Lucille Bernice Van Genderen was the first child born to Leonard and Jennie (Brand) Van Genderen. She was born on November 5, 1927, near Killduff, Iowa. Lucille received her grade education at country grade schools near Galesburg and Kellogg, Iowa and the Iron Clad Lynn Grove No.1 near Sully, Iowa. She graduated from Sully High School in Sully and attended Central College in Pella, Iowa to obtain her teachers certificate. Lucille taught elementary education at the Iron Clad Country School where she had attended, and Galesburg and Dairy Grove Country Schools for four years. She later did substitute teaching at Lynnville-Sully for several years. Lucille met Vernon Gerrit Huyser on the square in Sully and on November 7, 1946, they were united in marriage at the home of her parents. Lucille and Vernon moved to the farm near Lynnville, Iowa in 1950 where they shared their lives together for the next 65 years. They raised three sons: Randall Lee, Doyle Gene and Douglas Allen; and were inseparable. Traveling was a high priority as they loved to go away. They enjoyed tractor rides, the Dutch Masters Auto Club, and attending their grandchildren’s activities. Lucille was an avid map reader, enjoyed studying genealogy and collecting Precious Moments. Lucille was a loving, faithful, Christian wife, mother and grandmother and passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella, Iowa at the age of 84 years. Those who will cherish her memory are husband, Vernon Huyser; their three sons and their wives; 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. They are: Randy and Nancy (Van Der Wilt) Huyser of Sully, Ryan and Leisha (Lanser) Huyser of Pella, Alison and Chet Schnell of Sully, Doyle and Linda (Van Wyk) Huyser of Lynnville, Erica and Chad Kluver of Ankeny, Amy and Nicholas Harthoorn of Sully, Alex Huyser of Lynnville, Doug and Sheri (Zylstra) Huyser of Sully, Shawn and ChyAnne (Krull) Huyser of Sully, Jeremy Huyser of Ankeny, Lindsey and Derek De Haan of Pella,
Lucille leaves her sister, Joyce and her husband, Dick Ver Ploeg, Jr. of Sully and her sister-in-law Sylvia (Claris ) Van Genderen of Newton, Iowa; along with the following sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Illa Mae (Edward) Huyser of Grinnell, Iowa, Howard Huyser of Pella, Iowa, Myron and Nancy Huyser of Badger, Iowa, Gary and Linda Huyser of Auxvasse , Missouri, Larry and Lynda Renaud of Sully. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Jennie Van Genderen; her brother, Claris Van Genderen; her parents-in-law, Gerrit and Anna Marie (De Jong) Huyser and step-mother-in-law, Helen (De Penning) Huyser; and one brother-in-law: Edward Huyser. Lucille was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sully where she made profession of her faith as a teenager and remained an active, faithful member.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 18, at the First Reformed Church in Sully. Van Dyk – Duven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.