Lucile Mabel Ekstrand (nee Poetsch)

July 1, 1917 – Oct. 13, 2013

Lucile Mabel Ekstrand (nee Poetsch) of Waukesha joined her heavenly family – husband Carl “Tom,” son Terry Lee and granddaughter Shannon Mary Bowe – on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the age of 96.

She was born in Waukesha on July 1, 1917, the daughter of Herman Paul and Mabel (nee Blodgett) Poetsch.

On Feb. 18, 1939, she married Carl “Tom” Ekstrand; he preceded her in death June 4, 2008. Lucile worked as a bookkeeper at Delzer Lithograph for 25 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and of the Waukesha Elks Lodge #400. She was a longtime member and volunteer at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church since her marriage.

She was one of the first residents of Avalon Square in Waukesha and recently celebrated 10 years of residency there.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Deborah (Patrick) Bowe; grandsons, Shaun Patrick (Jacquelyn) Bowe and Ryan Thomas Bowe; and by her great-grandson, Jameson Patrick.

She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Tom, son Terry and granddaughter Shannon, she was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine (John) Fauerbach; brothers, Howard (Julia) Poetsch and Chester (Patricia) Poetsch; and her parents.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Fish III, who took extraordinary care of Lucile for many years and also to the staff at Avalon Square.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 5:30 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 16, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha. The Rev. Gary Liedtke will preside. Private burial will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186, would be appreciated.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.