Saturday, August 7, 2021

Lillie Ann David

Lillie Ann David, age 86, passed peacefully at home in Fowlerville, Michigan surrounded by her children on July 19, 2021. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was born on January 6th 1935 in Royal Oak Mi to George John Hilzinger and Anna Christine (Nielsen) Hilzinger. She graduated from Royal Oak High School in 1953 and married her high school sweetheart William Joseph David in 1953.

Lillie Ann “Lil” David had been a member of the Fowlerville community since 1968 when she moved to a farm with her husband, nurtured her five children and filled her home with love and the scent of baking bread. Steadfast, strong and resilient, she was devoted to her husband, children, and extended family. She was a caring and compassionate neighbor. Those close to her knew her by her great love of reading, sewing, knitting and gardening, interests which she shared with and passed to her children and grandchildren. Her care and love for the community was reflected by her career driving a school bus for twenty years for LESA, where she influenced and mentored many special needs students.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William “Farmer Bill” David and brothers Phillip Hilzinger, Erwin Hilzinger, and William Hilzinger. She is survived by daughters: Bonnie (Paul) David-Such, Mary Ellen Loomis, Martha (William) Christine; and sons: William F. (Kelly) David and John David; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Lil's life will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Mercy Homecare & Hospice or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

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