Lucille Bernice Artz
Lucille Artz peacefully went to rest and awoke in heaven the morning of March 18th 2021.
Lucille was a sweet Midwest girl. She was born on August 9th, 1928 in Hoven, South Dakota to
Henry and Eva Peters. She had an older sister, Gladys and two younger brothers, Bill and John.
She was the head cheerleader at the high school in Hoven and had many friends, including her
best friend Evie Artz.
When Donald Artz came home from WWII, they fell in love and the two were married on Friday,
March 31st 1948. She refused to be married on that Saturday since it was April Fools Day. The
two were very happily married for 39 years, until Don’s passing in 1987. They moved to Antioch,
California in 1955 where they raised their family of five boys. Lucille and Don became active
members of Holy Rosary Church. She loved baking for the church’s annual harvest festival, and
was active in many parish clubs. She was always willing to help contribute to the community.
After she raised her family she worked in the 80’s and 90’s as a bookkeeper for Antioch Marine
Lucille was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, Grandmother (Nana) and Great grandmother.
She and Don raised five sons Daniel ( Christine), David (Kate), John (Alice),Timothy (Kimberly)
and Thomas (Kathleen). She was proud of her boys and her nine grandchildren and four great
She will forever be remembered as a kind, happy woman who always had a smile on her face and
loved to laugh.
She is preceded in death by her husband Donald Artz and her son John Artz.
She is survived by her sons Dan, Dave, Tim and Tom.
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