Lucille A. "Lucy" Probst (89) of rural Wheeler


Published on November 15 2013 7:54 am

Lucille A. "Lucy" Probst, 89, of rural Wheeler died at 1:44pm Thursday, November 14, 2013 at her home.

Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Island Grove with Fr. Joe Carlos celebrating Mass.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Island Grove.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Sunday at the church with a rosary at 4pm.  Arrangements are under the care of Blake-Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Lucille A. better known as Lucy was born August 9, 1924 in Lillyville, IL the daughter of John and Catherine (Holkenbrink) Will.  She married Leonard “Bill” Probst on April 29, 1944 and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2000.  Lucy was a homemaker and loving mother.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Island Grove of St. Isidore Parish and a member of CCW.  Lucy enjoyed reading, crocheting, playing cards and hosting Saturday morning coffee club.  Lucy’s greatest treasure was her family and spending time with them.

Lucy is survived by: Children – Robert (Rita) Probst of Wheeler, IL; Tom (Marie) Probst of Georgetown, KY; Jerry (Elaine) Probst of Wheeler, IL; Judy Bennett of Charleston, IL; Norma (Bill) Rife of Atwater, CA; Dot (Mark) Behrns of Teutopolis, IL; Theresa (Jvee) Harner of Effingham, IL and Tina (John) McCrary of Atlanta, GA...Brother – LeRoy Will of Effingham, IL...Sister-in-Law – Luella Will of Newton, IL...18 Grandchildren...and 27 Great Grandchildren.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Mary Ann Probst; grandson Jason Bennett; son-in-law Randy Bennett; sister Isabel Hoelscher and three brothers Victor, Edwin and Albert Will.