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“Terry and I both loved Lillian and have fond memories of her when all of us worked at the hospital. Her dedication and energy were very admirable....Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Terry and Sue Weaver - Ballwin, MO

“Although there is over forty years difference in age and I didn't see Lillian very often, I consider her my friend. She was one of those people that...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Mistel de Varona - Dowagiac, MI

“This past September Lillian hosted a pre-wedding luncheon for me, my mom (Doris Ashley), sister and friend. It was so nice of her to do this for me....Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Deb Fiits-Ashcroft - Goshen, IN

“Dear Family, My deepest sympanthy on the lost of your mother. She was a wonderful woman who always had kind things to say to everyone. I worked...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Elizabeth Swift - Marcellus, MI

“Be at rest dear Lil~ I have nothing but fond memories of her at BLMH-the calmness and kindness and dedication to nursing. Peace~ ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Panzica - Fort Myers, FL

“In lieu of flowers she ask you to do an act of kindness. That is Lillian in a nutshell. That describes her spirit to a T. I never saw her that her...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Ketchum - Plant City, FL

“Lillian was always more of a sister to me than an aunt. We were in the same grade growing up, so we shared the same school memories and classmates. ...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Dolores Scobey - Delton, MI

“Lillian brought so much compassion to everyone she knew. She made all her co-workers her family. Lillian always made sure to smile and ask how you...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Debra & Duane Stover - Dowagiac, MI

“I first met Lillian in the early 70's when her and I worked for several years at Kauffman's furniture store. Then her an I met up again when we both...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Rosemary Brooks - Dowagiac , MI

“Lillian you taught me when I first started at Lee in 1980 and then again when I returned as a RN in 2009. Your dedication and devotion to the care...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Carolyn and Jim Mosier - Dowagiac, MI

“Lillian was always such a wonderful and caring person. She wll be greatly missed by all who knew her. My sincere condolences to her family. We are...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Sondra Bookwalter - Niles, MI

“Lillian was the sweetest person--caring, loving, and a friend to all. Each time our paths crossed she would ask about my daughters and their families...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Goodrich - Decatur, MI

“She was the best friend a person could ever have. She will be missed deeply by many people. My family especially, for all the times she was there...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Deb (Waldschmidt) Loveridge - MI

“Dear Family......Please accept my sincere condolences. I loved her and she was a good friend. I cannot attend the services but she will never be...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Ardith Eby - Osceola, IN

“Dear Family...I am so deeply shocked to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a dear friend and we shared many happy times together. I am so sorry...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Jannette Rafferty - Cassopolis, MI

“Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Lillian. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy K. Arnold - Oshtemo, MI


Lillian Schoetzow passed away May 12, 2013 peacefully at home with her family. She was born September 21, 1934 the daughter of Alexander and Mary (Gresik) Safin. She was employed at Lee Borgess Memorial Hospital for 34 ½ years where she received an award for Employee of the Month and Employee of the year as a LPN and a RN. She loved working outside in the garden, fishing and playing golf. She was a member of Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church in Dowagiac. She is survived by 2 sons, David Schoetzow of Dowagiac and Doug (Jody) Schoetzow of Portage, MI, one brother Leonard Safin of Decatur, MI, 2 granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 2 great grandsons. Her family will gather with friends on Thursday from 10am to 11am at Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church where a Mass will begin at 11am. There will be a luncheon immediately after the Mass at the church and then laid to rest at Lakeside Cemetery in Decatur. In lieu of flowers she would appreciate that you show someone a random act of kindness. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Lillian at www.yazel-clark.com.