Lucille Esther Steele was born Jan. 5, 1940 in Henning, Minn. to Bernard and Marie (Frederick) Brau. She was raised in Barrett, Minn.and graduated from Barrett High School. Lucy married Elwood Steel on Sept. 1, 1961 and they made their first home in Minneapolis. In 1970 they moved to Isanti where they have since made their home. Lucy was a member of Common Ground United Methodist Community in Cambridge. She was a member of the Cambridge Corners Square Dancing group. She also enjoyed cooking, playing cards, shopping and going to garage sales.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Patsy Peters; brother-in-law, Glen Peters; sister-in-law, Barb Brau; and son-in-law, Jim Almer. She is survived by her husband, Elwood of Isanti; 3 children, Mark (Pamela) Steele of Isanti, Peter (Karla) Steele of Plum City, Wisconsin, Elizabeth Almer of Cambridge; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bill (Claudia) Brau of Edina, Maynard Brau of Bloomington; and by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Jean Rollin officiating. Burial was in Isanti Union Cemetery.