Lillian Alvina Triefenbach | Obituary

Lillian Alvina Triefenbach

Lillian Alvina Triefenbach

Lillian Alvina Triefenbach (nee Lehr), 83, of Marissa, died Jan. 20, 2013, in Marissa.

She was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Lively Grove Township, Washington County, and baptized April 7, 2929, at the home of her parents, the late Adolph and Margaret Lehr (nee Kraus).

She married Virgil M. Triefenbach on July 29, 1950, in Biddleborn. They were married 41 years, until he died on Oct. 11, 1991.

Mrs. Triefenbach attended Trinity United Church of Christ Church, and served on the annual Schlachfest Committee and Cemetery Board, and was active in the Women’s Guild.

Together, the Triefenbachs made their career establishing their farm, and enjoying their free time doing the waltz at any dance in the tri-state area. They devoted their lives to God, and to their three children.

Lillian and her sister spent many happy hours playing cards and reminiscing on their lives. Later in life, she spend many precious hours with her special friend, the late Lewis Lich, searching for antiques, frequenting auctions, and filling her attic with all of their “finds.”

She will be remembered for her love of quilting, which began at a very young age. She had a passion for hand-quilting and spent many hours teaching and re-teaching this craft to her daughters and granddaughters.

Lillian was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed by all. She left a legacy of devotion to her family and friends. She never met a stranger and was a friend to all. She is remembered in the hearts of those who love her for her laughter, kindness, passion for life and love for the Lord.

Her survivors include her daughters LaVon (Rolland) Canning and Jane (Kevin) Laumbattus, both of Marissa; daughter-in-law Ruth Triefenbach of Marissa; grandchildren Mary (Michael) Dothage, Katherine (Gene) Dickey, Michael (Lauren) Triefenbach, Andrew (Kelli) Canning, Laura (Brandon) Voss, Emily (Philip Boeckmann, Timothy (Rachel) Canning and Rebecca (Seth) Blake; great-grandchildren Lainey, Matthew and Olivia Canning, Sarah and Caleb Voss, Alexander Dickey, Isabella Boeckmann, Lief Bakke and Samantha Triefenbach; sisters Berniece (William) Galle, Almara (the late Melvin) Kinzel and Charlette (Robert) Shaw; and sister-in-law Alberta (Martin) Gale.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Merlan, who passed away Aug. 21, 2006, and granddaughter Amanda Laumbattus, who passed away Feb. 8, 1997.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m., at McDaniel Funeral Home, Tilden, and Friday, Jan. 25, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Trinity United Church of Christ Church, Biddleborn.

Funeral services are Friday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., at the church.

Interment will follow at the Trinity United Church of Christ Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Perpetual Care Fund at Biddleborn Trinity Cemetery, Biddleborn.

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