Lucille Catherine Jones


April 3, 1915 - December 7, 2013


Lucille Catherine Jones was born on April 3, 1915, in Parkston, S.D., to Hubert and Catherine (Schmitz) Rademacher. She attended Letcher High School while employed by the Frank Winsor family in Letcher, and in 1934, she graduated from Mitchell High School. On June 8, 1936, she and Paul M. Jones were married at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Dimock. She devoted her life to raising their five children. As a young family, they enjoyed occasional trips, either to Wisconsin to visit her mother’s many relatives, or to the Black Hills and Yellowstone. Her children grown, she worked outside the home, managing School Food Service with Anastasia “Stach” Feterl at Holy Family School in Mitchell for eleven years.

Until late in life, Lucille was an active member of her community and church, contributions that began as a Cub Scout Den Mother when her children were young. She later joined the Newman Club, Holy Family Catholic Church, and the Altar Society, serving one term as co-chair. She was a wonderful cook and exceptional baker, known for homemade pies, especially rhubarb and strawberry, and for her caramel pecan, cinnamon rolls. She loved to garden, growing flowers and vegetables with much success and often sharing the results, such as frozen strawberries and canned tomatoes and beans from her vegetable garden, or cuttings, roots and entire plants from flower beds. If not gardening, she spent her free time playing cards, either bridge with friends or canasta with her grandchildren. She delighted in seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

Above all, she will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grand mother and great grandmother; a woman unwavering in her faith, and a kind and gentle neighbor who will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

She is survived by her children: daughter Barb Gohn, of Aberdeen, S.D.; and four sons, Frank (Phyllis), of Osceola, Iowa; Tom, Denver, Colo.; Dick (Joy), Madison, Wis.; Greg (Kathy), Bloomington, Minn.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and five siblings; sister Florence Gard, and four brothers, Leo, who died in infancy; Elmer, Ves, and Bill.  


Tuesday, December 10, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, December 11, 2013
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Irma Helgeland on December 14, 2013
I was sorry to hear of Lucille's death. We shared many good times together through church activities, cards, and with your dad and Les. She was a wonderful lady and my prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Sharon and Floyd Barber on December 12, 2013
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Posted by Lutfi Shahrani on December 9, 2013
May you have understanding and peace at this time of separation. May your fond memories be comforting. You're in my thoughts.
Posted by Kent & Deb Gray on December 8, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family! Just remember all the great memories you have of a great Mother!
Posted by Helen Bucklew on December 8, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Frank, you were such a good son to your mother. Cherish the memories you have and peace to you in the days ahead.
Posted by Frank and Janet Jones on December 7, 2013
So sorry for your loss. We have all the family in our thoughts. Hang on to all the beautiful memories.
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