Obituary for Lillian V. (Zaura) Blank
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Lillian V. (Zaura) Blank

May 15, 1928 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 92)

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July 28, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. John Green Garden Lutheran Church
82660 547th Ave
Madison, NE 68748

A Funeral Service for the immediate family of Lillian V. Blank, age 92, of Madison will be Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Church Green Garden.  Reverend Barry Williams will officiate.  Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. A Public Visitation will be Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Lillian passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Lillian Victoria was born May 15, 1928 southwest of Madison to Ralph and Victoria (Likpetris) Zaura. She was baptized at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Lillian graduated from Liberty Consolidated School east and south of Madison in 1945. She attended Wayne State Teacher’s College and received her teaching certificate. She taught rural school District 15 and District 40 in Madison County.

On December 20, 1951 she married Don Blank at St. John Lutheran Church Green Garden. To this union, Pamela Kay, Patricia Lynn, and Alan Donald were born. While her husband was overseas in Korea, she worked at the telephone office. Then, the couple farmed for 30 years west of Madison until 1977.  Since then, the family moved to Madison and Lillian worked for the Madison Star Mail and the Madison Public Library.

 A memorable trip for her was going with her family to Lithuania to see relatives. Lillian enjoyed crafting with the grandkids, creating paintings of scenery, and going on bus tours with Don. She will be remembered for her warm smile and the jokes she would send with birthday cards.

She is survived by her husband, Donald, of Madison, children Patricia Weiland of Stanton, Pamela (Patrick) Persch of Denver, CO, and Alan (Vicki) Blank of Madison, grandchildren Kevin Weiland, Traci Weiland, Darin Weiland, Michael Persch, Kenny Blank, Kate Elting, and Kimberly Blank, great-grandchildren, Olivia and Wesley Weiland, and Bruce and Clark Matthew, and sister Ruth Adams of Omaha.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Kasimer, Verne, Halmer, and Fabian.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lutheran High Northeast High School.  


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