Lila Mae Marie LaPiene, 87
July 29, 1930 ó Nov. 8, 2017
Lila Mae Marie LaPiene (nee Goeman), of West Bend, was born to eternal life Nov. 8, 2017, at the age of 87. Lila was born July 29, 1930, the only child of the late Albert Goeman and Aurelia Goeman (nee Fredrich).
Lila was a graduate of Washington High School in Two Rivers, received an associateís degree from Manitowoc County Normal School and became a rural school teacher in Collins.
Lila married the love of her life, the late Joseph H. LaPiene, on Oct. 12, 1952, and they were blessed with 52 years of marriage until his death in 2010. Together they raised three daughters, Lorelei (Timothy) Leach of Cedarburg, Lisa (John) Oakley of Shelton, Connecticut, and Lizbeth (Troy) Thomas of Sussex. She was also the proud grandmother to seven grandchildren, Bradley Leach, Alexandra Oakley, Paige Oakley, Jay Oakley, T.J. (Christina) Thomas, Ashlyn Thomas and Graham Thomas.
In her Christian faith, Lila loved the Lutheran tradition and enjoyed lifelong membership, most recently at St. Johnís West Bend. Lila was passionately committed to serving her family by creating a warm and loving home. She was an avid crafter and enjoyed theater, travel, and conversation with anyone who was interested. She will be missed by family and friends alike. The family wishes to thank the caring and compassionate staff at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation, West Bend and Kim Krier, who lovingly served Lila allowing her to remain in her own home for as long as possible.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend) with a memorial service immediately following at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dave Kellerman will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Johnís Lutheran School, West Bend would be appreciated.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Lilaís arrangements. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at