Lillian E. Walters, 88 of Watkins, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. A private family burial will be held at St. Anthony Cemetery in Watkins. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball at a later date. Arrangements are with the Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins.
Lillian was born on July 20, 1931 in Buffalo, Minnesota. She was the daughter of William and Frieda (Kiphuth) Marschel. She grew up in Annandale and attended the Annandale High School. On November 12, 1949, Lillian was united in marriage to Ervin Walters in Minneapolis. They resided in Minneapolis and Bloomington where Lillian operated an in home childcare service. They moved to Clear Lake near Watkins in 1983. Her husband, Ervin, passed away on February 16, 2011. Lillian was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball and the Kimball Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, visiting both coasts, Hawaii and Alaska four times. Lillian also enjoyed sewing, especially wedding dresses and quilting. She will be remembered for her chocolate chip cookies.
Lillian is survived by her children, Barbara (Bill) Liedman of Kimball, Beverly (Richard) Arten of Burnsville, Kathleen (Michael) Ryan of Dellwood, Thomas (Renee’) Walters of Backus, Todd (Traci) Walters of Darwin; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Arliene Huikko of Annandale, Joyce Nelson of Annandale. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ervin; brothers, Arnold, Ben, Vernon and Delbert Marschel.
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