Lucille was born the only child of Erling and Evelyn (Reagh) Lindwall (of Victoria Vale, Nova Scotia). She was born on the homestead farm of her grandfather approximately 8 miles south of Stockholm and baptized in the Evangelical Mission church on April 2nd, 1933 by Rev. Quarnstrom.
Lucille attended New Stockholm school with her mother as her grade 3 teacher. Her 3 years of high school were taken by correspondence with much needed help from her mother. She worked as a sales clerk in the MacDonald and Persson general store from 1952 until 1958. In 1962 Lucille began working in the Stockholm Post office and in 1969 became the Postmaster, a position she held until she retired on March 3, 1993.
On February 5, 1955 Lucille and Frank William Szmutku were married in the Roman Catholic chapel at the Sisters of Social Services by Monsignor Paul Santha. Lucille and Frank have one daughter, Beverly Ann (Michael Dobranski) who resides in Regina.
Frank and Lucille farmed the Lindwall homestead for 16 years and took a very active interest in their Stockholm community. Their participation in their curling club, skating rink association, bingo club, Square dance club and Swedish historical society was invaluable. Lucille was a devoted member of the New Stockholm Luther League, and secretary, Sunday school teacher, Choir member and director, organist, and soloist until 1992 as her eyes were failing.
Lucille had many hobbies through her life such as skiing, curling, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and dancing. She was a collector of bells, coins, stamps and lapel pins. Lucille was obsessed with local and family history. If you ask her relatives they will testify that she was relentless that they provide interesting family historical stories for the Lindwall; Szmutku; Reagh and Johansson history books. She was an expert at cajoling, reminding, and finally giving the“Lucille look”, which meant that you better get cracking!
Humour played a large part in Lucille's life whether it was being teased by her dad, uncles, or grandfather who meant so much to her in her childhood, or friends and relatives as an adult, with her usually getting in the last laugh.
Lucille's husband and daughter were the joy of her life giving her contentment and happiness in life to be envied. After a long full life she will be laid to rest at the Evangelical Mission Church on land that was donated in part by her grandfather Zakerius Lindwall.
“ And so goes the circle of life”
She leaves to mourn; husband Frank (Frankie) - daughter Beverly (Michael Dobranski) - sisters in law Helen (Jim Schwitzer) – Sylvia(Belsher)- Deloris (Arnold Flegel) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
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New Stockholm Evangelical Mission Church
P.O. Box 1414, Esterhazy SK S0A 0X0
New Stockholm Lutheran Church Memorial Fund
-, Stockholm SK S0A 3Y0