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Lillian E. Statz

Lillian E. Statz

Lillian E. Statz age 89 of Menomonie, died Sunday June 21, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie.

Lillian was born January 14, 1931, in Eau Claire.  She was the daughter of George and Helen (Lehmann) Gunderson.  Lillian grew up in the Township of Ludington, Eau Claire County.  Lillian graduated from Fall Creek High School in 1949.  Lillian worked at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, as a Nurses Aid.

Lillian married John Statz on August 26, 1950 at St. Bridget’s Church in Seymore, Eau Claire County.  Lillian was homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband’s construction business in Chippewa Falls until 1960.  Lillian and her family then moved to Greeley, CO, for her husband’s construction business.  Lillian was very active in Greeley with being a Bookkeeper for her husband’s business, involved in many community activities, such as being PTA President at St. Peter Catholic School and an active member of the Altar Society.  In 1965 Lillian and family moved to Menomonie, where they developed Twin Springs Camping Resort and Pine Crest Acres Subdivision in Menomonie.  Lillian continued working at Twin Springs Campground until she passed away.

Lillian in survived by two sons, Steven (Elizabeth) of Maple Grove, MN, Michael of Menomonie, two daughters, Mary Ann Statz of Maple Grove, MN and Susan (Brian) Schmidt of Millville, MN; five grandchildren, David Statz, Amanda (Matt) Kukowski, Sara (Matt) Hartzheim, Devin Schmidt & Amber Schmidt; two great grandchildren, Weston and Emersyn Kukowski; daughter-in-law, Chrissa Statz of Menomonie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; a son Theodore; five brothers, Daniel, Vincent, Walter, George and Edward; three sisters, Marion Zimmerman, Hattie Nye and Roselene Bakken.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday June 30, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery in Menomonie with Rev. John Mano officiating.


  1. Sands McAlees

    Sue, Brian, Mary; I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of how kind she was to us as we hung out at the campground. I am sure at times she was frustrated but she was always very kind. Hanging out and playing pool in the bar was a lot of fun. I am sending you hugs and prayers of comfort. Sands

  2. Rebecca Paulat (Simon)

    Dear Statz Family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I have memories of her smiling and laughing, and just a warm personality. She will be missed.

  3. Al and Ann Statz

    We have very fond memories of Lil and liked to visit at the campground. Our deepest sympathies to the family. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  4. Larry Marko

    So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, God bless each and everyone in the family.

  5. Tammy. Tom. Becky. and Thomas Revord

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Statz Family and friends. Lil was such a great lady. We always enjoyed the years camping at Twin Springs and they were all like part of our family. We will miss her a lot. May Lil Rest in Paradise.

  6. Steve schultz (baba reba)uw-sp

    Sorry to hear the loss of your mother Steve.

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