Diane Louise Lucio, 58, of the Lower Sioux Community passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at her home surrounded by loving friends and relatives, especially Sam. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Church. Burial is set for St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service - Redwood Valley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Diane was born January 3, 1955 in Redwood Falls to Clifford and Esther (Thomas) Lucio Sr. She attended Bishop Whipple School on the Lower Sioux until 6th grade and graduated from Morton High School in 1974. Diane worked at Control Data, Redwood Falls Nursery potting and planting trees, Sanborn Manufacturing in Springfield making pulleys for lawn mowers, and Specialty Engineering as machine operator. She also worked at the original bingo hall as a waitress. Diane was a member of the Eagles and American Legion Auxiliaries. She had a passion for music and loved dancing to polka and country western music. She enjoyed fishing, playing dice especially 6-5-4, and cards especially Jacks are better. Diane loved her dog Sam, cats, and all animals. She had a passion for tigers. Diane “enjoyed life as it was”, and drinking her Mac and water.
Diane is survived by her siblings: Vicky Lucio of Shakopee, Mary Loomis and Frank Lucio both of the Lower Sioux Community, Ruth Pacheco of Albuquerque, N.M., and Joe Lucio of Tokyo, Japan; many nieces, nephews, and loving friends and goddaughter Sheena Crow of the Lower Sioux Community.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Leona, Josie Seidl, Bernice Scheffler, and Susie Rinderman, brothers Clifford Lucio Jr., Johnny and Albert Lucio, and two infant sisters.