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.
Robert Lillion Jr. says
Mom’s meatloaf was world famous!!!!!!
Cheli Lillion says
Aunt Mary will be missed by many!! She was a beautiful soul!! Love to you All of our family!!
Caroline Vetsch says
Some of the best times I had as a kid was when all of us as a family would go with grandma and grandpa to Rush Lake. Grandma would get up early in the morning and take the boat out herself to catch the fish, but she hated bullheads, so she would burn them off the line with a cigarette. She would clean the fish, then when she would fry them. It was like a little beer for the batter, a little beer for grandma. She would always have advice for you. Some of it was ridiculous just to make you laugh, but some was very useful. When we would go visit her in the nursing home we went in hopes that we would cheer her up, but usually by the time we would leave, we would be the ones laughing about her funny stories. When she was recently asked if she had any new boyfriends, she said no, she had already had the love of her life, and that was all she needed..