Date of Death: February 7, 2020

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral services beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Interment will be held at Peek Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Lillian Marie Hartzell, age 88, of Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, February 7th, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center.  Lillian was born on February 6th, 1932 in Kingsley, MI.; the daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Logsdon) Hansen.

In 1947 Lillian met the love of her life Mr. William E. Hartzell and they were united in marriage on Oct. 29th, 1949.  Out of this union, Bill and Lillian had three beloved children and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Lillian was an avid volunteer for the Commission on Aging in Three Rivers and in her early years a Girl Scout Leader for many years.  Lillian worked for Woodhaven Realty for over twenty years.  Her true love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Lillian will be missed by all who knew her and her gentle, kind spirit.

Lillian leaves to cherish her loving memory; one daughter, Brenda Higgins; two sons, Craig (Tina), and Bradley (Kathy) Hartzell; one sister, Marilyn O’neill; six grandchildren, Chris, Aaron, Jacob (Aki), and Bradley Hartzell, Will and Hannah Higgins; five great-grandchildren, Dylan, Keegan, Judah, Lily, and June Hartzell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hartzell in 2016 and several siblings.

Additional Information

Memorial donations in memory of Lillian M. Hartzell may be donated to the St. Joseph County C.O.A.  Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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20 Comments

  1. So sorry to here of Lillian’s death. We had many good times at the COA in Three Rivers and she is missed. She was a very thoughtful woman. Within the last year she had made all three of my granddaughters little lap blankets that they cherish dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and her friends.

    Very sincerely,
    Cathy Frangella Taylor

  2. We knew your family in so many ways. ..adding on to our house, selling it, in the school system. What a gift for us! Bill and Lillian were both such loving , kind, and REAL people. They are one of our very special memories of Three Rivers.
    Blessings and our deepest sympathy,
    Kris and Art Ayers

  3. Your Mom will be Missed !!! She was such a blessing to Us, when we lost our Dad and I became a caregiver to My Mom after Her stroke ……Lillian would send me Christmas cards and tell us what Her and Bill were up to….She was always in touch and giving me encouragement !!! I will Miss her wonderful Spirit……Prayers go out to the Whole Family. She was Loved !!!!

    Cheryl & Gene Ehrhardt

  4. Lillian, after knowing you the past year and so many months, you have grown a place in my heart. You will always be missed. Fly high with the angels and your loving husband. Love you lady.

    • SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOU’RE MOM’S PASSING. MY MOM WENT WAY BACK WITH YOUR MOM N DAD . HAPPENED TO RUN INTO HER LAST FALL AT HORIZON BANK . I SAID LILLIAN N THEN SHE N I STOOD THERE FOR
      10 MINUTES OR SO. REMINISCING. ALWAYS THOUGHT HIGHLY OF HER.
      MY FOLKS HAD THE. SAND HILL . LEE STILL LIVES THERE. I LIVE ON OLD HOMESTEAD N DEL LIVES ON ROBBINS LK RD .
      GOD BLESS
      RHONDA POWELL MILLER.

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