Lillian Eckwright, 91, of Eau Claire, WI, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire.
She was born in Pleasant Valley on December 28, 1919, the daughter of Archibald and Edna (Green) Birtzer. Lillian married Leon T. Eckwright on September 2, 1941, in Winona, MN. Lillian was a member of Lake Street United Methodist Church.
Lillian enjoyed sports, especially baseball, the Packers, wresting of all kinds, watching her great-granddaughters playing fast-pitch softball, and taking trips to the casino with the Clairemont.
Lillian is survived by her three children, Verlin (Geri) Eckwright, Archie Eckwright, and Charlotte (Pete) Rone, all of Eau Claire; sister-in-law, Etta Birtzer of Cleghorn, WI; six grandchildren, Tammy (Jerry) Miller, Dawn (Nick) Stevens, Mike (Gloria) Eckwright, Patty Eckwright, Randy (Sally) Eckwright, and Debbie (Dan) LeMay; fourteen great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; parents; three brothers, Percy Birtzer, Norman (Alyce) Birtzer, and Earl (Mable) Birtzer; a sister, Merciel (Tim) Arnson.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF2V-CKJ : accessed 22 October 2019), Lillian Birtzer in household of Archie Birtzer, Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States; citing ED 141, sheet 10B, line 63, family 203, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1984; FHL microfilm 1,821,984.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9Q8-J25 : accessed 22 October 2019), Lillian L Birtzer in household of Archie D Birtzer, Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 26, sheet 8A, line 41, family 169, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2572; FHL microfilm 2,342,306.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7VJ-Y52 : 29 July 2019), Lillian Birtzer in household of John P Timbers, Ward 10, Eau Claire, Eau Claire City, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 18-20, sheet 17B, line 74, family 410, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4477.
Obituary for Lillian L. (Birtzer) Eckwright; Eau Claire Leader Telegram; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Wednesday, 05 Jan 2011; page 2B.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 October 2019), memorial page for Lillian Birtzer Eckwright (28 Dec 1919–4 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63833471, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by James Seidelman (contributor 9118441)