Lucille A. Dornburg, age 77 of Faribault, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the Ebenezer Ridges Care Center of Burnsville.
Funeral services will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Faribault on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with the Reverend Allan Nelson officiating. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Lucille A., the daughter of William and Hilda (Bents) Prins, was born July 12, 1932 in Rushmore. She married Sherwin Dornburg on October 7, 1951 in Sibley, IA, and he preceded her in death on December 17, 1991. Lucille sold Avon for many years, starting in 1962 and made many wonderful friends along the way.
She is survived by her two daughters, Debra Prins of Richfield and Doreen (and Ray) Dowell of Delta, CO; four brothers, Wilbur (and Carol) of Reading, LeRoy (and Eunice) of Rushmore, Rodney (and Carol) of Lake Butler, FL and Gary (and Linda) of Worthington; and one sister, Marlys (and Virgil) Harberts of Covington, WA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Marvin (and Diane) Prins.
Debbie - I was so sorry to see that your mom had pasted away. I got an email from Kay Trench saying that Ann's picture was still on the Boldt's website and as I was scrolling thru I saw your mom's picture. I know how close you were with your mom - she was a nice lady! My sister and I usually try to get up to Minnesota for a week in the summer to see my Auntie Jean and cousins. I always have time to see my friends - I would love to see you sometime. Email me your phone number so I can call you. Take care Debbie-you'll be in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Robin
I only have a short memory of Lucille....cause I never really got to know her, only that she is a cousin of mine. After reading all the great memories everyone had of her, only wish I could of known her better. I know she was a lady of laughter and fun and was from a wonderful family. May God be with Lucille and all her family.
I will always remember Lucy as a customer of mine at Norwest/Wells Fargo Bank in Faribault and also our "Avon" lady. I enjoyed being able to serve her with her banking needs. Deb, I remember you also as a customer and enjoyed both of you very much. Lucy just lived up the block from me in Faribault also and remember walking by her house several times a week. Since then I have moved 200 miles away so always read online the obituaries of my formers customers. Deb, you have my deepest sympathy and may she be enjoying eternal life everlasting. She was such a neat lady! Sincerely, Audrey Tobin
Remember the card games we played until we hours in the morning, the midnight swim in the sandpit, and all the hours we would set outside and visit. I will remember you and your infectious laugh forever. Rosie
Lucy, my memories of you are so many. When I was growing up in Broadmore your house was my second home and you were just one of my moms. You adults were allways playing cards and Debbie and I would play for hours. I will never forget your laugh or your wonderful smile. God has choosen a wonderful person to share Heaven with him. Hope to see you in Heaven. Linda
I spent many hours sitting at Lucy's table. I feel like I almost grow-up there! Many years ago when Bruce and I were a young married couple living at an Army Base in MO; Lucy and Sherwin showed up on our door step; you can't imagen how wonderful it was to see friends from back home. We were so lonesome, we begged them to stay overnite :-) Lucy had a way that made everyone feel special, her warm and friendly smile will be greatly missed. Lucy touched the lives of so many people. Dear Lucy; The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face to you and give you peace. Love, Tovah
I had the great privledge of being Lucy's Avon District Manager from 2000-2003 and she definitely "schooled" me in what it takes to be a manager! I knew she'd be tough on me, and although she was a woman with strong opinions, she was still willing to welcome me as her manager, and as long as I let her do her business in the way she was accustomed, and support her efforts, we got along just fine. I adored Lucy and hope that she has found peace now. She was a wonderful Avon representative, but a more wonderful, strong, beautiful lady. An Avon Lady, if you will, and a great one! I was proud of the success and business that she built over those many years and I hope she knew what she had accomplished. She made many friends with her business and I believe she will be greatly missed. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers to her family, and hope that they can find peace and celebrate the wonderful memories I'm sure they have of Lucy. Love and hugs...Cheryl Keller, Former Avon District Manager, Kenyon, MN.
EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NOT SEEN LUCY FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, I WILL NEVER FORGET HER. SHE WAS AND IS AN ANGEL, AND MY AVON LADY AND FRIEND FOR MANY MANY YEARS. ALWAYS A SMILE, A LAUGH, OR JUST A GOOD LISTENER. ALWAYS WELCOMED ME INTO HER HOME. LUCY WAS THE BEST. I WILL MISS HER DEARLY. MY SYMPATHY TO YOU DEB, AND YOUR FAMILY. YOUR MOM WAS THE BEST... SINCERELY, MARY ANN THOMAS
My dear Aunt Lucy. What memories I have. My tears are for losing you but also of the joy we shared. I will never lose those and will hold you in my heart forever. I will never forget the fun we had in the Sibley park for the family reunions, especially the water balloon fights and the great food everyone brought. You always made us girls feel so special and pretty on Sunday afternoons at grandma and grandpa's station. After dinner and when the dishes were done, you would bring out your special Avon bag and let us try the latest perfume or makeup. With one of your "looks" we knew when it was time to stop spraying and playing and pack up the goodies until next time. Our visits to you in Faribault were always great and fun, even when I spent the weekend and got homesick, you would give me a hug and said it will be okay in the morning and it was. You were always there for me, only a phone call away. Your visit to see me in Colorado with Marlys was great. Your advice would always put the world back into perspective and things were okay. Even though I can't be there in person to say goodbye, I know you are in heaven with the family, grandma, grandpa, Marvin and Diane. I will see you all again. God Bless. What a celebration that will be in our Fathers kingdom! So for now my dear, thank you, I love you and always will. See you later.
