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 Lillian Leona <I>Birtzer</I> Eckwright

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Lillian Leona Birtzer Eckwright

Birth
Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 4 Jan 2011 (aged 91)
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 63833471 View Source
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Lillian Eckwright, 91, of Eau Claire, WI, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire.

She was born in Pleasant Valley on December 28, 1919, the daughter of Archibald and Edna (Green) Birtzer. Lillian married Leon T. Eckwright on September 2, 1941, in Winona, MN. Lillian was a member of Lake Street United Methodist Church.

Lillian enjoyed sports, especially baseball, the Packers, wresting of all kinds, watching her great-granddaughters playing fast-pitch softball, and taking trips to the casino with the Clairemont.

Lillian is survived by her three children, Verlin (Geri) Eckwright, Archie Eckwright, and Charlotte (Pete) Rone, all of Eau Claire; sister-in-law, Etta Birtzer of Cleghorn, WI; six grandchildren, Tammy (Jerry) Miller, Dawn (Nick) Stevens, Mike (Gloria) Eckwright, Patty Eckwright, Randy (Sally) Eckwright, and Debbie (Dan) LeMay; fourteen great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; parents; three brothers, Percy Birtzer, Norman (Alyce) Birtzer, and Earl (Mable) Birtzer; a sister, Merciel (Tim) Arnson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2011, at Lake Street United Methodist Church, Eau Claire, with Pastor Graham N. West officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011, at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home, Eau Claire, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

- Eau Claire Leader Telegram; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Wednesday, 05 Jan 2011; page 2B

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Lillian Eckwright, 91, of Eau Claire, WI, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire.

She was born in Pleasant Valley on December 28, 1919, the daughter of Archibald and Edna (Green) Birtzer. Lillian married Leon T. Eckwright on September 2, 1941, in Winona, MN. Lillian was a member of Lake Street United Methodist Church.

Lillian enjoyed sports, especially baseball, the Packers, wresting of all kinds, watching her great-granddaughters playing fast-pitch softball, and taking trips to the casino with the Clairemont.

Lillian is survived by her three children, Verlin (Geri) Eckwright, Archie Eckwright, and Charlotte (Pete) Rone, all of Eau Claire; sister-in-law, Etta Birtzer of Cleghorn, WI; six grandchildren, Tammy (Jerry) Miller, Dawn (Nick) Stevens, Mike (Gloria) Eckwright, Patty Eckwright, Randy (Sally) Eckwright, and Debbie (Dan) LeMay; fourteen great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; parents; three brothers, Percy Birtzer, Norman (Alyce) Birtzer, and Earl (Mable) Birtzer; a sister, Merciel (Tim) Arnson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2011, at Lake Street United Methodist Church, Eau Claire, with Pastor Graham N. West officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

- Eau Claire Leader Telegram; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Wednesday, 05 Jan 2011; page 2B

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