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Lillian Pies

Lillian Pies, 90, of Webster passed away Friday March 27, 2020 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Private graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday April 1, 2020 with a live-stream video available at Fiksdal Funeral Service Facebook page. A Celebration Of Life will be held at a later date. Lillian Judith Johnson was born on January 29, 1930 to Jacob and Anna (McCarlson) Johnson on the Johnson family farm near Webster, South Dakota. She attended country schools near Roslyn and graduated from Roslyn High School in 1948. She furthered her education at Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, South Dakota before returning home to teach school in rural Webster. She was united in marriage to Edward Pies on July 10, 1954 at Tabor Lutheran Church. The couple made their home north of Webster where they farmed and raised five children. Lillian worked at Head Start as well as Upton’s Café in Webster before being employed in the dietary department at Bethesda Nursing Home for 36 years until her retirement. After Eddie passed away in 2012, Lillian continued to live on the farm until May 2019 when she moved to Heritage Village apartments in Webster. Lillian was an active member of American Lutheran Church and especially enjoyed working with the quilting group. Lillian loved her many flower gardens and enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, and painting in her spare time. Beyond these creative pursuits, Lillian was a talented cook and baker and liked nothing better than sharing food and baked goods with others. Above all, Lillian loved spending time with her family. Lillian passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the age of 90 years 1 month and 29 days. She will be greatly missed by her son, Tim (Birgit) Pies of Spokane,WA; four daughters: Debra Pies of Webster, SD, Sally Pies of Volga, SD, Melinda (Steve) Zimmerer of Plattsmouth, NE, Barbara (JD) Broderius of Greeley, CO; and five grandchildren: Jamie (Nick) Dethlefs, Abbie and Katie Zimmerer, and Kathryn and William Broderius. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and their husbands: Sylvia (Earl) Luchterhand, Carola (Earl) Davidson, Marylin (Alfred) Hemmingson; and brother and his wife James (Verna) Johnson; as well as twin brothers, Sherman and Julian.

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Your mom was an awesome person, making her an awesome mom. She was a gracious lady who will be missed.

Joyce Anderson Nokleby Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lillian Pies

Joyce Anderson Nokleby Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

We offer our sympathy at the loss of a very wonderful lady. We always enjoyed the Christmas letter with the news of her amazing children. She will be missed. Take care at this time of loss and hope we continue to hear from someone about all of your continued successes. God Bless! Bernie & Lois Engrav

Lois Engrav Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Sending my sincere sympathy to the family. I remember your Mother from growing up and attending the American Lutheran Church ~ her gentle ways, kindness, and beauty inside and out ~ she was a very special lady! Patti Hirtes Weber

Patti Weber Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Although these times are hard there is peace ahead and you all are so so Blessed to of had such a caring loving Angel. She touched the lives of many whom will never forget her, her sweetness and kindness not only towards people but animals as well. I’ll always remember how her eyes would light up when she would go out to the sheep and see Sparky. We wish we could be there for you but your in our hearts our thoughts and our prayers . With deep Sympathy, Brad, Bree and Morgan

Bree Cacioppo Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Lillian was so loving and so gentle, I have such fond memories of her and uncle Eddie, This may be a silly memory but we used to gather with our cousins’ families on Christmas Eve, and we were at the Pies home that year , and of course Santa came to visit with a bag full of presents and as he walked around and stepped in front of me I looked in his boot and saw silk stockings ?? Then I looked closer at Santa and he reminded me a lot of my aunt Lillian (who was nowhere to be seen…) then I knew who Santa really was ...Best Santa ever !!!!!!! And I remember how she made the best sugar pancakes and what a good cook she was and how she loved all of Gods creatures... family, children, loved ones, chickens, puppies, kittens, you name it. Wish she could’ve stayed with us a little longer but I know her body was weary and God had a plan and took her to her heavenly home... sad that we cannot all be there at this time, but joyful knowing she’s in her heavenly Father’s loving arms - With Our Deepest Sympathy & Much Love- Ryan & Lorilee Becker and Family

Lorilee & Ryan Becker Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Sally and family, prayers for you during this time of mourning and remembering. Trish Sterud

Trish Sterud Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

Sally and family, prayers and hugs to all of you. While I only met your mother a handful of times in person, I know that she was a wonderful woman who raised a strong family. I know she will be very much missed. May your many wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days and years ahead.

Carrie Oorlog Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an Angel. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jean Hommel-Kessler

Jean Hommel-Kessler Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lillian Pies

Charlotte Hoverstadt Mar 28 2020 12:00 AM

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