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Obituary for Lucy A. Springer

Lucy A. (Lauermann) Springer, 78, Bangor passed away with her family by her side Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Mayo Heath Systems, La Crosse, Wis. She was born January 7, 1941 in Waseca, Minn. to Jerome and Bernice (Oman) Lauermann. She married Franklin S. Springer Sr. on July 10, 1965 in the Naval Chapel at the Naval Security Station, Washington D.C. Lucy was a graduate of Aquinas high school, class of 1959 she then attended Viterbo College, graduating in 1965 with a B.A. degree in Biology and a minor in math. Lucy worked at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. She then left that job to take on her finest journey, motherhood. As her children got older she took the occasional part time job working in a nursing home and in the service industry in order to help stay busy. She was an avid bridge player, active in her church, St Mary’s in Bangor, loved cryptograms and all logic puzzles, a prolific reader, was a great fan of both the Green Bay Packers and Chicago cubs. She often recounted watching the ice bowl in Washington with Frank and “freezing her butt off!” She took great joy in “finally” seeing the Cubs win the World Series. In her later years she took great pride in her grandchildren, especially in watching them grow taller than her! She also enjoyed getting in to “trouble” with her best friend Anna Mae Schroeder as well as spending time in Minnesota with her closest cousin Beth (Dreher) Springer and brother in law Hank Springer. Lucy is survived by four daughters; Grace (Dan) Faas of Onalaska, WI, Gale Springer of Moline, IL, Laura Springer of La Crosse, WI and Margaret "Peg" (David) Steele of Rock Island, IL; one son Jerome Springer of La Crosse; three grandchildren, Dan Faas Jr., Ethan and Olivia Springer – Smith; sisters Alice (Lauermann) Kendall, Mary Lauermann,; brother-in-laws, Hank (Beth) Springer, Thomas (Nancy) Springer and John (Joyce) Springer as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Franklin, one daughter Barbara Jean one son Franklin Springer Jr., two brothers, Lee Lauermann and Michael Lauermann. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday June 22, 2019, 9:30 St. Mary's Catholic Church Bangor., 303 16th Ave. S, Bangor. Father Kennedy will officiate. Relatives and friends may call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday June 21, 2019 at the Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bangor Chapel, 102 Hattan St., Bangor. Visitation will continue at the church from 8:30 a.m. until the Mass at the church. Private family burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Winona, MN. at a later date. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bangor is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers please make memorials in Lucy’s name to Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI or to St. Mary’s Church in Bangor, WI. The children of Lucy would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Mayo Health Systems Oncology department for all the loving care they gave to their mother.