Rosalyn “Rosie” “Toots” Baumler Lucas

Thursday, January 4, 2024 4:18 pm

Rosalyn ” Rosie” “Toots” Baumler Lucas, 89, passed peacefully at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco, on Jan. 2, 2024.

Rosie was born April 8, 1934 to Vincent Baumler and Ellen (Gager) Baumler Stevens near St. Lucas, Iowa. On Oct. 22, 1955, she married the love of her life, William “Bill” Lucas in Preston, Minn. Together they raised three children in Cresco where they lived. Rosie lost her husband Bill in 1984.

Rosie was a strong independent woman who took care of so many around her. She loved birds, especially hummingbirds. She loved when Bert would take her to play BINGO! She along with her brother Charlie shared a love for the game show Jeopardy. She was Alex Trebek’s biggest fan! Rosie enjoyed going for rides in the car with her son Allen. It didn’t matter where they went; she just liked the change of scenery. She truly loved having friends come to visit. Her best friend would come to share a glass of wine and just visit about life and everything in between. Those are the moments that really meant the world to her. As she could brag about her family and how proud she was of them.

Rosie is survived by her two sons William Lynn “Bert” Lucas and Allen (Julie) Lucas both of Cresco; daughter Julie (James) Lorenzen of Jefferson; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren; sister Waneta (Keith) Gage of Oelwein; brother Richard (Sarah) Baumler of Warner Robins, Ga.; brother in-law Ed Gage of Wadena; sister in-law Patricia Baumler, also of Wadena; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband William “Bill” Lucas, her beloved granddaughter Ashely Nichole Lucas, siblings Eleanor (Edwin) Molokken, Robert “Dewey” (Winifred) Baumler, Virginia Gage and Charles “Charlie” Baumler.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024 at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial will take place in the New Oregon Cemetery in rural Cresco. Lindstrom Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family.

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