Lucille Sowers, 80 of Poplar, MN died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Sanford Health Hospital in Bemidji, MN, surrounded by her loving family. Services for Lucille will be at 11:00AM, Monday, March 12, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Carl Larson and Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 3-5PM, Sunday at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Interment will be at Poplar Cemetery.
Lucille was born August 7, 1937 in Wadena, MN to Clifford and Rosa (Wold) Johnson. She grew up in Poplar, MN and graduated from Staples High School. Lucille met the love of her life at a country school baseball game-she was the smart aleck third baseman. Lucille married Walter Sowers on October 26, 1954 in Wadena, MN. They lived in Babbitt, MN before returning to the family farm in Poplar. Lucille enjoyed gardening, driving tractor, mowing the 3-acre lawn, and making crafts with Walt in the outdoor workshop. She was a "15 minute cook" (short order cook), she was a member and later a leader of the Poplar 4-H Club, Charter member of the Leader Area Lions, Swan Valley Lutheran Ladies Aide, Ladies Birthday Club, Senior Citizen's Club and took pride in actively promoting the Leader Community Hall. Lucille especially adored her role as grandmother.
Lucille is survived by her husband, Walter; children, Charles (Carol) Sowers of Baxter, MN, Robert (Candyce) Sowers of Benson, MN, David (Kathy) Sowers of Minneapolis, MN, Lynda (Alfred) Gavlovsky of Bemidji, MN, Philip (Karol) Sowers of Duluth, MN, Allen (Barbara) Sowers of Clarkston, MI; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; brother, Leon (Lona) Johnson of Stacy, MN; and sister in law, Laurie Johnson of Anoka, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Rosa Johnson; and brother, Rolland Johnson. Services have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples, MN.