Funeral services were held Sunday, November 27. 2004 at the Rippey United Methodist Church in Rippey for Lucille Arbutice Lansman. Services were conducted by Rev. Missy Brown. Special music was provided by The Lansman Band with congregational singing. Interment was in the Rippey Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Hastings Funeral Home of Perry and Jefferson.
Lucille Arbutice Blanchard Lansman, daughter of Russell Blanchard and Carrie Christensen Blanchard, was born December 30, 1925 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and died November 22, 2004 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 22 days.
Lucille graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1944 and continued with her education receiving her teaching certificate. On February 1, 1947, Lucille was united in marriage to Wilfred Lansman. They were the parents of four children, Kathileen, Wilfred Jr. , Chris and Philip. Lucille and Wilfred lived in the Coon Rapids area and Guthrie Center until making their home in the Rippey area in 1955. While Wilfred was farming, Lucille enjoyed her job as head cook with East Greene Community Schools from 1965 until 1994. She also worked for Priebes and The Arcade Cafe.
Lucille and Wilfred loved music, singing and dancing. They were a part of The Lansman Band performing for nine different nursing homes. For the past fourteen years, they were hosts to the Country Music Jamboree in Yale, every second Saturday night. The couple also traveled to Minnesota yearly to go fishing. Lucille was a member of the Rippey United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and GAB Club.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters; Sophia Hines, Mary Durbin and Leila Thede. She is survived by her husband Wilfred Lansman. Sr. of Rippey, Iowa; daughter Kathileen Young of Algona, Iowa; sons; Wilfred Lansman Jr. and his wife Susan of Rippey; Chris Lansman and his wife Marilyn of Grand Junction and Philip Lansman and his wife Teresa of Maui, Hawaii; eight grandchildren: Monica Young and her husband Wilmer Noganosh, Melissa Young, David Lansman and his wife Paige, Dean Lansman and his wife Heather, Chad Lansman, Tracey Lansman, Natalie Lansman and Lucas Lansman; six great grandchildren: Allison, Dylan, Morgan, Grason, Logan and Kasha Lansman; brothers; Russell Blanchard and his wife Lillian of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Arden Blanchard of Nelson, NB, sister Shirley Williams of Leadville, CO. brothers in law, Richard Lansman and his wife Marjorie or Perry and Gerald Lansman of his wife Jean of Exira, many other relatives and a host of friends.