Lucile Shetler, 85

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Lucille Hostetler Shetler, 85, died at her home Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 following a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Bruneau Legion Hall, with burial following at the Bruneau Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, Mountain Home.

Lucille was born Sept. 13, 1920, at Milford, Neb.

She married Leland Shetler on Feb. 8, 1944.

In 1945 they moved from Nebraska to Filer, Idaho, where Leland worked as an auto mechanic and later as a salesman. In 1955 they moved to the Bruneau area where they turned 250 acres of sagebrush and jack rabbits into a farm. She lived on that farm the remainder of her life.

In her final days she was cared for by her family in the living room of the home she and Leland built in the mid-1960s.

Her Christian faith was very important to her, her family said. During her years in Filer she was active in the Filer Mennonite Church. After moving to the Bruneau area she and her husband were active in the Indian Cove Mennonite Church and the Bruneau Sunday School. When Leland was ordained to the ministry she served at his side as he was pastor at various times of the Indian Cove Mennonite Church, the Bruneau Community Church, and the Mountain Home Christian Center. At the time of her death she was an active member of the Bruneau Community Church.

One of the things she loved to do was cook. Her children remember her homemade bread and cinnamon rolls, among other things. For many years she was manager and cook at the Hungry Onion Drive Inn in Mountain Home.

In the 1970s she and her husband spent two summers serving at the Christian Retreat Campground in Strawberry Lake, Minnesota where Leland was janitor and general maintenance man and Lucille was the cook. They also spent two winters helping missionary friends in Mexico.

She is survived by: her husband, Leland, of Bruneau; three sons, Ivan and his wife, Janis, of Bruneau, Edward and his wife, Kathy, of Middleton, and Scott (Vernon) and his wife, Shari, of Melba; one daughter, Neva and her husband, Sam Hamilton, of Indian Cove; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dale and his wife, Vivian, of Milford, Neb., LeVoy of Denver, Colo., and Larry and his wife, Alice, of Nampa, Idaho; four sisters, Mary Schweitzer of Vanderhoof, B.C., Nadene and her husband, Wilber Troyer, of Nampa, Leora and her husband, Clinton Gingrich, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ellen and her husband, Stan Mishler, of McMinnville, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Norman and Waldo, and an infant son, Duane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bruneau Community Church Ladies Aide, c/o Rost Funeral Home, 500 N. 18th East St., Mountain Home, Idaho 83647.