Lucille Mike

Lucille Ann Mike, age 93 of New Richmond, formerly of Eagan died July 18, 2015 at Westfield’s Hospital in New Richmond. Lucille was born on September 7, 1921 in Springfield, Massachusetts; the daughter of Samuel and Ann (Robitor) Fuda. She was raised in Springfield where she graduated from high school. She was united in marriage to Richard G. Mechelke on April 28, 1945. To this union, children Bruce, Joe, Richard, Sally were blessed. This union would later dissolve. They lived in Stillwater as the children were raised. Lucille worked as a clerk for Conley Shoe Store in Stillwater. Later, she worked for the arsenal in New Brighton in their factory. She would marry John R. Mike on September 27, 1971. together they lived in the Twin Cities. Lucille was a simple woman who held her family and faith above all. Nothing brought bigger smiles than to be right in the middle of all of her grandchildren at a family function. If she was lucky enough, it usually meant holding a little baby. She also loved caring for her flower gardens and baking fresh pies; which was John’s favorite. Her faith was very important to her. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Stillwater and their rosary circle. Lucille was soft spoken and mild mannered. She knew how to forgive and never interfered with families personal affairs; but would frequently pray for their well being and care.

Lucille will forever remain in the hearts of her children Bruce (Colleen) Mechelke of Little Canada, Joe (friend Bonnie) Mechelke of Stillwater, Sally (Jerry) Teigen of New Richmond; grandchildren Lindsay, Shane, Andy, Angel, Jamie, Creed (Courtney), Acasia (Brad), Brandi (Pat), Stephanie (Tony), Sarah (Blake), Ben (Cassie); great grandchildren Cody, Jacob, Rylee, Max, Sophie, Addie, Ethan, Bella, Marley, Cooper, Hendrix, Sanders; sisters Stella Balding, Charlie (Cia) Fuda; the extended John Mike family to include his children Sue (Ricky), Gayle (Doug), and Joy (Cory), and Lucille’s special friend Sophie. She is preceded in death by her son Richard; husband John; and siblings Mary, Fred, and Bob.

A Memorial service for Lucille Mike will be Thursday August 27th at 11AM at Faith Community Church; 1040 Paperjack Drive in New Richmond with Pastor Mike Evans officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Faith Community. Memorials preferred. Funeral services and cremation have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory of Baldwin.


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