Lucille F. Dricken, 86

Lucille F. Dricken, nee Mueller, died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at her home at the age of 86 years. She was born on April 14, 1927, in the town of Barton to the late Lorenz and Amanda (nee Butzlaff) Mueller.

On Nov. 9, 1946, she was united in marriage to Raymond H. Dricken at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Ray predeceased June 15, 1997.

Over the years she stayed home to care for her children. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, embroidery, and baking bread and pies for her family and neighbors, loved playing cards with friends and family, going to ‘The Lake,’ visiting with the many grand and great-grandchildren. Another joy was feeding and watching her many birds and squirrels.

She was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Church choir, the Christian Women’s Confraternity and the Adrian Neubauer Post #8658 VFW Auxilliary.

Survivors include four children, Rae (David) Schmidt of Kewaskum, Don (Debbie) of West Bend, Sue Lynn of West Bend and Amy (Steve) Mertzig of West Bend; 11 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Ann Dricken of West Bend; sister-in-law Rhea Dricken of West Bend; brother-in-law Gerald (Betty) Dricken of Watertown; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 1 son Leo “Bud”, 2 brothers Leo Mueller and Francis “Frankie” (Ruth) Mueller and 2 brothers-in-law Leonard Dricken and William “Pucky” (Ann) Dricken.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery (old). The family will greet relatives and friends at the church only on Wednesday from noon-2:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at