Obituary of Anna Rill
Anna Rill nee Lehmann passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at age 94. Anna was born February 28, 1926 in Kernei (now Kljajicevo) Yugoslavia to Franz and Magdalena Lehmann nee Dworatschek. Anna married Jakob, her beloved life partner, on July 20, 1948 in Germany. In March 1952, now with two daughters, they immigrated to the United States, settling in Waukesha.
A woman of many talents, Anna was an accomplished seamstress who knitted, crocheted, upholstered furniture and decorated cakes. She loved to bake and feed family, friends and neighbors. Every summer and fall, Anna and Jake would pickle, can or freeze fruits and vegetables and share the bounty from their substantial garden. Neighborhood children knew there would always be a cookie or a piece of candy when they came to her door.
Church and faith were central to Anna’s life. Anna and Jakob were founding members of St. William Parish. She was an active member of Christian Mothers and helped prepare meals for events at church.
Anna is survived by her children, Christina Rill, of Milwaukee, Ann (Jim) Bradach, of Colgate, and Frank (Rhonda) Rill of Davenport, FL; grandchildren, Erica (Breck) Steffen, of Waukesha, Robert (Julie) Hamilton, of Waukesha, Lisa (Quincy) Lyons, of Milwaukee, Christopher Hamilton, of Waukesha, Daniel (Joellen) Bradach, of Wauwatosa, Andrew (Courtney) Hamilton, of Columbia, SC, Michael Rill, of Brookfield, and Ryan Rill, of Davenport, FL. She is further survived by 10 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Jakob Rill, and her sisters, Magdalena Lehmann and Marianne Auer.
A very special thanks to Lydia, Rina, and Steve for their loving care and outings that kept Anna engaged with the world while she lived at home and their children who kept her entertained and laughing.
Visitation for Anna will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 9:15am until the start of the funeral mass at 10:00am at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd Waukesha, WI 53188. Burial will immediately follow mass at St. Joseph Cemetery in Waukesha. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. William Catholic Church.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262 542 6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com
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