Obit: Piller, Florence E. (1928 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Blank, Brock, Brost, Elliott, McHale, Piller, Rabska, Retherford, Schwarting

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 04/25/2013

Piller, Florence "Dolly" E. (Schwarting) (1 JUL 1928 - 18 APR 2013)

Florence "Dolly" E. Piller, 84, died surrounded by her family and under hospice care on Thursday, April 18 at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center in Medford, where she had resided the past seven months.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville, with Father Fredrick Brost officiating. Interment was at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford. Pallbearers were Steven Piller, Scott Piller, Robert Piller, Brian Piller, Randy Elliott and Jake Brock.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Florence Schwarting was born on July 1, 1928 in Medford to the late Henry and Elizabeth (McHale) Schwarting. She attended Medford area schools.

On December 26, 1942, she married Robert H. Piller, who survives. In 1967, they relocated to Illinois where they lived for 23 years, then in 1990 moved back to Stetsonville where they owned and operated Partners Bar and Restaurant, retiring in 1994.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Sycamore, Ill. She enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, trips to the casino and her family.

In addition to her husband, survivors include four sons, Gary of Medford, Bruce of Fond du Lac, Mark (Debbie) of West Fargo, N.D., and Rocky (Debbie) of Crystal Lake, Ill.; two daughters, Betty (Dennis) Elliott of Cortland, Ill., and Lynn (Doug) Retherford of DeKalb, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Dora Piller of Schaumburg, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Donna and Dennis "Butch"; a brother, Henry; and three sisters, Linda Piller, Doris Rabska and Elsie Blank.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hope Hospice.

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