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Merced Sun-Star
February 11, 2004

February 9, 1928 - February 5, 2004

Lucille was born on February 9, 1928 in Redding, California. She was called home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2004. She married Joseph A. Hoffknecht on November 23, 1947, in Oroville, California and they were married for 56 years. Lucille was very active and outgoing. She enjoyed walking, gardening, music and dancing. She loved to spend time with her family, friends and animals. She was involved in the Merced county genealogical Society for many years. She loved to play baseball with her family. She was a strong and courageous woman, and will be dearly missed by all.

She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Hoffknecht, her daughter Elizabeth Hoffknecht of Merced, her daughter Cecilia Fessenden and son-in-law, Richard, of Winton, and her three grandchildren, Allison Baldwin and husband Billy of Atwater, Kimberly Fessenden of Fresno, and Kyle Fessenden of Winton.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 10, 2004 from 2:007:00pm with a Rosary following from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 301 W. 18th Street, Ste. 101, Merced, CA 95340

Services are under the direction of Stratford & Evans Merced Funeral Chapel.