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Elizabeth L. Lillico, 89

Elizabeth Louise (Maxwell) Lillico, age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 18, at the Lake City Hospital.

Elizabeth "Bette/Toots" was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Red Wing, Minn., to Theodore and Myrtle Maxwell. In 1944, Bette married John "Bill" Lillico during World War II. In 1948, Bill and Bette moved to Rochester and had 6 children; Jim (deceased), Cathy Lillico Knobel, Nancy Eubank (Tom), Linda Ziegler (Joe), Jackie (deceased), Todd Lillico (Eryne).

John and Bette were active members of the American Legion and Bette served in the Legion Auxillary. They resided in Rochester for 23 years where they had an abundance of friends for many years. In 1971, Bill and Bette moved to Red Wing with their son Todd and grandson Duffy.

They purchased the H&R Block and Bette worked as a receptionist. She also opened a gift shop called "Granny's". They rekindled many friendships with old friends and traveled with many.

Bette was loved dearly by her children, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. To know her, was to love her.

Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Red Wing at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22. A remembrance gathering will be held at 10 a.m. A luncheon will be served following the memorial service.

A private committal service will be held at Fort Snelling at a later date.