Lucille Zimbeck, 92, of Duluth, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Viewcrest Health Center. She was born in Duluth on October 2, 1925 to Anthony and Agnes Luczak. Lu left school at age 15 when her mother died, helping raise her eight younger siblings. Lu married Robert Zimbeck in Duluth on June 5, 1948 and started their family. Lu worked as a cook at Viewcrest and for St. Louis County. She was an election judge and enjoyed playing cards and cribbage. Lu loved her family deeply, they were her life. She was the happiest when she was spending time with her family, cooking and baking. Everyone looked forward to family gatherings in anticipation of her legendary baked beans and chocolate cake. She was a life member at St. Josephat’s Polish National Catholic Church, was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital for many years. Lu’s time on earth was spent displaying kindness towards others. She gave joy and happiness to her family and many friends. Her granddaughters knew the great fortune they possessed by having this incredible woman as their beloved grandmother. She will be missed more than the spoken word could say. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; stepmother, Stella; two brothers, Leonard and Chester and stepbrothers, Tom and Don Erickson. She is survived by her loving daughter and best friend, Bonnie (Darryl) Kurki and son, Tom (Jennifer Cadigan) both of Proctor; granddaughters, Stacy (Jayson) St. Germaine of Proctor, Melissa (Derek) Schmeck of Brainerd, and Sherri (Eric) Rude of Oliver, WI; her precious great-grandchildren and her whole world, Connor, Carter, Julia, Taylor, Ailey and Andrew; sisters, Bernice Zelazny, Pat (Don) Parzych, Marie Luczak, Phyllis Peterson, Gerry (Calvin) Bohren, Audrey (Jerry) Michelizzi and Margie Thoreson; sister-in-law, Helen Luczak; her dear friend and “partner in crime”, Gerrie Aro and her large loving extended family. The family would like to thank Viewcrest for their wonderful care and for loving Lulu like their own. Visitation 4 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service Monday, August 6, 2018 at United Lutheran Church of Proctor. 701 3rd Ave. Rev. Peter Kowitz officiating. Dinner and reception to follow. Burial at Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.