Lillian Tigert (1913 - 2012)

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Tigert, Lillian E.

Lillian E. Tigert, 98, of the Town of Nekimi, died on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Tower View Vila in Rosendale. She was born on November 13, 1913 in the Town of Algoma the daughter of Edward and Bertha Miller Koplitz. She married Richard W. Tigert on May 18, 1938 in Oshkosh. Richard preceded her in death on August 7, 1973.

Lillian was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Nekimi and was a member of the Women of St. Johns. She and Richard farmed in the Town of Nekimi for many years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Donald (Fran) Tigert, David (Diane) Tigert both of Oshkosh; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister and her husband Laura and LeRoy Zentner; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Arthur (Wolga) Tigert and Robert (Amber) Tigert.

The funeral service will be on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Noon at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Nekimi (491 Old Oregon Rd.) with the Rev. James Reiff officiating. Family and friends may visit at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 am to Noon. Burial will be in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery.

Lillian's family would like to thank the staff of Tower View Vila and Generations Hospice for the compassionate care they provided.

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Oct. 7, 2012
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