Lillian Louise Wilson (90) of Altamont


Published on February 15 2013 9:40 am

Lillian Louise Wilson, 90, of Altamont died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:18 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois. 

Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Altamont. Call there after noon on Sunday. Burial Rites will be performed at Arborcrest Memorial Park Cemetery at Funkhouser following the funeral service.

Lillian Louise Wilson was born March 7, 1922 in Gilmore, Illinois one of six siblings into the Christian family of Gustav and Amanda (Stuemke) Wolff. Lillian grew up with her three brothers, Wilbert, Edgar and Frank and her sisters Lydia and Hilda. She was a life member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where she was baptized, confirmed her faith, married and now buried. She married Herman R. Wilson on August 10, 1940. Into this union were two sons Carrol, Lonnie and daughter Sharon. Lillian was a homemaker and a farm wife sharing the responsibilities of the farm and raising a family in a Christian manner. She was also a charter member of the Bethlehem Ladies Aid, member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the Effingham County Home Extension. She was well recognized for her home-made quilts and crocheting. In addition Lillian prided herself in her baking talents to include home-made bread, pies, jams and jelly. She also enjoyed her horticulture talents in raising flowers.

Memorials may be directed to The LMLW (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) or the Bethlehem Ladies Aid Society.

She is survived by Her: 2-Sons: Carrol Russel Wilson of Casey, Illinois and his children: Bryan (fiancée’ Lisa Ikemire) Wilson, Lora (husband, David) Mau, Lonnie Wayne (wife, Sally) Wilson   of Mason, Illinois and their children: Seth (wife, Jennifer) Wilson, Erin (husband, Cole) Lilly and Miss Jessica Wilson; 1-Daughter: Mrs. Sharon Louise Berning of Lafayette, Indiana and her children: Rodney (wife, Pam) Berning, Ryan (wife, Lezlie) Berning, Randy Berning and Rhonda (husband, Jeffrey) Arnold; 1-Sister: Mrs. Hilda (Wolff) Siddens of Altamont, Illinois; and 15- great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her: Parents: Gustav and Amanda (Stuemke) Wolff; Husband: Herman Russel Wilson and Grandson: Kendall Avery Wilson in infancy; Brothers: Wilbert and wife Ruby Wolff, Edgar and wife Leona Wolff and Frank and wife Elsie Wolff; Brother-in-law Donald Siddens Sr.; Sister: Lydia and husband Albert Kruger.

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