Lucille K. Thurman

08/19/1926 — 02/27/2014

From Benton, City, WA, US | Born in Reading, MN

Lucille K. Thurman

Lucille K Thurman, 87, of Benton City, WA passed away February 22, 2014, at Life Care Center of Richland. She was born August 19, 1926 in Reading, MN to Mr. Leo and Nelly Kuemper. Lucille was one of six children where she was raised and grew up on a farm in Hankison, ND.

She attended St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN, and in 1947 she graduated with her bachelor's degree in the Registered Nursing Program.

Lucille met Loren E. Thurman in 1950; they married on September 21, 1951. Together they had seven children. While living in the Tri-City area she worked for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco, and later on for HEHF.

Lucille retired as a nurse after giving 62 years in the field. She joined the Young Ladies Institute with Christ the King Parish.

Lucille is survived by her son, Michael Thurman of Kennewick, WA; son, Patrick Thurman; daughter, Theresa Setterburg of Minneapolis, MN; daughter, Julie Hughes of Port Orchard, WA; son, Larry Thurman of Benton City, WA and daughter, Cynthia Genack of Appleton, WI. She is also survived by her eleven grandchildren and her ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Thurman 1996; husband, Loren E. Thurman 2003, parents, Leo and Nelly Kuemper; sibilings, Bernard 1956, Garrit 1960, Mayme 2008 and Elmer 1986.

Visitation with a Rosary will be held at Einan's Funeral Home on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. A memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:00am.

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  • Sorry to see Lucille go have enjoyed knowing her and playing cards as well as exercising and just visiting with her

    Evelyn Gregory
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA
  • To a wonderful sister whom I shall miss dearly and that I’m happy that I was there to see her off.

    Vernon @ Donna Kuemper
    November 4, 2014
    Fargo, ND, USA
  • I’ll miss my mom very much. She was our rock!

    Cindi Genack
    November 4, 2014
    Appleton, WI, US
  • We always thought highly of Lucille. She was such a strong , kind, giving women. Her legacy will live on for many years through her family and all the patients and families she touched. Your family are in our prayers.

    Jim and Paula Perez
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA, USA
  • You are missed every hour of every day! We all miss you! Thank You for being the mom I always needed. Your legacy is continuing on in each of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Love You!

    Pamela L Thurman
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, Benton
  • Mrs Lucille Thurman, a rare gem, an angel at heart, a light that shines from afar illuminating every room and life you touch….God rest your soul!

    My children and I will miss you dearly “grandma Lucille” as they often addressed you. We love you but God loves you most.

    You fought a good fight though not 92yrs as you prayed but you have touched more lives than people given a million chances would ever touch.

    Your family remains in our prayers.

    Cindy, Pam, Becca, Micheal and all, God bless and console you all!

    Maria Nwiloh
    November 4, 2014
    Grapevine, TX
  • Sorry to see Lucille go have enjoyed knowing her and playing cards as well as exercising and just visiting with her

    Evelyn Gregory
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA
  • To a wonderful sister whom I shall miss dearly and that I’m happy that I was there to see her off.

    Vernon @ Donna Kuemper
    November 4, 2014
    Fargo, ND, USA
  • I’ll miss my mom very much. She was our rock!

    Cindi Genack
    November 4, 2014
    Appleton, WI, US
  • We always thought highly of Lucille. She was such a strong , kind, giving women. Her legacy will live on for many years through her family and all the patients and families she touched. Your family are in our prayers.

    Jim and Paula Perez
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA, USA
  • You are missed every hour of every day! We all miss you! Thank You for being the mom I always needed. Your legacy is continuing on in each of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Love You!

    Pamela L Thurman
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, Benton
  • Mrs Lucille Thurman, a rare gem, an angel at heart, a light that shines from afar illuminating every room and life you touch….God rest your soul!

    My children and I will miss you dearly “grandma Lucille” as they often addressed you. We love you but God loves you most.

    You fought a good fight though not 92yrs as you prayed but you have touched more lives than people given a million chances would ever touch.

    Your family remains in our prayers.

    Cindy, Pam, Becca, Micheal and all, God bless and console you all!

    Maria Nwiloh
    November 4, 2014
    Grapevine, TX