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Lucille Berger

Lucille Berger, age 95 of Gibbon died peacefully on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop. Funeral service were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon. Reverend Steven Bauer officiated, and burial followed in the church cemetery following the service. Visitation was 1 hour prior to the time of service at church on Saturday Visitors were asked to follow social distancing guidelines, and masks will be required by all guests in attendance. The Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes of Gibbon are assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to Lucille is survived by her daughter, Jonell (Jim) Hovind of Elk River; sons, Jim (Berny) Berger of Gibbon, John Berger of Maple Grove; grandchildren, Angie (Frank) Spinelli, Mark Berger, Aubrey Odim, Jaimie Berger, Mackenzie Berger and Heather Koon; and her great grandchildren, Ella, Ethan, Erin and Harmony. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Alloyus; sisters, Edna Rickheim and Della Klitzke; and her brothers, Elmer, Alvin and Raymond Stresemann. Lucille Anna Gertrude Stresemann was born August 2, 1925 in Transit Township, Sibley County to Frank and Anna (Dascher) Stresemann. She was united in marriage to Alloyus Berger on May 21, 1946 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon. Lucille was employed as a waitress in Brownton and live-in housekeeper at various homes in the area and after marriage she farmed and raised children with her husband. She later was employed at Green Giant, Gibbon Ballroom, Winthrop Good Samaritan and as a librarian at Gibbon Public Schools. Lucille’s hobbies included gardening, handywork, puzzles, fishing, camping and visiting relatives and friends.

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