Lucille Liebig

Lucille Liebig, age 87, of Kensal, ND, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.

Lucille Schimelfenig was born June 24, 1925, on a farm near Fessenden, ND. She was the oldest of 6 children born to Charles and Catherine (Kunnanz) Schimelfenig. The family moved near Goodrich, ND, where Lucille grew up and graduated from High School. At an early age, Lucille worked for the Beyer and Liebelt families as kitchen help and babysitter. She worked as a telephone operator in Fessenden as a young woman.

On September 28, 1946, Lucille was united in marriage to William F. Liebig at Fessenden. They farmed together near Bordulac, ND, until 1965. Lucille began working in 1970 for the US Postal Service, and worked for 2 years as a postal clerk in Bristol, Illinois. They returned to Bordulac where she started as clerk and eventually became the Postmaster. Following the closing of that office, Lucille became Postmaster of the Kensal Post Office, where she served 3 years until her retirement. William Liebig died December 2, 1984.

Lucille was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Kensal, also of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and LWML. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, and had made many quilts for family members and the Salvation Army and Veterans groups. She also enjoyed gardening and keeping her yard.

Lucille is survived by one son, Jerald (Charlene) Liebig, Carrington; one daughter, Brenda (Bill) Frost, Gettysburg, SD; a daughter-in-law, Joy (Gary) Helgeson, Kensal; 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; one brother, Ted Schimelfenig, Carrington; two sisters, Agnes Leik, Kensal, and Hazel “Dixie? Berg, Emery, SD.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Joseph William in 1977, 1 great granddaughter, Whitney; her parents, a brother Floyd and a sister Cathren Faul.


PRAYER SERVICE: Tuesday, April 23rd at 7PM, Evans Funeral Home, Cgtn

FUNERAL SERVICE: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kensal, ND

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:00PM

BURIAL: Kensal Cemetery

Posted Condolences:

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Name: Doug Hahn

Date: 5/1/13

Message: I'm sorry for your loss. I've enjoyed the times I've had to share with her and remember well the times I visited her in North Dakota.

Love, Cousin Doug


Name: Todd Schimelfenig

Date: 04/24/2013

Message: So many fond memories of Aunt Lucille and Uncle Bill...

I will always think on her awesome fried chicken, amongtst many other wonderful memories...

Sorry I could not be there.

Thinking of you all.




Name: Charlene Campbell

Date: April 23, 2013

Message: Aunt Lucille, Godmother, I will forever hold you close to my heart. You have given me so many blessings in life and I promise to play them forward in my life. I will miss you. Godspeed, Heaven has another Angel.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends for strength at this difficult time. In Sympathy, Charlene


Name: Rita sorlie

Date: April 23, 2013

Message: I very much enjoyed getting to know Lucille and all of you, while she was at LHGS. She was quite the gardener, and showed me things I hadn't known! She was full of fun, and loved her family. Wish I could be at the funeral tomorrow, but know I will be thinking of all of you. Rita Sorlie


Name: Froda Brotemarkle

Date: 4/23/13

Message: Wish I could be there with you as you say goodbye to one of God's Angels. I loved Uncle Billy and Aunt Lucille so deeply and am also feeling the loss. God Bless all of her surviving family and friends as she will be missed dearly.
Love and Hugs, Cousin Froda (Brotemarkle Lake Forest, CA)


Name: Kelly Moore

Date: 4/22/2013

Message: So sorry we could not be there in person for you.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  lots of love, Kelly(Faul) and James Moore


Name: Mary Remmick

Date: 4/22/2013

Message: Sorry we cant be there for you, But our thoughts and prayers are with you