Lila Reblin, 79
Lila Reblin (nee Grady) left this life on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at the age of 79.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 22, 2009, at Mueller Funeral Home, W63 N527 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lila was beloved wife for 32 years to Chuck Reblin. She was the loving mother of Susan (Martin) Keey, Gail (Gary) Laverenz and Joan (Rod) Lisowski. She was the step-mother of Michael (Susan) Reblin, Paul Reblin and Luann (Chuck) Boie. Lila was the very proud grandma of Amanda (Todd) Schrap, Ryan (Katie Fechter) Laverenz and Liz Reblin. She was also the picture-showing great-grandma of Brandon and Joshua Schrap and Kiera Laverenz. She was the mother-in-law of Gretchen Schuldt Doege and the dear sister of Harold (Marie) Grady and Allen (Lenore) Grady.
Lila was preceded in death by her son, David Doege; and her siblings, Pearl Grady, Janet Steffen, Robert Grady and Donald Grady.
Lila lived a quiet life laced with love for her family and friends. She lived the majority of her life as a resident of Ozaukee County and was a graduate of Port Washington High School. For the last 17 years, Lila and Chuck called West Bend home.
Lila was a vibrant member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Saukville. She also made many friends in the American Legion Auxiliary. Fulfillment came from volunteering for several years as a Campfire Girls leader. She had many jobs, including the Cedarburg High School cafeteria and Lasata Care Center. Later in life, she enjoyed her bowling league team, dancing with her husband and playing cards with friends.
Most of Lila’s life went into caring for her family and she spent her tremendous energy doing that in many, many ways. She truly loved her husband, Chuck, and her four children. She welcomed in-laws and step-children into that family with great warmth and generosity.
Lila was the world’s best bargain hunter, and she would track down items ranging from measuring cups to dresses and men’s shoes to lawn chairs, getting them all at 99.9 percent off. She would then distribute them to whichever family members would benefit the most. She would write kind and gracious notes to relatives, often for no particular reason other than to say she was thinking about them. Christmas was a mandatory family-picture time, even if little or nothing had changed from the previous year.
Her face absolutely lit up when her great-grandchildren came into the room, even as she was fighting her final illness.
Lila’s family would like to thank everyone who helped take care of her toward the end of her life, especially the staff and nurses at Cedar Community Health and Hospice (Kathy W., Liz, Denise, Carol, Kathleen, and Sandy) for the excellent care and support they gave Lila and the family.
Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences please go to www.muellerfuneralhome.com.