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LILLIAN "AUDREY" LILLIS

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LILLIAN "AUDREY" LILLIS

1923-2014

In loving memory of Lillian "Audrey" Lillis, 90, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Jan. 26 at Perham Living, Perham, Minn.

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Audrey was born on May 20, 1923 in Dead Lake Township, Minn., the daughter of John Bernard Gladback and Lillian Grace (Babcock) Gladback.

On Feb. 2, 1942, she married John Ernest Lillis in Perham. They made their home near Dent. Along with raising her children, Audrey held many jobs throughout her life.

Audrey enjoyed flowers, gardening and the outdoors, which she showed in her early art work. Audrey had a great sense of humor and enjoyed a good joke. One of the highlights in her life was visiting Germany with her father. She lived in various places after the children left home and at the time of her death, she called Pine Harbor at Perham Living her home - living there longer than any other resident - for over 18 years.

Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, John Ernest Lillis on Jan. 13, 1970; and by her sons, Dennis William Lillis on Dec. 23, 1970 and John Edwin Lillis on July 3, 2012.

Surviving Audrey are her daughters, Cindy (Jim) Hawkins and Joslyn (Myron) Riendeau; and her sons, Dan (Linda) Lillis and Tim (Denise) Lillis. Audrey's family also includes nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; whom she loved very much. Caring for her grandchildren brought her great joy.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, beginning at 1 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 5-8 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday. Burial will be held in the Richville Village Cemetery, Richville, Minn.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home - Perham, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.schoenebergerfuneralhome.com.

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