Lucille Eldred, age 88, entered into her new life on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 from the CentraCare nursing home in Long Prairie, MN.
Lucille Ida Titzke was born on September 25, 1926 in Long Prairie, MN to Arthur and Anna (Scheve) Titzke. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church and attended school there and later Long Prairie High School. On November 6, 1943 in Long Prairie Lucille married her sweetheart and lifelong companion, Robert Eldred. They had seven children. Besides working together raising a family, Bob and Lucille tackled many various business ventures together. They started out farming in 1947 then they ran an auctioneering business known as Eldred's Auction Service. During those forty-two years until retirement, they handled over 8000 auction sales. As the years went by they purchased the Long Prairie Sales Barn and the Prairie Lanes bowling alley. They were also owners of Long Prairie Machinery and Long Prairie Tractor Supply. Since Lucille was so good with numbers, she did all of the bookkeeping for their various businesses. Before retiring, Bob and Lucille also built and managed the Eldred Apartments in Long Prairie and the Cactus Trailer Park in Prescott, AZ. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to the Dorcus Circle.
Lucille had many hobbies and interests. She loved to play cards and was an accomplished Bridge player who enjoyed the game throughout her life. She also liked to golf and occasionally tried her luck at the casino. Bob and Lucille had a cabin on Lake Osakis for over 30 years. Lucille loved the lake and her favorite sport, fishing. She ice fished in the winter (before leaving for AZ) and fished off their dock many days in the summer. It was a prime fishing spot. She entertained friends and family at their lake cabin for many years. She also enjoyed the winter months with family and friends in Mesa, AZ. She felt so fortunate that they were able to go to AZ for 35 years. She loved her home there and enjoyed the trips they took in their motor home , caravanning with friends from AZ to Mexico, Las Vegas, and California.
Lucille was immensely proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and all of their accomplishments. She was a smart, witty and multi-talented wife, mother, grandma and sister who will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege to know her.
Left to mourn her passing are her children, Diane (Jim) Cherry of Long Prairie /Mesa AZ, Ron (Darlene) Eldred, Pam (Gary) Schneekloth, Glenda (Jerry) Lucas, Chuck (Nancy) Eldred, all of Long Prairie and Kim (Cheryree) Eldred of Louisberg, KS; 13 grandchildren, Sean Cherry, Robert Cherry, Grant Eldred, Jill Peterson, Kelly Magnuson, Amy Ahrens, Jennifer Carlson, Candy Host, Jeff Lucas, Wendy Larson, Rob Lucas, Angela Eldred and Nick Eldred; 24 great grandchildren; a brother, Allen Rogers of AZ; a sister, Eleanor Titzke of Joplin, MO; brother-in-law, Dennis Nordberg of AZ; many nieces and nephews.
Waiting to welcome her is her husband, Robert 'Bob' Eldred (who died in 2002), a daughter, Candice Eldred, a brother, Helmer Titzke and four sisters, Mildred Perish, Alice Palmer, Irma Nordberg and Mae Ann Titzke.
Services for Lucille will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie with Rev. Noah Wehrspann officiating. Musicians are Mary Collins and Jim Flan. Interment is at the Trinity Cemetery in Long Prairie, MN with all of her grandchildren as honorary pallbearers. Visitationn hours are at the Trinity Lutheran Church beginning on Friday from 4 - 7 pm and also one hour before the service on Saturday.
Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN.
September 04, 2015
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
September 05, 2015