Lucille Elsie Lenzie, age 93, of South Wilmington, IL passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Heritage Manor in Peru, IL. Lucille was born February 29, 1928 to the late Wilhel and Ida (nee Balzerick) Mahler. She was a devoted member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington, where she served as lector; and was a member of the Women’s Club and Quilter’s Club. She previously worked for Ideal Manufacturing and the Senior Center in Gardner, IL. Lucille loved gardening. Surviving are one daughter, Lou Anne Lenzie of LaSalle, IL; two sisters: Helen (Don) Lamons of Palo Alto, CA and Edna (George) Cressey of St. Catherine’s Ontario, Canada; three sisters-in-law: Marge Mahler, Mary Mahler, and Marguerite Mahler; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Lester James Lenzie (2008); three brothers: Harold Mahler, Leonard Mahler, and William Mahler; and six sisters: Dorothy Lind, Mildred Dinelli, Ruth Payne, Gertrude Krueger, Erna Kline, and Freita Halfakre. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home &  Crematory on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, with a memorial service at 12 p.m. Rev. Stanley Drewniak will officiate. Inurnment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, follow social distancing guidelines, and, due to the capacity requirements, please be brief with your condolences to allow other guests to pay their final respects. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, please log on to: or find us on Facebook at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.