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Lucille M. Theye
May 05 1940 - Jun 26 2012
Lucille M. Theye

Lucille M. (Mrs. Richard) Theye, age 72, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the hospital in Watertown.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.  Rev. Paul Janke will officiate.  Music will be provided by Carol Janke as organist with congregational singing.


Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown.  Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of Oak Valley Farms.  Active pallbearers will be:  Terry Reilly, Danny Giese, Mark Beutow, Dan Beutow, James Beutow, and Joel Beutow.


Visitation will be at Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Friday from 4-7 p.m. and will continue at the church on Saturday prior to the services.


Lucille was born on May 5, 1940, in Watertown, SD, to William Rudolph Eli and Nettie Emma (Beskow) Noeldner.  She attended and graduated from Summit High School in 1958.  Following graduation she worked at Milbank Mutual.


On October 27, 1962, Lucille married Richard Theye at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mazeppa Township.  The couple farmed near Twin Brooks, SD.  They then moved to her parent’s farm north of Watertown until moving to Watertown in 2002.  Lucille worked at Oak Valley Farms from August of 1982 to January of 2007.  She retired and began volunteering at St. Martin’s School.


Lucille was a former member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and a present member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed baking and was known for her homemade buns.  She also enjoyed entertaining, feeding people, visiting, gardening, sewing and canning.  She especially enjoyed being with her family.


Lucille is survived by her husband Richard of Watertown, SD; her children: Miranda (Kelly) Crooks of Lakeville, MN, Sandy (Roger Bunde) Theye of Watertown, SD,  Troy Theye of Woodbury, MN, and Trent (Tami) Theye  of Watertown, SD; four grandchildren:  Brandon, Heather, Elizabeth and Jayden; and two great-grandchildren: Austin and Carson.


She was preceded in death by one son, Travis; and her parents.

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Comment posted by: Carol Richter Braunwarth
Mon 02nd Jul 2012 01:49 pm
My sympathy to all of Lucy's family especially Richard. I trust your wonderful memories of her will be of great comfort to all of you. We attended Mazeppa Lutheran Church and were confirmed together and she also was a classmate at Summit High School. She was a fun-loving gal!
Comment posted by: Betty Erickson
Sat 30th Jun 2012 09:29 pm
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the whole family and I will be thinking of you.
Comment posted by: Laurel Benting and Dalles Keeney
Sat 30th Jun 2012 09:16 am
Richard and Family, We are so sorry to learn about Lucy. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Mom remembers Lucy fondly and all the good memories of days now in the past with the coursins. Lucy was so great to visit with and she always knew all of us and our families. You all are in our prayers.
Comment posted by: Debra Stone
Fri 29th Jun 2012 10:08 pm
My deepest sympathy to your family. Memories of your loved one will always be there for you. I send you thoughts of peace and courage.
Comment posted by: Dave Jacobson
Fri 29th Jun 2012 06:10 am
Our Sympathy goes out to you, Richard and your Family. We will always remember Lucille as a very friendly, caring, and generous neighbor!
Comment posted by: Russ and Geri Hibben
Thu 28th Jun 2012 09:44 pm
Dearest Theye family~
We are so sad to hear about goosey Lucy as I have teased her during Trent and Tami's wedding celebrations. (Geri) We only knew her a short while but that while was fun. She is a very loving and giving person and we are better for having known her. All of her kids were apples of her eye as she lovingly would talk about all of you to us. We wish we could be there to offer a hug, share a remembrance but know that we are with you in prayers. We love you all and send our
Comment posted by: Sharon Olson Beardsley
Thu 28th Jun 2012 08:40 pm
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Lucy's passing. We were best friends at Summit High and still kept in touch. rnWhat fun we had and what good memories I still have of those days.rnRichard . I am so sorry. I know that you and her family were the most important thing in her life. Treasure those memories. They will comfort you.
Comment posted by: Mary Ann OBrien
Thu 28th Jun 2012 01:19 pm
My sympathy to the whole family. Lucille was a warm and giving person who was loved so much. I enjoyed her Christmas notes, and we happily shared our granddaughter, Elizabeth. I am the "other grandmother", Mary Ann O'Brien
Comment posted by: Julaine Richter Wedin
Wed 27th Jun 2012 02:25 pm
My sympathy to Lucille's family, who will have many fond memories. Lucille and I grew up in western Grant County and attended Mazeppa Lutheran Church.
Comment posted by: Brian Schwanz
Wed 27th Jun 2012 02:10 pm
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. God blessed you with a wonderful woman. I will always cherish the time that Lucille spent volunteering at lunch at St. Martin's and the conversations that we would have with each other. God be with you. Know that Lucille is now at her Savior's side and there is no more pain or sorrow in her life. It is now just pure joy!
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