Lucille “Lucy” Wedergren

Lucille (Lucy) Wedergren was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus May 6, 2017, at UTMB Emergency Hospital in League City, TX.

She was born June 28, 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Peter and Anna Cardaro.

Her precious life always reflected her faith in Jesus.  She was baptized at First English Lutheran Church in New Orleans where she grew in her God-given faith.  She taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir and had many dear friends. She first worked in a department store and then became a dental tech for several years.  One day her brother Robert, who was at Lutheran Seminary, came home on Spring Break and brought along his fellow classmate, Robert (Bob) Wedergren.  Lucy and Bob began a relationship that culminated in their marriage at First English Church on January 12, 1957, and lasted 60 years.

Their service to Christ brought them to their first church in Youngstown, Ohio, and here God blessed them with two great sons, John Mark and James Michael.

Their next church was in the small country community of Farnhamville, Iowa, and here God placed in their arms, a daughter, Ruth Christine.

Lucy was a fantastic Mom.  She led them in her faith with her humble caring and loving ways, and John, Jim, and Ruth show this in their lives and are so grateful to God for all that Mom did.  And they continue to reflect her love.

After they left Iowa, the family came to Texas and Lucy worked for 16 years at UTMB in the Medical Records Dept. and her husband, Bob served there as a Hospital Chaplain for 28 years.

After retirement, Lucy and Bob traveled, went to family reunions, and enjoyed time with family and friends.

A few years ago, Lucy fell and fractured her hip and shoulder. From that time on she got used to being in a wheelchair and dealt with a number of arthritis problems.

It must be mentioned again that her faith in Jesus radiated in all that she did, always grateful for her precious family and friends; she was and is the Jesus lady!

We love you precious wife and Mom!  We’ll see you again when the Lord of the Cross and Resurrection brings us home!

Lucy is survived by her husband, Bob, kids John, Ruth, Jim and his wife Pam; grandchildren Nicole, Rachel, Sean, Kelli and her husband Manuel; and great-grandchildren, Alexis Kiana Green, Kevin Wayne Range, Jr., and Elliott James Cervantes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Anna Cardaro, brother Peter Cardaro, Jr. and many other relatives and friends.

“Lord, let me walk beside you, let me hold your hand in mine, let me know the Joy of being in your love divine.”

A visitation will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, TX

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at Faith Lutheran Church in Dickinson with interment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


  1. So very sorry to hear of Lucy’s passing. She is in God’s hands now and no more suffering for her. I know that everyone that knew this great lady will miss her very much. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. We love you Bob and The rest of the family. Love, EArle, Yvonne, DoniVn and Everett Huffhines

    Yvonne Huffhines
  2. Sorry to hear of your dear wife and mother’s passing. May God be with you and give you peace, comfort and many memories of this lovely lady. Wayne and I send our love to you. Norma and Wayne Doss

    Norma Doss
  3. Lucy always had such a lovely smile and beautiful countenance, even though I know she was in pain at least some of the time. She and Bob are a blessing to our church. She is Heaven’s gain and our loss! Hugs to you, Bob, and to your sweet family.

    Marta Durham
  4. Mr. Wedergren, John, Jim and Ruth and the rest of the Wedergren family, my sincerest condolences on the loss of Lucy, you are in our prayers. May the sweet memories of her help sustain you at this difficult time.

    Ben Patterson
  5. To the Wedergren Family,

    There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Always,

    Lana Johnson
  6. Bob, John & Family… Our condolences for the loss of such a beautiful spirit. Hope you are comforted by her lifelong faith in Christ. Heaven is shining a little brighter since her arrival. God bless you all!

    Randy & Barbara Flowers

    Randy Flowers
  7. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

    Ted & Marilyn Dinklage
  8. Mr. Bob and the beautiful children, I am so sorry to hear that Mrs. Lucy passed away. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out. We enjoyed having her as a client and we will all miss her so much. She was always so encouraging and full of wisdom. I am praying for your strength.

    Niesy Parker
  9. Pastor Bob,

    You are so correct, Lucy had “Presious” all over her, We all miss her, I additionally miss your services in Freeport, you both were such a joy to be around.

    Bob von Bieberstein

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