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Lillian Cassellius, 88

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Lillian L. Cassellius, age 88, of Glenwood City, Wis., died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at Glenhaven in Glenwood City.

Lillian was born March 28, 1921 in the township of Springfield, Wis. to Frank and Abbie (Harris) Colburn. She married Walter Cassellius May 20, 1940 at St. John's Catholic Church.

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They farmed for 20 years before purchasing the White Owl Pavilion on Highway G, west of Glenwood City, from Lloyd and Ella Rossburg; which they operated for 13 years before returning back to farming.

Lillian enjoyed gardening, canning and traveling. She loved quilting, fishing and camping on Nelson Lake.

Lillian is preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter in 2007; infant brother Donald; sisters Ceil Wilk, Margaret McGee, Ruby Bauer, Dorothy Schillinger and Violet Schrieber; brothers Everett and Fredrick Colbrun; and son-in-law Tom McGee.

Lillian is survived by six daughters and one son; Joan DeSmith and husband Charles of Glenwood City, Wis., Margie McGee of Turtle Lake, Wis., Doris Kahler and husband Dale of Luck, Wis., Charlotte Larson and husband John of Glenwood City, Wally Cassellius and wife Diane of Mexico, Kathy Dettmann and husband Jim of Somerset, Wis., and Abbie Goossen and husband Doug of Woodville, Wis.; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters Frances Von Behrens, Bernice Cassellius and Virginia Langrehr; brother Jack Colburn and sister-in-law Jeanette Colburn; and brother-in-law Marvin Cassellius. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at St. John's Catholic Church in Glenwood City, Wis. with Father William Murphy as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. A prayer service was to be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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