Lillian (1911 - 2006)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Kops, Bergert, Neumann, Widmer, Laessig
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) March 13, 2006
Kops, Lillian (3 April 1911 - 12 March 2006)
Lillian Kops, 94, Colby, Wisconsin, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Continental Manor Nursing Home, Abbotsford, Wis.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby, Wis. Burial will be in Colby Memorial Cemetery, town of Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin. The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate.
Lillian's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the church Thursday.
Maurina/Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Lillian was born April 3, 1911, to Otto and Elise (Bergert) Widmer in the town of Browning, Taylor County. She received her education in Medford area schools. Lillian and Lester Kops were married April 23, 1930, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity by the Rev. Olson. Lester died May 18, 1969. They farmed together near Granton and then moved to the home farm north of Unity, where they farmed until 1960. They then moved to the town of Hull and Lillian worked for Saint Joseph's Hospital for 15 years. She loved gardening and crocheting. Lillian lovingly cared for her granddaughter, Shari Kops, for many years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church since 1936.
Lillian is survived by two sons, Richard (Rose Laessig) Kops, Colby, and Leroy (Shirley) Kops, Colby; a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Kops, Unity; a sister-in-law, Alice Widmer, Holcombe; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester; one son, Gerald; one great-grandchild; five brothers; and four sisters.
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