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 Lucille Nechanicky of Owatonna died March 29, 2017 at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault. Mass of Christian Burial with Reverend John Sauer presiding is set for Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery at Litomysl.  Friends may greet the family on Monday from 4–7 p.m. at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour before the time of the funeral liturgy on Tuesday. There will be a 3:45 p.m. Parish Rosary at the funeral home on Monday. 

Lucille was born August 14, 1925 in Owatonna the daughter of Ervin and Andrea (Jacobsen) Linse, then later adopted by Harlan Buelow. Lucille graduated from Owatonna High School in 1945. On May 5, 1947 Lucille was united in marriage to John Nechanicky at Hyacinth Catholic Church in Owatonna. They remained married for 69 years.

Lucille worked for the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company in Owatonna, Lerberg’s in Ellendale, and then accepted a job as the head cook at the Ellendale School for 26 years, retiring in 1990. She continued to work part time for an additional 22 years.  Lucille belonged to St. Aidan’s Catholic Church in Ellendale, where throughout the years she held the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Church Council.

Survivors include her husband John L., three daughters and one son: Teresa (Peter) Von Ruden of Algona, IA; Marcella (James) Cook of North Mankato; Michael (Connie) Nechanicky of Owatonna; and Susan (Jon) Knopik of St. Cloud. Lucille is also survived by 10 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild, as well as a sister, Betty Houck of Avon Park, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and one great-grandson.  Memorials for masses at Sacred Heart may be donated in honor of Lucille. To leave a condolence go to www.brick-megerfuneralhome.com.

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