Lucille M. Ronning, age 92 of Appleton, MN, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in Apple Ridge Estates in Appleton.

Visitation for Lucille Mae Ronning will be held Monday, March 4, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton from 10 to 11 a.m.

Funeral Service for Lucille Mae Ronning will be held Monday, March 4, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roger Fears officiating.

Burial will be in Good Shepherd Lutheran Cemetery, rural Appleton at a later date.

On February 16, 1947, she was united in marriage to Orwald Melvin Ronning.  This union was blessed with over 53 years together and two daughters: Mary and Susan.  They farmed north of Appleton, in Hegbert Township, until 1987 when they moved to Appleton.  Lucille was a long-time “Grandparent” at the Appleton Elementary School and was known as “Grandma Lucy” to many area children.  She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading, gardening, and watching the MN Twins.

Lucille is survived by her daughters: Mary Lee (Louis) Vann of Stillwater, MN, and Susan Ronning of Morris, MN; granddaughter: Laura (Aaron) Connor; great-grandson: Oskar Connor; sister: Mildred Peck of International Falls, MN; brothers: Edward Hovde of Seattle, WA, Gordan Hovde of Bemidji, MN, Donald (Elaine) Hovde of Puposky, MN, and Arthur Hovde of Bemidji, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Orwald on April 7, 2000; her mother Ella Hovde; step-father: Emil Hovde; sisters: Nora Hendrickson and Jenny Warner; and step-sister, Edna Beveridge.

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home – Vaala Chapel in Appleton.

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