LUCILLE N. "LUCY" MARKEE-KRAMAS, age 98, of Greenwood, WI, passed away at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI on Sunday, February 12, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Loyal United Methodist Church in Loyal, WI. Rev. Kathy Jury will officiate, and burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Withee, WI. Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Lucille Norrene Englebretson was born on September 7, 1924 in the Town of Beaver, rural Clark County, the daughter of Melvin E. and Bessie N. (Dutcher) Englebretson. She was raised on the family farm, and graduated from Loyal High School in 1943. Lucy was united in marriage to Clarence F. Markee on June 5, 1943 at his parents' home in Greenwood where they both lived all their lives. They farmed there in the Town of Warner, and she worked at Stewart's Redville Dairy for a few years. Lucy then went to work for Clark County Social Services in 1968, where she was a County Homemaker. Her husband died on March 12, 1976. She continued working for Clark County and later was united in marriage to Paul A. Kramas, Sr. in 1983. Lucy retired in 1989. Her husband, Paul, was an accomplished musician playing concertina and performed as the lead member of numerous local polka bands. She loved to dance and traveled with him to his music engagements helping as his drummer and singer. Lucy volunteered transportation for Clark County for many years, also transporting the Amish and Mennonite communities.
She was a member of the Loyal United Methodist Church, and the Central Wisconsin Concertina Club.
Lucy had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family and friends, square dancing, polka dancing, and playing drums.
She will be dearly missed by her three children: Lillian Hebert, Becky Ann Markee, and David Koplin, all of Greenwood; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Clarence and Paul; and one sister: Doris Stafford-Dittner.
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Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.
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