Lillian Lydia Johanna Sporleder, age 87, of Altamont, Illinois, passed away at 3:17 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at HSHS St. Anthony Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, Illinois with a one-hour viewing prior to service. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Pastor Marcus Manley will be officiating. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Altamont Lutheran Care, or donor’s choice.
Lillian was born November 19, 1931 the daughter of George Suckow and Emma (Leppin) Suckow in Altamont, Illinois. She married Melvin Albert Sporleder on September 12, 1954 at the Zion Lutheran Church, Altamont, Illinois. They were preparing to celebrate 65 years of marriage this September. Lillian was a homemaker and a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter Lutheran Ladies Aid/LWML, American Legion Auxiliary, and a volunteer at St. John’s Lutheran large print Bible center. She was a volunteer quilter at the Altamont Lutheran Care and the quilters won volunteer of the year award last year. Lillian loved quilting, sewing, gardening, cooking, baking, and she also loved being with her family and friends.
Lillian is survived by her husband; Melvin Sporleder of Altamont, Illinois; one son, Larry Sporleder (wife Carol) of Farina, Illinois; two daughters, Joann Koss (husband, Larry) of Altamont, Illinois, Mary Engel (husband Tedd) of Farina, Illinois; one brother, David Suckow (wife Beverly) of Altamont, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Lacey Summerville (husband Greg) of Flora, Illinois, Pam Buening (husband Jason) of Teutopolis, Illinois, Scott Sporleder (wife Jen) of Farina, Illinois, Mark Sporleder of Edgewood, Illinois, Ashley Yantis (husband Jim) of Cameron, North Carolina, John Koss (wife Shelley) of Altamont, Illinois, Travis Engel (wife Jennifer) of Hurst, Illinois, Lydia Middleton (husband, Cody) of St. Peter, Illinois; 14 great-grandchildren with one on the way; two sisters-in-law, Linda Suckow of Altamont, Illinois, and Lois Sporleder of Altamont, Illinois.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, George and Emma Suckow, and one son in infancy, Mark Allen Sporleder; three brothers, Edgar Suckow, Melvin Suckow, and Richard Suckow; one brother-in-law, Glen Sporleder.