Lillian Jean Eklund

  • Born: June 7, 1931
  • Died: August 13, 2016
  • Location: Adrian, Michigan

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Adrian, MI 49221

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Lillian Jean Eklund, age 85, of Adrian, was called Home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, August 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at Hospice of Lenawee's Hospice Home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 7, 1931, in Palmyra, to Virgil and Martha (Byrd) Mann. On December 1, 1951, she married Ellsworth Eklund. He preceded her in death. Lillian celebrated her faith every day, by the way she lived her life and raised her family. She was a member of the Adrian First Church of the Nazarene and a member of Turning Point Church. In addition to her devout faith, she loved spending time with her family, and especially going to all of her grandchildren's activities. Lillian was always excited to travel having taken many trips throughout her life. She was an enthusiastic doll maker and collector.
Lillian is survived by her children, Larry (Cheryl) Eklund of Adrian, Laura (Carl) Davis of Adrian, Ellen (Dave) Harrison of Greenville, PA, Brian (Susan) Eklund of Adrian, Julie (Bob) Reed of Hillsdale, Yvonne (Michael) Jones of Jasper, Melanie (Steve) Miller of Fairfield, Amy (Jason) Konz of Adrian; siblings, Myrtle (MJ) Hill of Winchester, TN, Joyce Fischer of Blissfield, MI, John Mann of Concho, AZ, Herbert (Peggy) Mann of Elora, TN, Leonard (Hilda) Mann of Flintville, TN, Ray (Carolyn) Mann of Winchester, TN, Faye (Thomas) Thornes of Huntland, TN, Vesta Carter of Huntland, TN, Violet (Malcomb) Gardner of Huntland, TN, Larry Mann of Nashville, TN, Wanda Prather of Concho, AZ, Ellen (Roy) Moore of Huntsville, AL, and Nancy (David) Farris of Estill Springs, TN; 36 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Mann.
Funeral services for Lillian will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Reverend Larry Betz officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Adrian First Church of the Nazarene or Turning Point Church. Envelopes available at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


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So sorry to hear of Lillians death, she was a wonderful person and cousin, I will be praying for all of the family!

Posted by Norma Presnell Babb - Elizabethton, TN - Family   August 15, 2016

love and prayers to you Cheryl and Larry and family

Posted by martha harsh - moreci, MI - Friend   August 15, 2016

I first knew Lillian from Adrian City Friends Church, when we were young children. I always admired Lillian for her steadfastness in her faith. She loved the Lord and testified to that many times! Even after being diagnosed with cancer her faith never wavered! She was such a blessing to all who knew her! I will miss seeing my good friend,Lillian. Since we now live in Dayton, Ohio...we won't be able to attend her funeral, but please know I am so sorry for your loss and pray the Lord will be close to all of you at this sad time!

Love, Ruth

Posted by Ruth Corbin - Dayton, OH   August 15, 2016

We were so sad to hear about Aunt Lil's passing. Praying for grace and mercy for the entire family in this time of mourning. Jane M. Rinna (niece) Teresa Cooper (niece) and Lenore Buice ( sister n law)

Posted by Jane Rinna - Cumming, GA - Family   August 15, 2016

Our hearts grieve with the family during this time, yet we rejoice with heaven that Jean is with the Lord! Family, be strong in Christ. Be encouraged in the Scriptures. His love will never fail for you.

Posted by Pastor & Mrs. Charlie M. Carter,Jr. Worship Center Ministries - Saline, MI - Family Friend   August 13, 2016

Lillian was a dear saint and a wonderful Christian lady. I am far richer for having known her and am thankful to have had her as a part of the church body.

Posted by Rev David Fulks - Adrian, MI - Friend   August 13, 2016


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