Obit: Burr, Lilah A. (1923 - 2010) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Burr, Pedder, Seelow, Markham, Reil, Kuraz, Sydorowicz, Schnabel, Carl, Zink, Harrington, Snyder, Chronquist, Draeger, Miller, Steevens  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 9, 2010 

Burr, Lilah A. (8 May 1923 - 3 June 2010) 

Lilah A. Burr, 87, of Marshfield died Thursday morning, June 3, 2010, at the Marshfield Care Center.  She was under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice Services. 

Lilah was born May 8, 1923, in rural Neillsville to William and Sarah (Peddler) Seelow. She attended Happy Hollow Grade school and graduated form Neillsville High School in 1941.  She was married to Leroy Markham Nov. 1, 1941.  They moved to Milwaukee where they both worked until 1948 when they returned to Neillsville.  They farmed south of Neillsville and later owned and operated Chili Corners Bar. They moved to Marshfield, and Lilah was employed a Karaus Supermarket.  Roy died March 11, 1970.  After his death, Lilah was employed at the Marshfield Clinic. 

She was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Burr April 28, 1973.  They owned and operated The Corner Bar and Restaurant in Loyal from 1974 until 1978.  They returned to Marshfield where she was employed at the UW-Marshfield Campus and later at St. Joseph’s Hospital, retiring in 1993, She also managed the Parkwood  Apartments. 

She is survived by her husband Ken; stepchildren, Bridget (Rich) Reil of Neillsville, Rosemary Kuraz of Neillsville, Timothy (Tammy) Burr of Wisconsin Rapids and Nicki (Mark) Sydorowicz of Neillsville; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is further survived by five sisters, June (Leon) Schnabel, Berdella (Herman) Carl, Cleone Zink, Janet (Richard) Harrington, all of Neillsville, and Beverly (Terry) Snyder of Gainsville, GA; two brothers, Frederick (Ardes) Seelow and William (Karen) Seelow, both of Neillsville, and by special friends Val Chronquist and Delores Draeger. 

Lilah was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Donna Marie Seelow and two brothers, Kenneth and Russell Seelow.  

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, with Pastor Timothy Miller and Pastor Patti Steevens from St. Paul’s United Church of Christ officiating.  Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2010, at Rembs Funeral Home and again Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.  Burial was in Brooklawn Memory Garden Cemetery in the Town of Richfield, with her nephews serving as pallbearers. 

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