Lucille A. Peil

Lucille A. Peil, 91, of the town of Polk, died on Friday, June 5, 2009, at Kathy Hospice.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1917, on the family homestead in the town of Polk to the late Oscar and Bertha (nee Ganns) Hembel. On Sept. 21, 1940, she was united in marriage to Walter P. Peil at St. Peterís Rectory in Slinger. Walter predeceased April 23, 1984.

Lucille lived her entire life on the family homestead. She and her husband later owned and operated the farm. She enjoyed dancing, music - particularly polka - and watching over the farm, which continues to be operated by her sons.

She was a member of New Hope United Church of Christ.

Survivors include six children, Karen (Gordon) Kraemer of Richfield, Rozanne (Loren) Butzlaff of Kewaskum, Lynne (Richard) Reindl of Merrill, Robert (Terry) of West Bend, Janice (Tom) Ritger of West Bend and John (June) of West Bend; 14 grandchildren, Michelle (Bob) Jones, Gary (Kathy) Butzlaff, Scott Reindl, Krista Reindl, Danielle Reindl, Matt (Karmen) Peil, Mike Peil (friend Kim), Jessica (Joe) Liebham, Lisa (Chad) Heiden, Greg Ritger (friend Alyssa), Kelly Ritger (friend Eric), Jill Ritger (friend Jake), Joseph Peil and Marcus Techmiller; 16 great-grandchildren, Charlie and Andy Jones, Henry and Owen Butzlaff, Jourdan, Benjamin and Gavin Reindl, Joey Rogne, Paige, Mason and Cadence Peil, Jordan, Jaxson and Jameson Leibham, and Caleb and Abby Heiden; a sister, Dorothy Freiss of Jackson; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy Hembel.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 11 at noon at New Hope United Church of Christ, 4360 Jackson Drive, Jackson, with the Rev. James Hill officiating. Private interment will be in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the church only on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

The family has requested memorials to New Hope United Church of Christ or Kathy Hospice.

Lucilleís family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gary Herdrich and the staff at Kathy Hospice for their care, concern and support. Also, thanks to the Rev. James Hill for helping the family through a difficult time. It is greatly appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences at