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In Memory

Lillian Reitnauer Risheill, Retiree, Passes Away

March 17, 2011

Lillian Risheill died on March 14.

She was born on May 15, 1916, in Jackson, MI. Lillian lived in Jackson until she started following her husband, Rick, around the world as he served in the Army for 20 years.

She retired from Colorado State University after 25 years of services and was an avid Ram Fan. Lillian was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church and enjoyed her church circle. Her other interests were Home Demonstration Club and Questers. She was an accomplished and prolific knitter.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Rick, three siblings, an infant great-grandson, and a grandson-in-law. She is survived by her daughter, Marie, and sons, Curly, Bill (Glenice) and Don (Barbara). She is also survived by eight grandchildren and a sister, Margaret Foster (Richard) of Jackson, Michigan.

Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 17,  at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment at Resthaven Memory Gardens. A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Rigden Farm Senior Living. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army or Senior Alternatives in Transportation (SAINT) in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 S Hwy 28, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at

Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
Phone: (970) 491-6009