Delores "Dee" M. Lussenden, age 84, of Withee, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.
Dee was born on October 10, 1932, the daughter of Peter and Marion (Burgard) Thompson. She received her Nursing degree in Minot, ND. Dee was united in marriage to Robert Sixberry on June 22, 1957. He preceded her in death in 1967. She was united in marriage to Delbert Lussenden on July 3, 1970.
Dee worked as a Register Nurse for various hospitals and nursing homes, retiring from the Clark County Health Care Center. She enjoyed camping, tending to her flower garden, sewing, crocheting, knitting and quilting. Most importantly, she cherished her family.
Dee is survived by her husband, Delbert of Withee; two children: Matthew (Robin) Sixberry of Owen and Diane (Curtis) Benrud of Owen; three grandchildren: Matthew Kaczmarek of Thorp, Michael Kaczmarek of Marshfield and Courtney Frohling of Abbotsford; five great-grandchildren: Jacob, Gavin, Morgan, Ayden and Piper. She is further survived by two brothers: Donald (Ronnie) Thompson of WA and Tom (Alice) Thompson of MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Robert.