|Birth: ||May 21, 1921|
St. Croix County
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 2009|
Eau Claire County
Lucille Hogstrom, 88, of Eau Claire passed away at home on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.
Lucille was born on May 21, 1921, in New Richmond to Walter and Georgia (Whereatt) Hatch.
She graduated from Ashland High School. After high school, she worked in Chicago for a couple of years. On Dec. 4, 1943, she married Harley Hogstrom, the love of her life, in San Marcos, Texas, while he was home on leave from the Army Air Corps.
They moved to Eau Claire in 1947. During the following years she worked at The State Theatre, Woolworth's and Fannie Farmer. In later years she worked at Northwest Wisconsin Home Care.
Lucille participated in many volunteer activities throughout the years. She was at the Chippewa Valley Museum for 14 years. She also made quilts for Project Linus, afghans for the church, hand-made teddy bears to give to the fire department and knit caps for deployed soldiers to wear under their helmets.
She was an active member of Lake Street United Methodist Church for almost 60 years. Lucille and Harley traveled for many years and made many friends all across Wisconsin and the United States when Harley was involved with Masonic organizations.
Family was always the most important thing in Lucille's life. She loved any occasion that allowed her to spend time with each and every one of them. Lucille is survived by three daughters, Pat (Gary) Burnam, Diane (Arlen) Stuber and Joy (Mike) Rookaird; eight grandchildren, Jeff (Cathy) Meindel, Angie (Chris) Harmon, Dan (Heather) Burnam, Clay Burnam, Melanie (Mike) Slagstad, Brian Rookaird, Christina Rookaird and Erik (Grey) Hogstrom; nine great-grandchildren, Karen (Gordon), Joyce, Courtney, McKayla, Kaysi, Andrew, Zach, Maysa and Alex; and two great-great-grandchildren, Rhylee and Joshua. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley; her son, Jim; and her parents.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St. Eau Claire, WI 54703 with visitation one hour prior at church.
Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made in Lucille's name to Lake Street United Methodist Church; to Chippewa Valley Museum, PO Box 1204, Carson Park, Eau Claire, WI 54702; to Knights Templar Eye Foundation; or to the donor's choice. Friends may offer online condolences at www.fullerspeckien.com.
Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, WI
Published 22 November 2009
Walter Thomas Hatch (1892 - 1948)
Georgia May Whereatt Hatch (1894 - 1967)
Harley Lloyd Hogstrom (1920 - 2009)
James Lloyd Hogstrom (1947 - 1983)*
Forest Hill Cemetery
Eau Claire County
Maintained by: Joy Rookaird
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Feb 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48438358
Miss you so much Mom.|
Added: Apr. 30, 2011
Miss you every day, Mom.|
Added: Mar. 8, 2011