Lucille Sowers

Lucille Sowers, 80 of Poplar, died March 7, 2018, at Sanford Health Hospital in Bemidji surrounded by her family. 

Services were held March 12 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Carl Larson and Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. 

Interment was at Poplar Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.

Lucille was born August 7, 1937 in Wadena to Clifford and Rosa (Wold) Johnson. She grew up in Poplar and graduated from Staples High School. Lucille met the love of her life at a country school baseball game and married Walter Sowers on October 26, 1954 in Wadena. They lived in Babbitt before returning to the family farm in Poplar. Lucille enjoyed gardening, driving tractor, mowing the lawn and making crafts with Walt in the outdoor workshop. She was a “15 minute cook” (short order cook), 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 is survived by her husband; five sons, Charles (Carol) Sowers of Baxter, Robert (Candyce) Sowers of Benson, David (Kathy) Sowers of Minneapolis, Philip (Karol) Sowers of Duluth, Allen (Barbara) Sowers of Clarkston, MI and one daughter, Lynda (Alfred) Gavlovsky of Bemidji; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Leon (Lona) Johnson of Stacy and sister in law, Laurie Johnson of Anoka. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Rolland Johnson.

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