LUCILLE MAVIS STROM was born on May 16, 1929, to William and Hazel (Minor) Nihart in Lake Benton, Minnesota. She was raised on the family farm and attended country school. When she was ten years old, her dad, William, died. She and her family then moved to Tyler, Minnesota, where she attended school. In 1945, she moved to Pipestone, Minnesota. On August 31, 1946, Lucille was united in marriage to John Strom at the Rock County Courthouse in Luverne, Minnesota. Following their marriage, they lived on John’s farm near Holland, Minnesota. In 1949, they moved to St. Clair, Minnesota, and farmed for one year before moving to Woodstock, Minnesota. They continued to farm there until their retirement in 1981. After their retirement, the couple remained living on the farm. On October 5, 2005, John preceded her in death. Lucille continued living at home until 2018 when she became a resident of Falls Landing in Pipestone. She continued to live there until entering into the care of the Pipestone County Hospice House where she left this earth and entered her heavenly home on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the age of 90 years, 10 months, and 23 days.
Lucille was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Holland. As a young girl, she was baptized at the Baptist Church in Tyler and confirmed on August 5, 1951, at St. John Lutheran Church in Woodstock. She was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Holland and St. John Lutheran Church in Woodstock. Throughout her life, Lucille enjoyed flowers, gardening, and working in her yard. As her family grew, she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lucille is lovingly remembered by her two sons, Michael Strom of Mesa, Arizona, and Donald Strom of Brookings, South Dakota; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Marlin (Ruth) Nihart of Huron, South Dakota. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her son, Kenneth Strom; her grandson, Donald Strom; her parents; and seven siblings, True Nihart, Earl Nihart, Stacy Nihart, Irene Hind, Louise Mortland, Hazel Prinsen, and Marilyn Wittrock.
A private family service will be held at this time in accordance with the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health Guidelines. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Lake Wilson, Minnesota.