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Eleanor Lucas April 13, 1915 - Nov. 16, 2009

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WILLMAR -- Eleanor Lucas, 94, of Willmar, died Monday at GlenOaks Care Center in New London.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

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She was born April 13, 1915, in Thief River Falls to Paul and Rebekah (Hamley) Harris. She graduated from Thief River High School. She graduated from Concordia College in 1937. She taught in Parkers Prairie, Detroit Lakes and Audubon.

She married Gordon Lucas on Dec. 18, 1937. They lived in Little Falls, Detroit Lakes, Sun City, Ariz., and Willmar. She was a volunteer at Rice Memorial Hospital. She directed church choirs, was active in her church and was program chairman of Calvary NTY.

She is survived by her four children: Lynn (and Don) Burgett of Spicer, Scott (and Meg) Lucas of Hermantown, Jay (and Lois) Lucas of Bemidji and David (and Peggy) Lucas of Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, one sister and one grandson.

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