Lillian Palisch

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Lillian D. Palisch, 92, of Altenburg died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Henry and Frieda Ludwig Puchbauer. She was married to Leo Palisch June 26, 1938. He preceded her in death Aug. 30, 1976.

Lillian was baptized Oct. 26, 1919, and confirmed March 20, 1932. She graduated from Oak Ridge High School and attended Normal School (now Southeast Missouri State University) in Cape Girardeau. She taught elementary school at Oak Ridge.

She was active as a mother, 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher, and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, choir, Golden Agers Club, and exercise club in Altenburg.

After the passing of her husband, she became a farm operator. Lillian loved farming, raising flowers, and reading especially about health issues. She knew how to live life through hard work, exercise, good eating habits, and daily prayer. She will be missed.

Lillian is survived by two daughters, Carol Bodenschatz Boehme of Jackson and Dorothy "Dotty" Palisch of Maryland Heights, Mo.; a brother, Carl Puchbauer; three grandchildren, Craig Allen, Landon Bodenschatz and Terri Royer; seven great-grandchildren; a great-stepgrandchild; three nieces; five nephews; two sisters-in-law; and 16 great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Jonathan Stites and Charles Weber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church or charity of choice.