Lucille M. Korsmeyer, 90, of Silvis, Illinois, formerly of Highland and Alhambra, Illinois, died Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:00 am until 10:45 am at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra, IL. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Serving the Quad Cities and West Central Illinois, or the James S. McDonnell USO in St. Louis, Missouri.
Lucille Mae Conrad was born May 16, 1927, on the family farm in rural Alhambra. She married Lester H. Korsmeyer on May 14, 1949, in Alhambra. He died June 24, 2008. Lucille was a graduate of Edwardsville High School and she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Greenville College. Her career was spent teaching for 20 years in the Highland Community Schools, retiring in 1983.
Lucille and her husband were active members of Salem UCC in Alhambra, and then Evangelical UCC in Highland. She moved to the Quad Cities in 2009, and became a member of First Congregational Church.
She was a strong supporter of veterans, and was very proud of her husband’s service in the U.S. Air Force. She was a member of the VFW and the American Legion Auxiliaries in Highland and Alhambra. She also was a 60-plus year member of the Alhambra Morning Glories 4-H Club in Madison County, earning the 4-H Hall of Fame Award in 2005.
She enjoyed quilting and crocheting, gardening, and baking cookies. Above all else, family was the most important thing to Lucille. Her pride and joy were her great-grandsons, whom she called “the boys”.
Lucille is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lanier Korsmeyer and Janet Blair of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; a daughter and son-in-law, Leanne and Steven Satterthwaite of Coal Valley, Illinois; grandchildren, Randall and Mary Satterthwaite of Denver, Iowa, Kristen and Jon Canfield of Roscoe, Illinois, and Michael and Tara Korsmeyer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and “the boys”, Nick and Zack Satterthwaite, and Graham, Jason and Levi Canfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester; and siblings, John Conrad, Jr. and Melvin Conrad, Fern Suhre Schroeder, and Aletha Uhe.