Lucille Mary Pettey
Lucille Mary Pettey of Waukesha entered into eternal life on Friday, January 6, 2017, at Linden Grove in Waukesha at the ripe old age of 99 years. She was born in Chilton on October 10, 1917, the daughter of David and Mary Ellen (nee Gillespie) Meier.
Lucille was a woman of tremendous courage and personal fortitude. She lost her first husband, Harold E. Golemgeske, when her children, Jean and Michael, were quite young and entered the work force at a time when women in the professional sphere were hardly commonplace. She served as the secretary to the mayor and city attorney of Waukesha for many years.
On February 15, 1974, she married Deacon Lawrence "Larry" Pettey at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and both were residents of LindenGrove at the time of her passing. She and Larry were charter members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Lucille found tremendous comfort and strength in her faith throughout her life. In addition, she loved dancing, swimming, reading, Big Band-era music, a good joke and butter pecan ice cream.
Lucille will be sadly missed by her daughter, Jean (Harry) Monahan of Vienna, Va.; her stepson, Richard (Deborah) Pettey of Largo, Fla.; and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Golemgeske of Madison. In addition, she is survived by her four grandchildren, David, Sara, Julianna and Grace, and her great-grandchild, Cooper; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Golemgeske; her first husband, Harold E. Golemgeske; and her brothers Carl, David and Jim. Her beloved husband Larry died February 16, 2017.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 24, from 3:00 PM until the time of the 5:00 PM funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Waukesha.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lucille’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory & Preplanning is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website atwww.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.