Lucille M. Putz of McCook, Neb., died Saturday, Aug.2, 2008, at the Community Hospital in McCook. She was 76 years old.
Lucille was born in Blue Hill on Feb. 1, 1932, the daughter of Donald and Ida Hoppen Leetsch. She graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1949.
On July 12, 1951, she married Emory Putz in Denver, Colo. Five children were born to this union.
Lucille was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church. She worked in the office at the Electric Hose Plant for several years.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, crossword puzzles, reading, cooking, gardening and raising house plants, and being an avid Atlanta Brave's fan. Lucille greatly enjoyed children, especially her children as she was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. Later in life she was a big fan of her grandchildren and their many sport activities.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Donald and Ida Leetsch, one brother and four sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Emory of McCook; children, Jim Putz and wife, WandaJo of Crete, Carol Burge and husband, Basil of Lafe, Ark., and Rob Putz and wife, Cherri, Patricia Unger and husband, David G., and Diane Wieser and husband, Joe, all of McCook; two sisters, Dorothy Mills and husband, Bud of Omaha and LaVonne Monte of Fort Collins, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Funeral services will be Thursday morning Aug. 7, 2008. at 10:30 a.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Inurnment will be Saturday at noon in the Palisade Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday during business hours and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8p.m. Friends may stop by the funeral home to sign the guest book or go on line at www.carpenterbreland.com to leave condolences.
Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.