Lillian Theresa Eckstein
Dec. 13, 1920 – April 11, 2013
Theresa Eckstein of Waukesha, formerly of Wales, was born to eternal life
on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Virginia Health &
Rehabilitation Center at the age of 92. She was born in Milwaukee on Dec.
13, 1920, the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (nee Kohl) Zarnsy.
On Jan. 27, 1940, she married Victor Eckstein Sr. and they
shared 51 years together until his death on July 13, 1991. Lillian worked
for many years in housekeeping at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. She was a
devout Catholic and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Genesee Depot
since 1942, where she was active in the Christian Mothers. Lillian loved
being part of the Wales community and was a 4-H leader, volunteered as a
poll worker in Wales and was a member of the Wales Firemen Auxiliary.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Gertrude (the late Gerald)
Zacharek of Oregon, Kathleen (the late Tony) Hernandez of Chicago, the
late L. Sharon Pomasl, Vivian (Roger) Banks of New Jersey, Barbara Howitt
of Waukesha, Frank (Betty) Eckstein of Eagle, Mary (David) Newman of
Michigan, Maggie (James) McCormick of Wales, Patricia (Mike) Kokan of
Eagle, Victoria (Dale Huebner) Eckstein of Waukesha, the late Ann Draves
and Victor (Diane) Eckstein of Rubicon, along with 28 grandchildren, many
great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. She is further
survived by her sister, Marion Rindt of Waukesha; her sons-in-law, Tony
Pomasl and Albert Draves; her sisters-in-law, Ursula Schiller, Judy
Eckstein, Pat Simmerman and Grace Eckstein; along with nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Victor, and her daughters Ann Draves and L.
Sharon Pomasl, she was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene, and her
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. vigil service
Thursday, April 18, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand
Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues on Friday, April 19, at St. Paul
Catholic Church, S38W31602 Highway D, Genesee Depot, WI 53127 (corner of
highways D and 83) from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass. The Rev.
Mark Molling will preside. Graveside services will immediately follow at
Salem Cemetery in Wales.
If desired, memorials in Lillian’s name are appreciated to St. Paul
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored
to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home
at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com
for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.