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Lucille Gorham

d. February 22, 2015

Dunlap, Iowa

Lucille Carol (Knutson) Gorham was born July 29, 1918, in rural Ute, Iowa to Chris and Leona (Lee) Knutson. She attended country school and graduated from Soldier High School. After graduation, she continued her education and received her teaching certificate. On October 13, 1938, Lucille married Kenneth Gorham in Soldier, Iowa. They were married for 65 years. The couple lived on a farm near Dow City, Iowa for two years and then moved to a farm nine miles west of Dunlap, Iowa (Monona County).

Lucille was baptized and confirmed at the Soldier Lutheran Church in Soldier, Iowa. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Dunlap and WELCA (Women of the Lutheran Church of America). She held various officer positions on the Dunlap WELCA and served on many other church committees. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron for two years. Lucille was a wonderful cook and was well-known for her delicious cinnamon rolls and pies. She was Norwegian and was very skilled at cooking all types of Scandinavian food. Lefse was her favorite and she loved sharing afternoon coffee breaks with family and friends.

Lucille Gorham passed away on February 22, 2015, at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 96 years, 6 months and 22 days. She had been a resident of Dow Rummel Village for the past five years.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Gorham; four brothers, Vernon, Clayton, Harlan and William Knutson, and one sister, Marcedus Jenkinson. She is survived by two children; Janet (Bill) Oldham of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Gary (Audrey) Gorham of Dunlap, Iowa; sister, Vivien Knutson of Dunlap, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Judie Knutson of St. Louis, Missouri and Agnes Knutson of Cookeville, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Denise (Stewart) Judy of Ozark, Missouri, Kristine Randall of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Chadwick (Carrie Grady) Gorham of Dunlap, Iowa, Steven Carlisle of Denver, Colorado; 10 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

  • Visitation

    February 26, 2015
    3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Fouts Funeral Home

    Hwy 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA
    (712) 647-2221

  • Family will receive friends

    February 26, 2015
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Fouts Funeral Home

    Hwy 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA
    (712) 647-2221

  • Prayer Service

    February 26, 2015
    7:00 PM

    Fouts Funeral Home

    Hwy 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA
    (712) 647-2221

  • Funeral Service

    February 27, 2015
    10:30 AM

    St. John's Lutheran Church

    902 Montague St.
    Dunlap, IA
    (712) 643-5495

  • Burial

    February 27, 2015
    11:00 AM

    Pleasant Hill Cemetery

    Dunlap, IA

  • Luncheon

    February 27, 2015
    11:30 AM

    St. John's Lutheran Church

    902 Montague St.
    Dunlap, IA
    (712) 643-5495

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