‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Lucien's visitation.


Lucien Vlaminck

Lucien Leon Vlaminck, age 86, of Kandiyohi, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, March 9, at his home. Blessed and eternal be his memory!


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Kandiyohi. Military Honors will be provided by the Willmar American Legion Post. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 12, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. www.petersonbrothers.com


Lucien Leon Vlaminck was born July 13, 1931, on the family farm in rural Ivanhoe, Minnesota to Peter and Ida (Sinave) Vlaminck. He was baptized, received first communion and was confirmed at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Lucien attended country school through the eighth grade before helping on the family farm. Lucien joined the United States Army in August 19, 1948 and served his country in Japan during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in November 1952 and returned to Minnesota where he met love of his life, Ellen Jean Ramsbacher. Lucien and Ellen were united in marriage on June 24, 1954, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. The couple farmed east of Ivanhoe until 1967 after which they moved to Willmar and then in 1970 to their current residence in Kandiyohi. Lucien was employed by the MN Highway Department (MnDOT) from 1966 until his retirement in 1996. Lucien was a proud life-long farmer at heart and a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Knights of Columbus and long-time member of the Catholic church. His other enjoyments in life included plowing snow, "putzing," tinkering, inventing things, fishing, bird-watching, scouting and tractors. He was the ultimate cheerleader for his children and grandchildren. He loved attending and supporting his grandchildren in their many activities. During retirement he enjoyed spending time with family, winters in Arizona, and working at Walmart garden center.


Lucien is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ellen Vlaminck; seven children, Joe (and Carol) Vlaminck of Kandiyohi, Jeff (and Lores) Vlaminck of Rochester, Jesse (and Lois) Vlaminck of Spicer, Jon (and Tracy) Vlaminck of Willmar, Jacob (and Stacy) Vlaminck of Svea, Joy (and Michael) Gratz of Willmar and Jared Vlaminck (and special friend, Holly) of Willmar; twenty two grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, John Vlaminck of Grass Valley, CA.; besides numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.


Lucien was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Ida Vlaminck; one son, Jay Vlaminck; one granddaughter, Kayla Gratz; and seven siblings, Martha, Leopold, Cyril, Gaston, Gerald, Andrew and Alouis.
.


Cemetery Details

St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
3076 85th Street NE
Kandiyohi, MN, 56251

Visitation

MAR 12. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Visitation

MAR 13. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Church of Our Lady of the Lakes

6680 153rd Ave NE

Spicer, MN, US, 56288

http://www.OurLivingWater.org

Mass of Christian Burial

MAR 13. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Church of Our Lady of the Lakes

6680 153rd Ave NE

Spicer, MN, US, 56288

http://www.OurLivingWater.org


To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lucien Vlaminck, please visit our flower store.



Guestbook

Chuck Ramsbacher and family! purchased the Eternal Love for the family of Lucien Leon Vlaminck.

Chuck Ramsbacher and family! - March 10 at 11:52 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sympathy Arrangement In Basket (Large) - Multicolor Pastel Mixed Flowers was purchased for the family of Lucien Leon Vlaminck.

March 10 at 05:09 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Healing Tears - Blue and White was purchased for the family of Lucien Leon Vlaminck.

March 11 at 05:50 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Blue & White Sympathy Floor Basket was purchased for the family of Lucien Leon Vlaminck.

March 11 at 08:08 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Multicolor Bright Sympathy Floor Basket was purchased for the family of Lucien Leon Vlaminck.

March 11 at 08:13 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Iam so very sorry for your loss. Now he is with his whole family. Praying for you.

Mrs. Thomas Peter Vlaminck - March 11 at 08:26 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Mrs. Thomas Peter Vlaminck lit a candle in memory of Lucien Leon Vlaminck

Mrs. Thomas Peter Vlaminck - March 11 at 08:24 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Classic Sympathy Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Lucien Leon Vlaminck.

March 11 at 09:56 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

European Sympathy Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Lucien Leon Vlaminck.

March 12 at 09:22 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Floor Plant for Sympathy was purchased for the family of Lucien Leon Vlaminck.

March 12 at 03:58 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Show More Entries