She was born on June 5, 1930 in Halliday, North Dakota, the daughter of Jacob and Lena Weisenberger.
Lucille attended high school in Halliday and attended Dickinson College. In June of 1950 she was married to William Gustafson, and they ranched near Halliday. They had three sons, Leon, Ross and Rohm. In the spring of 1967 the family moved to Whitefish, Montana.
Lucille was Dunn County Cancer Chairman for two years; President of the County Homemakers Council; Women’s Chairman of the Dunn County Farm Bureau; was a member of the Lutheran Church; and was a Sunday school teacher.
Subsequent to the death of her husband, William in 1976, she met Dale Schmoldt while visiting Yellowstone National Park, and they were married in San Diego, California on November 14, 1981. After Dale’s retirement, they moved to Cody, Wyoming in the spring of 2005.
Lucille loved little children and upon seeing them on the street, the grocery store or wherever, she always stopped and inquired as to their age and name. She said that in her lifetime she had lived on the prairie, in the mountains and by the ocean and held them all dear to her heart. The other thing dear to her heart was her love of horses, and she enjoyed riding for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Dale; her three sons, Leon, Ross and Rohm; two step-children, Daryl and Dawn; two grandchildren, Shawn and Sandy; two great-grandchildren, Grant and Grace; two sisters, Elna and Karen; her brother, James; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill; her brother, Raymond; and her sister, Verna.
Lucille was a kind, loving, compassionate and caring person and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, and she is now in the arms of her loving God.
A viewing will be held at Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., and a viewing will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Emblem on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 9:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Emblem, Wyoming on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Jais Tinglund as officiant. Burial will follow in the Emblem Cemetery.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please make any donations to the charity of your choice.
Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc. assisted the family with arrangements.