Lucille Fiedler Mayfield

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Lucille M. Fiedler Mayfield, nee Middendorf, 95, of Belleville, IL, born August 26, 1924, in Mascoutah, IL, passed away peacefully at 12:20 A.M. Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Dammert Geriatric Care Center, Belleville, IL.

Lucille was preceded in death by her first husband of 31 years, Ardell Fiedler, whom she married September 23, 1947, and who died May 19, 1979; her second husband of 14 years, Vernowen “Wade” Mayfield, whom she married February 5, 1993, and who died March 29, 2007; her parents, Henry and Johanna, nee Friederich, Middendorf; a son-in-law, Donald Duecker; four brothers, James, Hugo, Eugene and Ernie Middendorf; and a sister, Therese White.

Surviving are her six children, Mary Duecker of Belleville, IL,
Daniel (Brenda) Fiedler of Driggs, ID,
Mark (Debra) Fiedler of Belleville, IL,
William (Joann) Fiedler of Millstadt, IL,
Joyce (Terry) Crouch of Millstadt, IL,
and Ellen (Jeff) Martin of Washington, IL;
13 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren;
a brother, Leo (Marion) Middendorf of Hudsonville, MI;
three sisters-in-law, Marilyn Buss, Marilyn Fiedler and Helen Fiedler;
numerous nieces and nephews;
and two special friends, Bette (Bert) Hoepfinger and Orene Sudheimer.
Lucille enjoyed an active life. Commonly known as “Aunt Mike” to her many nieces and nephews, she was of deep faith who, along with her husband, Ardell “Kelly”, lovingly provided strength, hope, and guidance to their six children. The children remain forever grateful. Lucille was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church and a former member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. For several years, she also spent the winters in Texas with her second husband, Wade, and they thoroughly enjoyed their time together, following the warm seasons at their whim. Her favorite pastimes were spending time with her family, bowling, playing cards, bingo, and last but certainly not least, spending an afternoon at the casino.
Memorials may be made to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, 80 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


17 Comments on Lucille Fiedler Mayfield

David and Patricia Amoroso said : Guest Report May 24, 2020 at 1:57 PM

Our deepest sympathies, so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Tom White said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 6:59 PM

I will always remember the great visits during summer vacation. There was a huge dining room table And my mom,Therese, and Aunt Lucille really enjoyed playing cards in the evenings. Many fond memories.

  • Fulton
  • Missouri
Brenda Davis said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 6:16 PM

So sorry to hear this news. She was so kind and caring. She provided so much support to me during my early 20’s. She always had a ready laughter as she listened to our stories. Sending hugs and prayers to your family during this difficult time. May Mrs. Fiedler remain forever in your hearts. Brenda Davis (Beine)

  • Triangle
  • VA
Sharon mayfield said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 1:31 PM

I am so sorry to hear about aunt Lucille. I am so grateful that uncle Wade met her and that they both shared some good times with each other. My heart goes out to all the family! I love you all! Hugs!

  • Jackson
  • MS
Sandra Aye said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 2:38 PM

My condolences to the Family.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
James and Beth Martin said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 9:08 AM

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss at such a difficult time! May God give you peace and strength! With much love and great hugs! Beth and James

  • Port Charlotte
  • Florida
Ian and Jill Fiedler said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 9:07 AM

We will miss you Grandma. You always had a big smile and great advice. I will carry these memories of you til we meet again. We love you

  • Sumner
  • WA
Joyce said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 7:57 PM

So sorry for your loss. She will bee missed.

  • Brllevillle
  • Il
Bob and Kim Fiedler said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 9:21 AM

Rest in peace Aunt Lucille. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this sorrowful time.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Leo & Marian said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Sorry to hear of your moms passing, she was a wonderful sister. and we loved her dearly. Sorry we can’t be with you at this time.

  • Hudsonville
  • Mi
David Sodam said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 7:14 AM

Sending prayers of peace and understanding to family and friends. Fond memories of Aunt Mike will be treasured.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Samantha Wallace and Noah said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 4:56 AM

We're so very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. May she rest in peace. We love you so much.

  • New Baden
  • Illinois
Debbie and David Scharf said : Guest Report May 17, 2020 at 10:11 PM

Joyce and family, Please accept our Sympathy ?

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Marian Middendorf-Hayden said : Guest Report May 17, 2020 at 7:58 PM

We’ll all miss “Aunt Mike”. I have lots of fond memories of our families spending time and sharing many meals together.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Diana Valenza said : Guest Report May 17, 2020 at 6:07 PM

Although I never met you, I felt like I did from all the wonderful stories of bingo and the boat Joann shared. She loved you and will cherish those memories forever. Keep everyone busy in heaven!

  • Defiance
  • Missouri
Katie Fiedler Anderson said : Guest Report May 17, 2020 at 4:34 PM

We love you grandma! I will always remember you teaching me hula hoop songs in your basement while you babysat me, and a random memory as a kid of you getting us out for a walk after dinner and thinking you were such a great leader for it! I am happy Nixy got to dance for her great grandmother and bring a smile to your face. You are loved.

  • Avon
  • CO
Dennis and Mary Wise said : Guest Report May 17, 2020 at 4:17 PM

You all are in our prayers may she rest in peace God bless

  • Belleville
  • IL

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