Lillie Marie Bublitz

Lillie Marie Bublitz of Manawa died on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at the Manawa Community Nursing Center. Funeral services for Lillie were held on March 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend and were officiated by the Rev. Kenneth Schmidt. Visitation was held at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco on both Sunday and Monday and the burial took place at the parish cemetery. Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Homes in Manawa served the family.

Lillie was born on Nov. 5, 1915 in Canova, S.D., the daughter of George and Hattie (nee Heckendorf) Behm. On Sept. 14, 1940, Lillie married Edmund Bublitz at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend, where she was also confirmed. Edmund preceded her in death in 1992.

Lillie lived in the Cedarburg area until moving to Manawa in 1983. She was a longtime member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg and was also a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco.

Besides raising her family, Lillie was a cleaning lady for various homes in the Cedarburg area. She enjoyed picking apples, gardening and selling her produce. She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lillie is survived by her daughters Darlene (Carlon) Pepke of Merrill and Beverly (Clyde) Schuelke of Manawa; her son Dennis (Karen) Bublitz of Appleton; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many stepgrandchildren and step- great-grandchildren. She is further survived by sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lillie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edmund; her daughter Rita; and three brothers.

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