Lillian Theresa Eckstein


Dec. 13, 1920 - April 11, 2013



Lillian 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 sister, Dorothy.


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, S38-W31602 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 Lillianís name are appreciated to St. Paul Catholic Church.


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.