Lucille Mae Millet Barthel

Published 2:35 pm Monday, January 11, 2016

Lucille Mae Millet Barthel, 86, of Hartland found peace in the loving arms of our Lord on Nov. 17, 2015.

Lucille Mae Millet Barthel

Lucille Mae Millet Barthel

Barthel was born and raised in Reserve on Dec. 26, 1929.

She 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; and sisters Edna Miano and Velma Jacob; and grandson Drew Morsbach.

Barthel will be remembered and deeply missed by her eight children, Deborah (Dave) Morsbach of Nebraska, Christine Schultz of Williams Bay, WI., Corrie (Jeff) Fulwiler of Waukesha, WI., Louise Barthel of Hartland, WI., Brenda (Kirby) Anderson of Southlake, Texas, Carol (Robert) Schneider of Waukesha, WI., Mark Barthel of Burlington, WI 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 and sister-in-law Marie Millet of Reserve, plus many nieces and nephews.

Barthel 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, she 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, WI.

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 Season’s 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 on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Reserve, where Lucille will be put to rest with her parents and siblings.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 a.m.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Lucille Millet Barthel can do so to the Mayo Clinic Dept. of Development/Macular Degeneration, 200 1st Street S/W Rochester, Minnesota, 55905. It would be greatly appreciated by her family.