Friday, August 14, 2020

Lucille J. Althoff, 104, Dodge Center

Lucille J. Althoff, 104, of Dodge Center, died July 13, 2020 at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield. Lucille was born Sept. 18, 1915 in Grenville, SD to Kazmir and Josephine (Koslowski) Wirkus. 

Lou married Frank E. Althoff Sept. 2, 1941 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in various cities in Minnesota before settling in Dodge Center in 1950 to raise their children. They moved to Zumbrota in 1970 and returned to Dodge Center in 1982.

Lou is survived by her children Patricia Norlin of Dodge Center, Michael (Suzanne) Althoff of Burnsville, Melinda (Wesley) Allen of Newport News, VA, and Noel (Ted) Paukert of Maple Lake; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; brother, John Wirkus of Green Valley, AZ and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 1996, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, five brothers and one son-in-law.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Services – Kasson is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be shared at

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