Lucy, my family has shed lots of tears, but we have lots of good memories. when we were growing up as kids you would help our mother, pack our school lunch and help us get dressed for school and for church. you would protect us boys in school when the older boys picked on us. Lucy you were the best softball pitcher in the school you threw a wicked ball., you would do the supper dishes and Leroy and I would dry, you would write on the calendar as to who would do the drying the next day.Mother always told me that when I was a baby and would cry you would wrap me in a blanket and put me in a pop case and wanted the pop man to take me.You were ther on our wedding day as our bridesmaid . I remember visiting you when you lived in sioux city, worthington Sibley and in Fairbault, and you would always pack cookies for our kids on the trip home. you being the older sister, we could always come to you for advice and we could always throw some german in our conversations. you told me you didnt have anymore birthdays so I could catch up to you; now I can. When I close my eyes I see the picture of footprints in the sand,I can see you walking with Jesus in everyday life now I see only one foot print, I look into the distance and I see Jesus carrying you home to meet our our loved ones that went before us, we all look forward to the day when Jesus will carry us home to be with our loved ones. What a joyous day that will be. may the peace of Christ be with us all. we will always love you.
Marlys, Virg and family: I am so very sorry for your loss! Please know you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lucy, you will always be my second Mom. I haved cryed many tears because we will really miss you. But I know, you have no more pain and are with our beloved Jesus Christ in Heaven with Mom and Dad and Marvin. The memories of you will always be in my heart. I love you Lucy and with God's Will I will see you in paradise. Love, your little brother..Gary.
Hello LUCY-saying my good-byes now. We have some fun memories only you and I share, I would call you Lucy-goosey. Thanks for help with the sourkraut, really had a great laugh. Tell your folks hello and Marvin. Be at the gate and open it for me. Love you!C.J.P I have so many great memories, like the times I would stay with you when I was little. You took me to county fair, or how about all those bullhead fishing trips, or went you came and got me from FORT LEONARDWOOD. Sis, we miss you down here, but nice to know your are with family now up there. "Keep the light on" I'll be coming. "TO=UP"
To Lucille's Family--What a great person! So kind, giving, and always filled with laughter. I remember as a young girl going to visit Virgil and Marlys when they lived in Faribault and we'd go visit Lucille and the girls. Lucille came to our house with Virgil and Marlys in June of 2003 for our oldest daughter's graduation party. Lucille really thought she was imposing, but was not at all. It was so much fun to have her along for the visit and it was great to see her again. Heaven is a much brighter place now with Lucille there. God only takes the best. Our sympathy is extended to her family. Steve and Lori (Harberts) Rehnblom (Virgil's niece) 6133 50th Avenue Brainerd, MN 56401
What a tremendous loss there's been in our neighborhood. We will miss Lucy sweeping the leaves, grass clipping or shoveling snow off her driveway. We loved the annual garage sales. My kids always walked away with a few little trinkets. We will miss Avon products coming and going on a weekly basis. We knew it was an Avon day when that cooler would sit on her doorstep. We will miss her sitting in the driveway in her lawn chair. It was a sure sign that a few neighbors would gather to chat about what was going on around town or going on with one another. I wonder if she found things out when she went for coffee at the old Hardees or with all the Avon deliveries she made? Let's not forget the times we just stopped by to say hello while starting out on a walk, but we ended up tossing the tennis ball around with Buster for an hour...never bothering Lucy at all. Most of all we will miss Lucy's great laugh and wonderful smile. Her genuine caring for others meant so much to us. She would always stop and ask how's Andrew.....how's Amber......how can that be replaced in a neighbor? She knew I loved her peonies.. and would say.."Just come and pick a bouquet" .. how great is that? I think Lucy knew how much we loved her..as a neighbor and a friend !! Thanks for all you've done for us, Lucy! I know you are reading this. SHE WILL TRULY BE MISSED !!! God certainly kept a special spot just for you. There's no question about that !!! With much neighborly love.......... Paul & Denise VanOrsow - Amber and Andrew