Michael Duane Lillie
- September 15, 1952 - August 8, 2012
- Prescott, Iowa
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“I was really sad to see Mike's obituary in the Lenox paper. We were the only two in our class starting in kindergarten through second grade and then...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Margaret Miller Murphy - IA
“Joe and family, so sorry to here about Mike, may all of you receive
pease as time goes on. It is hard to loose a close family member. If
there...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Larry & Kay Raper - Fontanelle, IA
“We are very Sorry to know about your great loss. Mike was a wonderful person. We will always miss him. Our deepest condolences are with you and your...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mike and Becky Smith - Lenox, IA
“Pam and family,
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Far too young. I could tell how much he enjoyed his family when they visited him at CNR. Keeping...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Beckett - Colo, IA - friend
“sorry to hear of mike's passing. The last time I saw Mike was at his dad's funeral. We use to go to the Lewis reunion in Creston to catch up on...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: pat mcley (lewis) (oldest daugher ofearl and evelyn lewis) - IA
“Mike will be greatly missed! I loved every moment I got to spend with him. Piper will cherish the pictures of her and Grandpa & enjoy the stories...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Tristin Lillie - Prescott, IA
Memorial services for Michael D. Lillie, age 59, of Prescott, formerly of Lenox, who died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Corning Nursing and Rehab will be held Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox. Visitation will be held 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday, August 13, 2012 at the United Presbyterian Church. Private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.
Michael Duane Lillie was born September 15, 1952, in Creston, Iowa; the son of Earle Duane and Bessie Alice (Lewis) Lillie. He lived most of his life in the Lenox area. Michael graduated from the Lenox High School with the Class of 1970 where he played football and baseball and was also a member of the Boy Scouts. He then later earned his Associates of Liberal Arts Degree at SWCC and attended one year at Northwestern Missouri State University in Maryville towards a teaching degree. On October 14, 1978 he was united in marriage to Pamela Klassen at the Lenox Christian Church.
Michael worked as a fence builder most of his life. In recent years, he was employed managing hog farms with Iowa Select and also enjoyed the ministry of being a mentor for many children. Michael was always the one to tell a joke. He was a simple man that never wanted much and always valued his friendship with others. He loved fishing, Civil War history, playing hearts on the computer, and most of all, his family.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 33 years, Pamela Lillie of Prescott; his children: Matthew (Shawn) Lillie of Creston, Robert (Heather) Lillie of Corning, Tyler (Shelly) Lillie of Lenox, Joe (Sarah) Lillie of Corning, and Gary (Tristin) Lillie of Prescott; his grandchildren: Samantha, Ashley, Kathryn, Piper, Antoine, Adrian, and Gracie; his sister Virginia Surber of Chillicothe, MO; and his many friends and relatives.
Preceding Michael in death are his parents and two sisters, Barbara Shehan and Susan Lillie.
Michael was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and along with his sons an avid Nebraska fan.