Verna Lucille Simonson, age 90, of Faribault, died on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at District One Hospital, Faribault.

Funeral services will be held at Bethel Ridge Church, Faribault, on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Ronald Wik officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, July 8, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.

Lucille, the daughter of William H. and Louise (Frettem) Martin, was born June 6, 1921 in Moland. She graduated from Faribault High School in 1939. Lucille was united in marriage to Morris Simonson April 20, 1940. She was a charter member of Bethel Lutheran Church, a Sunday School teacher, and faithful to her church and to Jesus Christ. She was also active in Bethel Mission. She was a homemaker and loved her family dearly.

She is survived by nine children, Sharon Simonson of Perrysburg, OH; Elayne (and Duane) Olson of Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan Canada; Judy (and Reverend Daniel) Lazicki of Everett, WA; Joyce (and Reverend Al) Molascon of Hendricks, MN; Doreen (and Reverend Stephen) Lazicki of Pasadena, CA; David (and Marilyn) Simonson of Faribault; Philip (and Nancy) Simonson of Morristown; Mark (and Margaret) Simonson of Faribault and Faye Hayhurst of Bloomington; 29 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Morris; one daughter, Anne Simonson-Velasquez; one sister, Doris Neuman; and an infant brother, Robert Martin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Bethel Ridge Lutheran Church, Faribault.


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Name: Virginia (Finley) Noble
Date: Saturday July 09, 2011


I have memories of Sunday afternoons visiting with your Mom at her home, when I was visiting in Minnesota. I visited with my Aunt Lurline Finley Duskin in Holland, Michigan this past week and she mentioned that Lucille was a good friend in the High School years. Lurline is now 91 years and sends her greetings and thoughts as well. My thoughts and prayers are with each and all of you at this time and pray God's blessings in this time of loss.