Mary Lillion, age 86 of Cambridge, formerly of Isanti, died June 19, 2017 at GracePointe Crossing, Gables East. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:30 P.M. on Friday, June 23rd at our Isanti Chapel. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service on Friday.
Mary Caroline Lillion was born September 18, 1930 in Isanti to Delford and Esther (Haglund) Peterson. The family moved to Superior, Wisconsin where she was raised and attended Superior High School. She married Robert Lillion on March 25, 1949 and they made their first home in Baudette. They later moved to rural Isanti in Athens Township where they lived for many years. Mary loved raising her children and all of the family gatherings. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and making and decorating wedding cakes. Buck and Mary were invited to the Kennedy inaugural when he was elected President. She was a member of the Isanti VFW Auxiliary. Mary loved life and was a devoted wife and mother. She very much enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and was the first to help those in need.
Mary passed away June 19, 2017 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge, Minnesota at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 1 day. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 2010; and great-granddaughter, Angelique.
Mary is survived by her 7 children, Robert Lillion, Jr., Donald (Lois) Lillion, Bonnie Medin (Bruce), Todd (Patty) Lillion, Laurie Lillion, Kathy Carrier, Gary (Brenda) Lillion; 8 grandchildren, Samantha, Caroline, Ryan, Andrew, Eric, Jennifer, Joseph and Megan; 4 great-grandchildren, Sylvia, Heather, Rebecca and Alika; 2 brothers, Duane Peterson, Donald (Maxine) Peterson; and by many other relatives and friends.