Lilie Infant Is Buried At Mentz
A stillborn infant, born May 7 in Columbus hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lilie, was buried that afternoon in the Mentz [Zoar] cemetery, with Rev. Raymond Durst officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Lilie have 3 other children, Douglas, Opal and Darryl.
Colorado County Citizen, May 20, 1954
Dela Lilie, 93, of Frelsburg, passed away Feb. 24 at Columbus Community Hospital.
She was born in Brushy, near Frelsburg, Sept. 27, 1911 to Willie and Emilie (Schmidt) Meyer and married Ewald Lilie, April 12, 1932.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Leander Lilie; sister, Tillie Aschenbeck; and brothers, Ewald and Leo Meyer.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Edna Supak; and brother-in-law, LeRoy Lilie and wife Mildred, all of Columbus.
Funeral services were conducted Feb. 26 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Bill Mosley officiating. Interment followed at Kaiser Cemetery in Brushy Community.
Pallbearers were Glenn Weishuhn, Floyd Weishuhn, Ronnie Aschenbeck, George Bergfeld, Ronnie Supak and George Bergfeld Jr.
Colorado County Citizen, March 2, 2005
Funeral services for Elo E. Lilie was held Thursday, January 26, at at[sic] the St. Paul Lutheran Church under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.
Elo E. Lilie was born October 11, 1912 In Frelsburg, to Willie and Otilia Georg Lilie. He was a retired painter and a member of Hermann Sons of Ellinger. His lived his lifetime in this communIty.
He married Elvira Heintschel in 1935.
He is preceded In death by his wife Elvira on May 29, 1981. [Interment was in Kaiser Cemetery]
Suvivors[sic] include two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Noska of Columbus and Mrs. Anton Chovanec of Fayetteville; two sisters Mrs. Earline Adamek of Brushy, and Mrs. Edna Supak of Columbus; two brothers; Elmo Lilie of Brushy and Leroy Lilie of Columbus; and five grandchildren. Pallbearers were: RonnIe Supak, Glen Noska, Kenneth Noska, George Bergfeld, Kirby Heintschel, Tommy Henneke and Gordon Heintschel.
Colorado County Citizen, February 2,1984, page 2
PROMINENT FRELSBURG CITIZEN DIES AT HOSPITAL
Mr. Fritz Lilly, aged 69, a patient at the hospital for some time, finally succumbed to his injuries sustained by a horse’s vicious kick in the abdomen, on Sunday, at 6:30 p. m. He leaves his wife and several children.--La Grange Record. [Interment in Kaiser Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, March 18, 1927, page 4
Mr. F. Lillie, Sr., living in this county, near Frelsburg, last Sunday committed suicide by placing the muzzle of a gun at the pit of his stomach and firing the weapon, the ball passing through his heart and out of his left shoulder. Mr. Lillie was an intelligent gentleman, over fifty years old, in good circumstances, and universally esteemed wherever known. He has been a resident of the county about thirty-five years, and has a wife and family of grown children. He was of a peculiarly sensitive nature, and the very suspicion of wrong even remotely attributable to him deprived him of rest, sleep or peace of mind. It is related of him that, in the trial of the Huillon case some years ago, Mr. Darden, the attorney for the defense, remarked as he walked out of the Courthouse that he would prepare an affidavit against him (meaning another party) which remark deceased heard, and applied to himself, as he had been a witness in the case, and from this cause he suffered great mental agony until assured by Mr. Leyendecker--who went expressly to see Mr. Darden about the matter--that Mr. Lillie was under a misapprehension. Lately he had come to the conclusion--which is believed to be purely the work of his sensitive imagination--that he had been guilty of an election fraud at an election held in the county some six years ago, and wrote to Mr. Leyendecker concerning it. No fraud has ever been discovered, and it is believed Mr. Lillie was incapable of perpetrating any. In this letter he says it was unintentional, which deprives it of any criminal offense, and he does not state what it was upon which he predicated his opinion. He visited all his relatives before resorting to the dread deed, wrote the letter referred to above and a note to his wife informing her of his intention, took a gun, went into his field, and committed suicide as above narrated. The high standing of deceased among his neighbors, his upright and useful citizenship and his many kindly qualities of head and heart, encompass this case with a sadness seldom before recorded. Peace to his ashes. [Interment in the Lilie Cemetery]
Colorado Citizen, September 3, 1885
Herbert Lilie, 84, died Friday, Sept. 2, 1994, at a Bellville nursing home.
Born April 9, 1910, in the Brushy Community, he was the son of Fritz and Ida (Bowe) Lilie. On Aug. 15, 1933, he married Alice Meyer. He lived in Brushy and Mentz communities until 1973, when he became disabled and moved to Sealy to be near family. Mr. Lilie was baptized and confirmed as a Lutheran and attended Brushy schools. He had worked on various road crews, later becoming a painter, was an avid gardener and wildlife hunter.
Funeral services were held Sept. 5, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Willie Rotter officiating. Interment followed in Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz.
Serving as pallbearers were Kevin Lilie, Kenton Lilie, Steve Widacki, Mark Roznovsky and Glenn Crossmun.
He is survived by his daughter, Opal Kovar and husband George of Sealy; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Virginia and Darryl and Sarah, all of Columbus; brother, Edwin and wife Tillie; sisters-in-law, Ora Nell Meyer, Wilma Nelson, Elbirth Ruhmann and husband, Willie, and Beatrice Neuendorff and husband, Ellis; two grandsons, Kevin Lilie and wife Tracey and Kenton Lilie and wife, Beverly; four granddaughters, Sandra Wellbrock and husband Kenney; Doris Widacki and husband Steve, Laurie Roznovsky and husband, Mark, Cheryl Ann Semora and husband, William; five step-grandchildren; 14[sic] great-grandchildren, Matt, Craig, Kara and Nicole Lilie, Amanda Severin, Cory and Chase Wellbrock, Cassidy and Courtney Widacki, Krista and Trey Roznovsky, Willie and Ashley Semora; numerous step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lilie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sons, one daughter, one grandson, three brothers and four half-brothers.
Memorials may be made to the Zoar Lutheran Cemetery or the church or charity of the donor's choice.
Colorado County Citizen, September 7, 1994
Mrs. Ida Lilie Dies at 83, Burial Saturday
Funeral services were held in Ellinger Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Ida Lilie, 83, of Alleyton, formerly of Brushy. Rev. Raymond Durst officiated and burial was in the Kaiser cemetery near Brushy.
Death came suddenly to Mrs. Lilie May 1 at her Alleyton home where she had lived about 2 years. Born Jan 29, 1875, at Frelsburg, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bowe). Her husband, Fritz Lilie, preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was a member of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors are 4 sons, Edwin Lilie of San Antonio, Harry Lilie of Houston, Herbert Lilie of Columbus and Henry Lilie of Alleyton; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Seven children, of which 5 were step-children, died earlier.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Ray Lilie, LeRoy Lilie and Glenn Lilie of Houston, Edwin Lilie Jr. and Wesley Lilie of San Antonio and Donnie Lilie of Alleyton.
Colorado County Citizen, May 8, 1958, page 10