Lillian E. Zobrist, 87, of St. Jacob, Ill., born Sept. 2, 1928, in Grantfork, Ill., passed away Jan. 20, 2016, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, Ill.
Lillian was a member of St. Jacob United Church of Christ, St. Jacob, Ill. She truly was a farmer's wife, she loved being outside, gardening and taking care of the lawn. She enjoyed quilting, stitching and all handwork. She loved her family, she loved spending time with them especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Rick Zobrist; grandson, Paul Ryan Holman; great-grandson, Christopher Stone; parents, August and Rose, nee Schmidlin, Weder; brother, Otto Kaltenbacher; and sisters, Ruth Suess, Irma Mitchell, Ella Kaltenbacher, Alice and Kathryn Weder.
Surviving are her husband, Glenn Zobrist whom she married on Jan. 26, 1946, six days short of their 70th wedding anniversary; children, Jo Ann (Larry) Holman of Highland, Ill., and Duane (Debbie) Zobrist of St. Jacob, Ill.; grandchildren, Darik (Carla) Zobrist, Dawn (Steve Mersinger) Zobrist, Billy (Brandy) Holman, Patty Stone, Shelly (Andy) Steinwagner, Keith (Dana) Zobrist and Kristy (Daniel) Patterson; great-grandchildren, Haylee Petchulat, Lillian Zobrist, Dalton Mersinger, Danielle Pigg Stone, Katie and Cory Steinwagner, Maveric and Jace Holman, Holly and Morgan Zobrist, Clayton Pritchett, and Cody and Leah Patterson.
Memorials may be made to St. Jacob United Church of Christ. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.Richesonfh.com
Visitation: Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at St. Jacob United Church of Christ, St. Jacob, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at St. Jacob United Church of Christ with Rev. Gary Kniepkamp officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery, Highland, Ill.
AEBISCHER-RICHESON FUNERAL HOME, St. Jacob, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 22, 2016