E. Lillian Havel, 100, of West Virginia, formerly of Burlington, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 at the Wyngate Assisted Living Facility in Barboursville, West Virginia.
Lillian was born in Maple Grove, Minnesota on June 1, 1922, to Edward and Elizabeth (nee Ferrian) Weber. Her early life was spent in Maple Grove and the Minneapolis area. She graduated from Maple Grove Elementary School and Osseo High School in Osseo, Minnesota. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from the College of St. Theresa in Winona, Minnesota. She worked as a medical technologist in Minneapolis before marriage.
On Sept. 2, 1948, at St. Bernard’s Church in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, she was united in marriage to Cyril M. Havel. He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 2008. In 1964, they moved to Burlington where her husband was employed as a Supervisory Agent for the Soo Line Railroad.
Lillian was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Burlington. She was a former member of Racine Astronomical Society and Lakeland Audubon Society. She was also a member of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Historic Preservation Society.
Lillian is survived by her grandchildren, Kim (Michael) Schroeder and Lynn (Mindy) Schattner; five great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Colette Schattner; son, Brother Gregory Havel O.F.M., and siblings Edward Weber, James Weber, and Barbara Weber.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Love, Inc. or Franciscan Friars Assumption BVM Province.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Waterford with Father Ed officiating. Relatives and friends can meet with the family before the mass from 10 until 11:15 a.m. Burial will take place following the mass at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Burlington.
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home is serving the family. Well-wishers may visit www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.