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Lillian B. Drier

Lillian B. Drier

Lillian B. Drier, age 85, of Arkansaw, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Our House Senior Living in Menomonie with family by her side.

Lillian was born December 29, 1936, at home in Lima Township, rural Durand. She was the daughter of Ambrose and Marie “Mae” (Schuh) Bauer and grew up in the Lima community.  Lillian graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1954.  Lillian married Thomas Drier August 21, 1956, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima.  After marriage they farmed in Arkansaw and raised their family.

Lillian worked at the Castleberg Clinic in Durand as a nurse assistant until she retired in 2005.

Lillian had a zest for life. She loved hosting gatherings for family and friends.  There was always card playing, dominos and board games.  Food, drink and laughter abundantly filled her house.

Her hobbies included photography, scrapbooking, bird watching, fishing, gardening and making home-made wines.

Lillian enjoyed showing off her collectables of Dickinson Christmas villages, vintage Avon bottles, toothpick holders and antiques.

Lillian loved traveling with her husband and friends.  They traveled most of the United States, their favorites being Hawaii, Alaska and western states.

Music and dance were a big part of Lillian’s life.  She loved to polka and square dance. She sang in the church choir, regularly attended country and blue grass music festivals and demonstrated yodeling skills at many family events.

Lillian was also a woman of faith. She never went to bed without praying the rosary. She participated in CCD instruction, the St Ann’s Altar society and multiple church activities.

Lillian is survived by her 6 children, Susan (Darren) Kerr of Coral Springs, FL, Sandra Drier of Arkansaw, Sharon Drier of Menomonie, John Drier (special friend Deb Sie) of Plum City, James Drier of Menomonie, and Joseph (Jan) Drier of Arkansaw: 18 grandchildren, Brandon, Shelby, Sydney, Jena (Bryce), Jenae, Jeffrey, Brian, Kirsten (Greg), Jessica (Josh), Travis (Katie), Emily, Allison, Jared, Wesley (Madi), Mathew (Fiancé Morgan), Derek, Trevor and Nicole (Grant); 5 great-grandchildren, Elliana, Easton, Aycen, Elise and Lauren; one sister, Arlinda (Ron) Plumer of Holcomb, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Tom, in 2020; siblings Lavern, Raymond, Bernard, Norbert, Lambert (Bauer), Loretta Meixner, and Rosella Pickering.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, February 18, 2022, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw with Rev. Junabe Villapaz officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, February 17th, at Riehl Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Debbie Waltman

    My condolences to the family, Lillian was a wonderful person. I have so many memories of her (and Tom) from the card games, church, and the fun they had with my parents, Jim and Marge. Prayers and hugs to you at this difficult time. This is Rick Traun’s sister....Debbie

  2. Larry and Carol Prissel

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

  3. Carol Pickerign

    Sending love and prayers for families at this difficult time. God bless 3

  4. Char and Paul Fetzer

    Drier family, so sorry to hear of Lillian's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Steven Schultz

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sorry for your families loss.

  6. Kris schlosser

    Prayers to the family


    My sympathy to the entire Drier family!

  8. Walter L Hovland

    So Sorry for your loss - Sending Prayers

  9. Kristine Polzer

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Lillian are together in great health again.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  10. Kathleen Lieffring

    My sympathy to the entire Drier family! Lil was always there for her kids activities & supportive of the church activities. Her presence will be missed!

  11. thomas biles

    prayers to the family

  12. Jack & Donna Barber

    Deepest Sympathy to the Drier families ! She was a wonderful lady ~ Prayers !

  13. Cheryl Chamberlain

    So sorry for your loss. Heaven recieved two great ones in a matter of a few days. But look at the Valentine's day they will have being reunited with their loved one. Moms been gone 10 years and dad missed her every day. It's hard having both parents gone though. Keep those happy memories alive. Laughter is truly the best medicine and your mom could make anyone laugh. God bless. Dennis & Cheryl Chamberlain

  14. Dave and Shelly Kaiser

    Our sympathy goes out to the Drier family. Our family was just asking about Lillian before Dad's passing last week. What a reunion Tom and Lillian and Mom and Dad (Bernard and Evelyn) must be having in heaven! God bless you.

  15. Nick and Sue Sperger

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  16. James Krause

    My sympathy to the Drier family. You are in my prayers. I wish I had know Lillian and Tom better. They were both great people, what I did know of them.

  17. Jean Busson

    Thoughts, prayers, and hugs to all on the loss of Lillian. She had a zest for life. Always full of fun, adventure and liveliness. A very witty lady.

  18. Doug & Donna Gruber

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences for all of the family ????????

  19. Joanne Hovey

    Lillian was quite a lady. Keep her happy memories close to your heart. Sympathy to family ????

  20. Jodie Anderson

    Sympathy to the Drier Family!!! You are in my prayers!

  21. Bob and Madalyn Fleishauer

    Our sincere sympathies to all the Drier families.. Lillian was a beautiful lady.

  22. Randy & Audrey Richardson

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Drier family.

  23. Patrick Laschinger

    My condolences to the Drier family. She was a great lady and a great neighbor.

    Patrick Laschinger

  24. Steven and Bebe Pittman (Cyril and Jane)

    Lillian was great neighbor in the Valley. She is now in the hands of the Lord. Lillian is in our prays. God Bless Steven & Bebe.

  25. Lori

    My deepest sympathies to the Drier family. Lillian was a very special part of my life, as she was not only my Godmother, but was also my eldest Son's Godmother. She was the most beautiful and memorable person I had the honor to have as part of my life.

  26. Monica Whitwam

    So sorry for your loss, what a great lady she was.

  27. Vicci Hutter Rosenberg

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Lillian. Fine lady. God bless this family

  28. Donald heit

    sorry for your loss she was a good woman donny heit

  29. Maralyn & LaVere Anderson

    Our sympathy to the Drier families. May you find peace in knowing that she is finding happiness with Tom once again.

  30. Dennis & Ramona Schneider

    What a beautiful person! Our prayers and thought are with you all.

  31. David & Dorothy Anibas

    Drier family, Our sympathy for the loss of mother.we
    have many memories of fun times with Lillian and Tom,
    square dancing and playing cards and good neighbors.

  32. Janice Bates

    We send our deepest sympathy to the Drier family. Love the picture of Lillian, that's how we remember her.
    Dick and Jan

  33. Allan Baier

    We are sorry for your loss, but glad to know that she is now in God's hands and joining Tom in a peaceful, painless home. Al and Pat Baier

  34. John H Abraham

    Drier Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady and lots of fun. I think of you often. John Abraham

  35. Donna Karshbaum

    God Bless You All, Lilian was a Great and Beautiful Lady, So Sorry for Your Loss ????❤️????

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