Lucille Rustad Schroder, 88, of St. Anthony Park, died on Jan. 28, 2020.
Lue grew up in Lanesboro, speaking Norwegian at home. She attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where she met her husband-to-be, Vince. They moved to the St. Anthony Park neighborhood in St. Paul in 1955 to raise their family and lived there for the remainder of their lives. She worked at The Bibelot Shop in its early days and later worked at Wilson Library at the University of Minnesota, where she used her language skills to catalog international materials.
She loved life including music, dancing, parties and cooking big meals for family and friends. One of her favorite pastimes was to linger over a cup of coffee with friends or a crossword puzzle. But her heart belonged to her family and to all animals. She never met a dog she didn’t instantly love.
Lue was predeceased by Vince, her parents Alfred and Borghild Rustad and her six siblings. Survivors include her children John (Reade) and Ann (Nick), grandson, Erik (Julie) and great-grandchildren. There will be private interment at Fort Snelling. Her Celebration of Life event will be held Sat., April 25, 4–7 p.m., at Colossal Café, 2315 Como Ave. Memorials preferred to the St. Paul Animal Humane Society or your local animal rescue organization, Hospice Hope Fund c/o Regions Hospital Foundation or to the St. Anthony Park Home in St. Paul where she received loving care from all the nurses, aides and staff.