Mae Millet Barthel
Lucille Mae Millet Barthel of Hartland found peace in the loving arms of our Lord on November 17, 2015, at age 86.
Lucille was born and raised in Reserve, Louisiana, on December 26, 1929.
Lucille was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon L. Brown, and Walter E. Barthel. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Corrine Millet; brothers Irving, Dennis, Norman, Earl (Mac), Raymond and Elson; sisters Edna Miano and Velma Jacob; and grandson Drew Morsbach.
Lucille will be remembered and deeply missed by her eight children, Deborah (Dave) Morsbach of Nebraska, Christine Schultz of Williams Bay, Corrie (Jeff) Fulwiler of Waukesha, Louise Barthel of Hartland, Brenda (Kirby) Anderson of Southlake, Texas, Carol (Robert) Schneider of Waukesha, Mark Barthel of Burlington and Shelley Barthel of Tampa, Fla. Her infectious smile and great sense of humor will especially be missed by her 11 grandchildren, Tanya Anderson, Adrian Suarez, Nichole (Brad) Williams, Jennifer Fulwiler, Matthew Fulwiler, Kelly Fulwiler, Justin Morsbach, Lucas Barthel, Michelle Kinney, Chad Morsbach and Nathan Morsbach, along with four great-grandchildren, Julian, Mirabella, Cylas and Riley. She is further survived by brother Samuel (Fran) Millet Jr. of LaPlace, La., and sister-inlaw Marie Millet of Reserve, La., and many nieces and nephews.
Mom set her sights on California at an early age where she worked as a secretary for the Howard Hughs Corp.
until marrying and beginning her family. After moving to Wisconsin and while raising her eight children, mom always had time to give and volunteer at St. Jerome Church in Oconomowoc and bowled in leagues for many years. She also enjoyed the part-time job at Scotty’s Drive-In and then at the first McDonald’s that opened in Oconomowoc. Once she retired our mother loved traveling, taking five trips to Hawaii and many others to several states to visit family and friends. She was extremely lucky to get those trips in before her diagnosis of macular degeneration, which eventually took most of her sight. Our family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Oconomowoc Memorial ER and ICU staff along with the staff at Seasons Hospice for the loving care and compassion given to our mother and all of us during this very unexpected time.
Lucille’s funeral and memorial gathering will be held at a later date at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Reserve, La., where she will be put to rest with her parents and siblings.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Lucille Barthel to the Mayo Clinic Dept. of Development/ Macular Degeneration, 200 First St. S/W Rochester, MN 55905, would be greatly appreciated by her family.
Peace of Mind Funeral & Cremation Services, 414-4531562, is serving the family.