Obit: Eskildsen, Lillian A. "Lil" (1928 – 2015)


Surnames: Eskildsen, Zimmerman, Moretz, Brunsvold, Hribar, Low, Wells

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 13 May 2015

Eskildsen, Lillian A. "Lil" (16 DEC 1928 – 6 MAY 2015)

Lillian A. "Lil" Eskildsen, 86, Loyal, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Country Terrace Assisted Living, Abbotsford. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, May 11,at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman officiated. Burial followed in the Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Eskildsen, Andrew Eskildsen, Brian Eskildsen, Todd Eskildsen, Michael Hribar, Nicholas Eskildsen, Eric Eskildsen and Justin Eskildsen.

Lillian Andrina Moretz was born on Dec. 16, 1928, in Perry, Iowa, the daughter of Guy and Myrtle (nee Brunsvold) Moretz. She was born and raised on the family farm and received her education in the Perry area. After completing her schooling, Lil worked on the home farm and helped a neighbor with his ailing wife. She married Glen S. Eskildsen on Feb. 2, 1947, in rural Northwood, Iowa. They farmed in Iowa until 1966, and then moved to a farm northwest of Loyal, where they farmed until February 1979, and then moved into Loyal. Lil worked at Figi's for two years, and then at St. Joseph's Hospital for 17 years. After her husband's death on Dec. 24, 1997, Lil retired and resided in Loyal until moving to her son, Arlen's, home in 2009. She resided there until entering Country Terrace Assisted Living in 2012. Lil was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its TLCW, the Lone Pine Homemakers Club, and was a former member of the Clark County Choraliers. She had many interests, but especially loved being with her family, ceramics, crocheting, cooking, sewing and quilting.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Merle (Dianne) Eskildsen, Sturgeon Bay, Lynn (Tootie) Eskildsen, Loyal, Virginia Hribar, Conroe, Texas, Bruce (Debbie) Eskildsen Spring, Texas, and Arlen (Rhonda) Eskildsen Loyal; 15 grandchildren; 33great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four brothers, Russell Moretz, Hanlontown, Iowa, Art (Sharon) Moretz, Northwood, Iowa, Allan Moretz, Northwood, Iowa, and Wayne (Cindy) Moretz, Bozeman, Mont.; one sister, Marge (Rick) Low, Northwood, Iowa; one brother-in-law, Dan Clayton, Austin, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Joanne Moretz, Northwood, Iowa, and Sandra Moretz, Medford; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lil was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen; one grandson, Jason Eskildsen; one great-grandson, Carter Wells; one sister, Anna Clayton; and two brothers, Donald Moretz and Richard Moretz.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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