Wanda M. Lucius

Wanda Lucius, of Jordan, passed away the morning of December 29, 2018 at the age of 67.  A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (104 First Street West) in Jordan.  Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM with visitation one-hour prior at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (313 East 2nd Street) in Jordan.  Father Neil Bakker will preside. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed by Wanda’s family in her honor.

On May 27, 1951, Wanda Mae Dorn was born to parents, Robert & Beverly (Boettcher) Dorn.  Wanda was the third of seven children and loved growing up with her siblings, Lois, Barb, Duane, Sandy, Jeff & Tom.  Wanda was always a tomboy.  She loved playing outside and spending time at her grandparents’ home on Spring Lake.  Wanda attended grade school in Lydia and graduated from Jordan High School in 1969.

While in school, Wanda met the love of her life, Wally Lucius.  They exchanged wedding vows at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on October 24, 1970.  Wally & Wanda settled in Jordan and made a life for themselves.  Over the years, they both had various jobs.  Wanda worked in construction and sold Avon.

In her free time, Wanda enjoyed water skiing, boating, fishing, hunting, camping and canoeing in the boundary waters.  She and Wally spent a lot of time at their cabin in Sandstone.  They went hunting and fishing, and Wanda loved watching the deer from the big window in the cabin.

Family was very important to Wanda.  She loved spending time with her siblings and extended family.  She taught her nieces and nephews how to play 31 and Kings in the Corner.  The rules of the game often changed for Wanda’s benefit and she was always the winner.

Wanda was a wonderful woman.  She will be remembered always by her husband, Wally Lucius; siblings, Lois (Wayne) Smith, Barb (Merle) Krautkremer, Duane (Sheila) Dorn, Sandy (Dennis) Schneider, Jeff Dorn & Tom (Lisa) Dorn; many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.  Wanda was greeted in Heaven by her parents, Robert & Beverly Dorn and nephew, Doug Dorn.

 

 

 

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  1. Lillian Boettcher :

    Wally & All,. What a shock to me. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will see you soon. May God bless you and carry you through this.

  2. I am so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with your family at this time.

  3. Judy & Dennis Benson :

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss! Prayers to you all.

  4. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

  5. Dear Pat, thank you so very much for letting me know of Wanda’s passing. This must be a shock to the whole family if her illness went quickly. My deepest sympathy to Wally and all the rest of the family. I know that you will feel the Lord’s presence and comfort during this very sad time and rejoice that she is home with her Heavenly Father and many of her earthly family as well. I can’t help but think there was a really joyful reunion with your Mom. They were so close and your Mom dearly loved her.

    I am not able to attend the service. I don’t get out very much anymore because of physical limitations, but I will offer a prayer for you all for comfort and strength.

    My love to you all, Blytha

  6. Wally and family,

    Pleaase accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of
    Wanda.
    We will keep all of the family in our prayers.

    Vicki & RON Mornson

  7. Wally and family of Wanda. I am so very sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. Arvey and I extend sincere condolences to you. I apologize that we will not be able to attend tge funeral. We will be sure to visit you the next time we are back in Minnesota.

    Time to let friends comfort you. Will pray for you and your family in this time of grief.

    Marlene & Arvey

  8. Marlene & Arvey Eeg :

    Wally and family.

    We are so sorry to hear that Wanda has passed. Arvey and I extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. She was such a bright star who will certainly be missed.

    I apologize that we cannot come up for the funeral but will visit you next time we are in Minnesota. I will pray for you and your family for comfort in this time of grief. God bless.

    Marlene & Arvey

  9. George & Diane Martin :

    Wally and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on Wanda’s passing, she was a wonderful person and the love you two shared was obvious. Our prayers surround you and your family. Take care.

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