Lucille H. Koeller, age 95 of Platteville, WI, formerly of Potosi, WI, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Southwest Health Center in Platteville. She was born in Lancaster, WI, on July 15, 1924 the daughter of Ralph and Hilda (Casper) Bailie. Lucille married Warren Koeller on November 3, 1942 at her family’s home in South Lancaster Township. They farmed together in the Lancaster area for fourteen years before purchasing a farm in Potosi Township. Lucille loved to travel, especially fishing trips or bus tours with her girlfriends. Lucille celebrated her 80th birthday by taking a hot air balloon ride but wanted to also ride in a large commercial plane, so she flew to California to see the sights in 2015. At home, Lucille was an avid gardener and spent a lot of time cultivating strawberries and other produce. She was an experienced seamstress who sewed clothing for her family, even wedding formals, and crafted lap blankets for the elderly, and was part of a quilting bee.
Lucille is survived by her children: John Koeller, Judy (Larry) Maahs, and Linda (Robert) Schmelz; 9 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 9 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger Bailie; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Koeller; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lucille was preceded in death by her daughter, Doreen (Ken) Wagner; a grandson, Daniel Schmelz; her sisters, Dorothy (Burdette) King and Beatrice (Ray) Grobstick; and many members of the Bailie and Koeller families.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Davies Memorial United Church of Christ in Potosi with Pastor Karsten Snitker officiating. Burial will be in Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi Township, at a later date. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Lucille H. Koeller Memorial Fund has been established. The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory of Potosi is entrusted with her services.