Lillian Welvaert


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Posted Online: June 26, 2014, 11:01 pm
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Lillian L. Welvaert, 90, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Geneseo.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo. Fr. Michael Pakula will celebrate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo. A visitation for Lillian will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Geneseo, with a scripture service at 1:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Lillian Welvaert Memorial Fund.
Lillian was born on July 22, 1923, in Moline, the daughter of Frank and Emily VanPratt Sutterman. She was united in marriage to Francis Welvaert on Jan. 13, 1945, in Milan. He preceded her in death May 2, 2001.
Lillian owned and operated the Little Red Vegetable Barn for over 35 years and also worked at the SS Crescis Store in Moline.
Lillian was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and Circle No. 11. She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking, sewing, crafting and gardening.
She is survived by her daughters, Pat Flood, Janesville, Wis., Vickie (Dwight) McCay, Moulton, Ala., Susan Whittington, Geneseo, Julie (Jeff) Stage, Geneseo; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Francis; and her sister, Berniece Sutterman Scott Shaw.
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