Lucetta Kermes, 86, of Glenville

Published 9:01 am Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Funeral services for Lucetta Marie Kermes, 86, of Glenville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hayward Lutheran Church. The Rev. Katie Fick will officiate. Interment will be at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Myrtle. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to

Lucetta Kermes

Lucetta died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Lucetta Marie Kermes was born on March 24, 1924, in Albert Lea to Leslie and Anne (Christensen) Otteson. She grew up in the Albert Lea area and graduated from Albert Lea High School. For a short time after school she was employed at Munsingwear. On March 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Clifford Kermes in Clarks Grove. The couple farmed in Oakland and in the Cass Lake area for three years, then moved to the Glenville area where she enjoyed being a farm wife. Lucetta was a member of the Trondhjem Lutheran Church, Hayward Senior Citizens, Myrtle Birthday Club and served as the secretary for the Farmer’s Union. She loved fishing, gardening and dancing at the Brick Hall where Lucetta was a long time member of Lodge Zare Zapadu No. 44. As a couple, they enjoyed traveling to Europe and across the U.S.

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Survivors include her husband, Clifford (Jack) Kermes; children: Judy (Jim) Becker of Oakland and James (Debra) Kermes of South St. Paul; grandchildren: Shannon (David) Van Hooser, Rita (Jesse) Anderson, Angela (Dave) Rust and Michael (Becky) Kermes; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Violet Henderson; and many nieces and nephews.

Lucetta was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Owen Otteson.

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