Gretel Lilie

Jul 12, 1938 - Sep 26, 2012


Gretel Lilie, 74, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at her residence.  

She was born July 12, 1938, in Niebull, Germany, to Peter F. and Trinke E. (Westensen) Hansen. 

On Oct. 5, 1957, in Port Clinton, she married Hans J. Lilie and he preceded her in death Dec. 13, 2011.

Gretel worked for the Port Clinton City Schools and Standard Products.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Port Clinton.mGretel enjoyed working in the yard, reading, bike riding and walking. She was a devoted wife to her husband Hans. Gretel will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. 

Survivors include her sons, Max J. (Kathy) Lilie and Todd M. (Kelly) Lilie; grandchildren, Heidi (Cory) Musser, Max Lilie, Mindy (Brett) Powell, Brian Lilie, Justin Lilie, Michelle Lilie and Margaret (Tim) Bergeman; great-grandchildren, Troy, Lilly, Riley, Baylee, Carson, Landon, Gage, Lorin and one on the way; mother, Trinke Hansen; sisters and brothers, Marianne Knepper, Trudy Houle, Peter (Georgie) Hansen, Helga (Fred) Pluckhorn, Margaret (Bob) Danklefsen and Fred (Karen) Hansen; and brother-in-law, Glen Tesnow.

Gretel was preceded in death by her husband, Hans Lilie; father, Peter Hansen; and sister-in-law, Klara Tesnow.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.

Memorial contributions in memory of Gretel can be given to the American Diabetes Association.

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