Archbold, OH

Lillian S. (Godeke) Eberle

Lillian Eberle

Lillian Eberle

Lillian S. (Godeke) Eberle, 90, of Holgate, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Vancrest Health Care, in Holgate.

Lillian was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Deshler, to the late William and Emma(Hoops) Godeke.

On July 1, 1956, she married Arthur Eberle, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1975.

Lillian is survived by four children, Becky Hurst of Archbold, John ( Liz) Eberle and Tim (Sandy) Eberle of Holgate, and Bonnie (Bill) Imbrock of Hamler; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Joe) Allen, Bradley Hurst, Renee (Tim)……… Black, Nicole Hurst, and Alison Imbrock; three great-grandsons, Simon and Mathias Allen and Raylan Black; and three more on the way.

She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Roger Hurst; a sister, Alma Orthwein; and a brother, Wilbur Godeke.

Lillian was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Holgate, where she served as elder, Sunday school teacher, and made woven rugs for its bazaar.

She was also a member of the William F. Helmke 340 Legion Post Auxiliary, and a former 4-H advisor.

She enjoyed sitting on her porch swing, reading, making quilts, and painting, and baking. She loved decorating for Christmas, visiting Frankenmuth, and traveling to Amish country, with an occasional trip to the casino.

Lillian thoroughly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by all.

Visitation was held on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Holgate. Funeral services were at the church on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Pastor David Orr officiated. Committal services and burial took place at the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the St. John’s United Church of Christ’s Memorial Fund, Henry County Agricultural Society, or to the family to be used as they wish.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Snyder- Hoening Funeral Home, 209 N. Wilhelm Street, Holgate.

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