Lillian M. Nemitz, age 89, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at the Ecumen Pines in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 2:00 P.M., at St. John’s Church in Hassen Valley Township, rural Hutchinson, Minnesota, with interment following in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service all at church.
Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Memorials are preferred to St. John's Church: 13372 Nature Avenue, Hutchinson, MN 55350.
Lillian Marion Nemitz was born on June 10, 1931, in Hassan Valley Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Henry and Ida (Minks) Nemitz. Lillian was baptized as an infant on July 5, 1931, by Pastor Becker at the family farm and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on October 29, 1944, by Pastor Robert Happel at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Biscay, Minnesota. She received her education in Hutchinson, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1949.
Lillian resided in rural Hutchinson and assisted her brother, Erwin, with the farming operation. She retired in 1983. Later she and her sister, Irene, moved to Hutchinson in 1997. They were loving adopted grandmothers to Kathryn Goldsmith, who brought much joy to their lives. They helped care for her as an infant to approximately age 7.
Lillian was a lifelong and active member of St. John’s Church in Hassan Valley Township. She worked at the church ice cream social for many years since she was 14 years old and was also a member of the Young People’s League. She was an active member of the Women’s Guild. She had a strong faith and attending church on a regular basis was an important part of her life. Lillian loved sharing readings or poems during church services on holidays and special occasions.
Lillian was well known for making her delicious egg coffee for many funerals, ice cream socials and church occasions. She loved taking bus trips to Morton, Minnesota, with Irene. She and her sister were like two peas in a pod and did everything together. They were well known as the Nemitz girls! Lillian enjoyed sewing, embroidery, cross stitch, going fishing, and writing in her diary for years on a daily basis. She especially enjoyed spending time with her friends playing cards and Bingo. Lillian was a humble person with a loving heart and always willing to help others.
On October 15, 2014, Lillian became a resident at the Ecumen Pines in Hutchinson. She passed away there on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at the age of 89 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Lillian is survived by her:
Special St. John's Church Family;
Caregiver, Lea Ette Peters of Brownton, MN;
Many other friends.
Lillian is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Ida Nemitz; Siblings, Twin sisters in infancy, Marlin Nemitz, Vera Nemitz, Erwin Nemitz, and Irene Nemitz.