Lillian Marie Hartzell, age 88, of Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center. Lillian was born on February 6th, 1932 in Kingsley, Mich.; the daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Logsdon) Hansen.

In 1947 Lillian met the love of her life Mr. William E. Hartzell and they were united in marriage on Oct. 29, 1949. Out of this union, Bill and Lillian had three beloved children and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lillian was an avid volunteer for the Commission on Aging in Three Rivers and in her early years a Girl Scout Leader for many years. Lillian worked for Woodhaven Realty for over twenty years. Her true love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lillian will be missed by all who knew her and her gentle, kind spirit.

Lillian leaves to cherish her loving memory; one daughter, Brenda Higgins; two sons, Craig (Tina), and Bradley (Kathy) Hartzell; one sister, Marilyn O’Neill; six grandchildren, Chris, Aaron, Jacob (Aki), and Bradley Hartzell, Will and Hannah Higgins; five great-grandchildren, Dylan, Keegan, Judah, Lily, and June Hartzell.

She was preceded by husband William Hartzell in 2016 and several siblings.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services beginning at noon on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Interment will be held at Peek Cemetery.

Memorial donations in memory of Lillian M. Hartzell may be donated to the St. Joseph County C.O.A. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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