Lucille K. Masching | Obituary



PONTIAC – Lucille K. Masching, of Pontiac, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 10:13 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac.

A Christian funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac, IL, with Father Adam Cesarek as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Pontiac, IL.

Visits will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 10:30 a.m.

Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is making arrangements.

Lucille was born in Emington, IL, to Joseph Leo and Irene (Ready) Kelly. She married Edward P. Masching on October 20, 1951 in Loretto, IL. He passed away on January 18, 2021.

She is survived by her children: Joyce (Don) Seib of Hubertus, WI, Joan (Richard) Hyde of Island Lake, IL, Mark (Kristy) Masching of Pontiac, IL, Kevin (Joni) Masching of Odell, IL, and Eric Masching of Brookfield, WI; brother, Leo Kelly of Pontiac, IL; sisters-in-law: Delores Kelly of Cornell, IL, and Kay Kelly of Pontiac, IL; grandchildren: Brian (Lindsay) Masching, Todd (Jen) Masching, Rich (Jamie) Hyde, Kara (Justin) Hoffmann, Brock Masching, Kyle (Brittany) Masching and Larissa (Charles) Johnson; and great-grandchildren: Addison, Bailey, Cayden, Owen, Olivia, Damian, Adley, Darren, Arya, Troy, Hannah, Collin, Blake, Bryce and Kamryn.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Edouard; grandson, Derek Seib; and brothers: Clare Kelly and Joe Kelly.

Lucille was a graduate of Dwight High School, class of 1949. She worked in office administration for the Pontiac Daily Leader and Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, IL. She then worked for Safeco Insurance in Atlanta, GA, and then for Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, WI.

Lucille was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac, IL. She enjoyed writing letters and sending cards, collecting family history and ancestry, and loved giving her sons a hard time as often as she could. She was very proud of her Irish heritage.

Memorials can be made at Evenglow Inn in Pontiac, IL, Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac, IL, and OSF Hospice.

The family would like to thank and thank everyone at the Evenglow Inn and the Good Samaritan Home Dixie Center for the love and care they extended to their mother.

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