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“Sorry to hear about your Mom Bonnie. You will miss her I still miss mine but know she's with Dad. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Marlene Wallbaum (Brown) - CA

“So sorry to hear of Lucille's passing. She was always so kind to me and others and she was a good cook as well! I enjoyed time spent at her house and...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Carrie Cushing - Pierre, SD

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Lucille was such a good person, a great cook, and a hard worker all her life. It was a pleasure knowing her. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Carol Postulka - Pierre, SD

“My deepest smpathy to the family. She was a very strong person. Always had something to occupy her time. She will be missed. Evelyn Rezac. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: evelyn rezac

“Was so sorry to hear of Lucille's passing. Always enjoyed visiting with her. Our thoughts and prayers to your family. May the wonderful memories...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Marlene Schuiling - Iona, SD


Lucille Marie Williamson was born on February 28, 1925 in Jefferson, SD to Napoleon and Florence (Trudeau) Bertrand.

Lucille was married on October 28, 1950 to James "Tiny" Williamson. They have five children.

Lucille liked to read, sew, crochet, and grow a big garden. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to fish with her son and special friend Bob.

Lucille worked at the City Liquor Store in Gregory and numerous cafe's in Winner throughout her life.

Lucille was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries.

Lucille passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility at the age of 92.

Lucille is survived by her two daughters Barbara and Duane Holmberg, Golden, MO,
and Bonnie and Ronald Teigh, Winner, SD; two sons James and Jean Williamson, Luverne, MN, and Doug and Jami Williamson, Rapid City, SD; sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Preceding her in death are her husband James "Tiny" Williamson, one son Donald Williamson Sr., her parents Napoleon and Florence Bertrand, two brothers Armond and Romeo, and one sister Leetta.

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Funeral services for Lucille Williamson, 92, were held Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church in Gregory, SD, with Father Jonathan Dillon officiating.

Music was provided by Laura Malm, pianist, and the St. Joseph Choir. Congregational songs were "On Eagles Wings," "The Old Rugged Cross," "Song of Farewell," and "Amazing Grace." Soloist Geoff Smith sang "In the Garden."

Altar Servers were Allison & Eli Ekroth.

Lector was G.W. Ekroth.

Connie Hall was in charge of registration.

Casket Bearers were Brett Holmberg, Scott Holmberg, Jason Teigh, Austin Schroeder, Jaden Schroeder, and Nate Thomas.

Honorary Casket Bearers were all of Lucille's grandchildren.

Interment was in the Winner City Cemetery, Winner, SD.

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God looked around His garden,
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon His earth
And saw your loving face.

He saw your path was difficult
And He closed your weary eyes.
He whispered to you, "Peace be Thine"
And gave you wings to fly.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you
On the day God called you home.