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Lucille Dillon, 94 - January 17, 2007


Lucille A. “Sugar” Dillon, 94, of Cozad, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Cozad.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church with the Rev. Don O’Brien as celebrant. Rosary was recited Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial is to be at the Fairview Cemetery, south of Cozad.
Dillon was born on March 13, 1912, at Harvard to Joseph and Elizabeth (Buckley) Walsh. At the age of 5 years old, she moved with her adoptive parents, Vinal and Anna McVicker, to Cozad where she graduated from Cozad High School.
On April 14, 1940, she was married to Morris “Tag” Dillon. The couple made their home on the Dillon family homestead southeast of Cozad. Following her husband’s death in 1983, she continued living on the farm until 1998, when she moved to Cozad.
She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and was active in the Altar Society, the choir and had served as organist for the Catholic Church at Willow Island. Other memberships included the B.P.O.E. Does Drove No. 177, the Pollyanna Club and card and dance clubs. She was also a volunteer with the Red Cross.
Dillon, who was affectionately know as “Sugar,” enjoyed working with her husband on the farm, cooking, gardening, crocheting and traveling, according to family members.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Tag in 1983; a great-grandson, Gaven Kasson; son-in-law, Gary Kolbo; two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include: a daughter, Donna Kolbo of Cozad; five sons—George (Margaret) Dillon of Gothenburg, Jack (Judy) Dillon of Lincoln, Robert Dillon, Jim (Robee) Dillon and Don (Catherine “Cap”) Dillon, all of Cozad; two sisters—Emma Kinnan of Gothenburg and Hazel Kaufman of Kearney; two sisters-in-law—Judy Walsh of Hastings and Eunice (Vince) Cole of Denver; 21 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be shared at: www.berrymanfuneralhome.com.