|Lucille F. Kiem, age 89, of Knoxville, Illinois died on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 9:35 P.M. at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois.
She was born on May 4, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of John and Amelia (Kersul) Crvich. She was raised and educated in Chicago and attended three years of college. She married Eugene John Keim on June 20, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 2, 1990.
She worked at St. Anthony's, where she received her Registered Nurse's License. She also worked at Evergreen and Holy Cross in Chicago and other hospitals in the New Jersey and San Diego, California. She served in the United State Navy Nurse Corps from June of 1945 until August of 1946, earning the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
She moved to Knoxville, Illinois in 1961, where she and her husband owned and operated at Del Mar Hotel in Knoxville until 1981. She was a member of the O.A.K.S. in Galesburg, Illinois; the Galesburg Senior Citizens and the Croatian Fraternal Union in Chicago, Illinois.
Surviving are three nephews: Michael (Debbie) Perkowski of Fulton, Missouri;
Ken (Chris) Perkowski of Dallas, Texas; and Gregory Perkowski of New Port Richey, Florida. One niece, Janice (Rick) Kohn of Glendale Heights, Illinois. One cousin, Adel (Hank) Benck of Worth, Illinois. Her parents, husband, and one sister, Catherine (Bob) Perkowski, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon on Monday, November 7, 2011 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Monsignor Ernest Pizzamiglio Officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 6, 2001 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Interment will be in the Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Illinois, with Military Rites conducted by the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285 of Galesburg, Illinois. Fellowship will follow the Graveside services at the Hurd-Hendricks Fellowship Center. Memorials may be made the Disabled American Veterans or the Knox County Nursing Home.