Lucille E. LaPoint, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday September 13, 2009, at WFH-All Saints.
She was born in Salina, Kansas, on March 27, 1926, the daughter of Orville and Katherine (nee: Hoffman) Miller, and was raised in the Kansas and Missouri area until meeting the love of her life, Alfred. She was united in marriage to Alfred LaPoint on January 13, 1945, in Brownwood, Texas, relocating to Racine after Alfred was discharged from the Army.
Alfred and Lucille worked tirelessly to support their family. Together they owned and operated several businesses, one being the LaPoint Landscaping Company in Racine, until illness forced him to change occupations. Relocating to Fredonia, Kansas, they operated the Fredonia Locker for many years, retiring due to poor health.
Lucille was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, and was very proud of cooking at DeRango’s for many years, through the 1960s, and at various restaurants in Fredonia, KS.
Lucille is survived by her eight of her nine children, Alfred (Cathy) Jr., Barbara (Frank) Colwell both of Racine, Kathy (Jim) Christensen of Kasson, MN, Joanne Mordja of Montana, Henry LaPoint of Reedsburg, Bettie (Stacy) Fiscus, of Kasson, MN., Teena Abraham of Brookfield, and Lucy (Gregg) Hanna, of Topeka, KS.
She is further survived by 25 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, five sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, on April 11, 1995; one daughter, Lillie Wadewitz; one grandson, Michael; one granddaughter, Heather; son-in-law, Rusty Mordja; one brother, Bud; and one sister, Barbara Jo.
Funeral services will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Thursday September 17, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Holly Anderle officiating. Burial will be held at Graceland Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Newman Manor, 329 S. Newman Road, Racine, WI, 53406, have been suggested by the family.
The LaPoint family would like to extend a very special heartfelt thank you to Adella Bertelsen for her many years of love and friendship. In addition they would like to thank Dr. Bearce, Dr. Ansani, and Dr. Ryder for their gentle care of Lucille during her illness.
Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479