickney, SD; and Scott (Tonya) Mohnen, Crooks, SD; 27 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wallace; daughter, Sandra; two infant sons, Michael and Duane; daughter-in-law, Brenda Mohnen; her parents; sister, Maxine, and a great-grandson.   


None Scheduled


Monday, December 14, 2020
10:30 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
101 S Ellis St
White Lake, SD 57383



St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery
White Lake, SD

Posted by Angie Kaelberer on December 15, 2020
Renee and family--so sorry for the loss of both of your parents. Your smile is just like your mom's. You're all in my prayers!
Posted by Gary and Kay Shafer on December 12, 2020
Our prayers & Love coming your way.

We send our condolences to you Lucille's family.

May all the Memories of life with your mom, Luculle, bring you Peace & Comfort all these days. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family during these difficult days.

The loss of a mother cannot be replaced, but the love of a mother can never be loss.

May she enjoys the rewards of heaven she so deserves.

Now Wally & Lucille will be together for their First Christmas in Heaven, singing with the angels.

I loved the photo of Lucille, what a pretty lady. We will be missing both Lucille & Wally so much this summer at Cedar Shore, they were great to visit with, such a gracious couple.
Posted by Gary & Julie Kunkel on December 12, 2020
Sincere sympathy for the loss of Wally & Lucille. We will miss seeing them.
Posted by Dave & “Bubba” Weisenburger on December 12, 2020
We will always remember how much she loved coming out to Tim and Mary’s (at the time) and enjoying some “seafood” that our hunting party would always bring out to enjoy during the opening of pheasant season. She loved the “stone crab” - we would crack them open for her to enjoy, while we shared stories and sipped our favorite beverage. Good memories - thank you Lucille! God Bless and RIP.
Posted by Deb Neugebauer on December 11, 2020
My sincere sympathy to your family upon the loss of your parents.
Posted by Lanny & Jerri Edwards on December 11, 2020
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. It is hard to say goodbye to your parents but know that they are in a much better place with each other
Posted by Mary Nolz on December 11, 2020
What a wonderful true friend. We often camped at the same camp grounds. Will sure miss her and Wally.
Posted by Sharon Reeves on December 11, 2020
I am so deeply sorry. My prayers and thoughts are going to all of the families.
Posted by Bob, Sheila DeBoer on December 11, 2020
Prayers for your families during the next days. Had many good super bowl parties and other good times.
Posted by VAL & DAWN LUCKETT AND FAMILY on December 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers
Posted by Elayne Janish on December 10, 2020
Lucille's family, so sorry to hear about Lucille. I really enjoyed talking to her and Wallace about the past. I will miss them both.
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