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“Dear Cheri, the way you have exemplified Christ through this journey has kept your moms love for people alive. Continue on. Love you Roy and Debbie...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Debbie wise - friend

“To the family of Lila, I am so very sorry for the loss of such a beloved perosn in your lives...please know you will be in my prayers...may God's...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: kim - Phoenix , AZ

“Dear Cheri & family, I remember your Mother being the sweetest person! May the peace which comes from the memories of the love you shared,...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Sandra Norby Silitz - Maple Grove, MN

“So sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts. ”
4 of 32 | Posted by: Lana Strom Carlson - Stanchfield , MN

“RIP ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Nancy Vicknair - Turlock, CA

“Cheri and family, I was shocked to read about Lila's death. I had worked with Lila at Willmar Mfg in the 1980's. She was a dear lady. It is so...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Susan Foster - Pelican Rapids, MN

“dear cheri, roy and i are so sorry for the loss of your mother. our prayer are for your entire family. i knew lila when i attended redeemer and have...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: roy and debra wise - broken arrow, OK

“We do not know Lila personally, but her journey in life has touched us. We read about her story and our hearts go out to all the family members. I ...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Jim & Jill McEachern - Andover, MN

“Thinking of you and your family today as we celebrate Lila's life. She was so important in my Mom and Dad's lives and such an inspiration for all of...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Kris (Peters) Kreutzer - Medford, OR

“My prayers are with your family in this terrible time. Lila was a wonderful woman who helped make my family feel welcome at Redeemer, and her...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Kristine Carlson

“I miss you Lila! Such severe sinkhole in my heart. Never met such a fear, kind, giving person. ”
11 of 32 | Posted by: Anngel Schweiss - Bloomington, MN

“I worked with Lila at the Jackson telephone office back in the 50's. She was my chief operator for a time. Always a great person to work with and...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Dorothy Elness - Windom, MN

“To Lila's Family - My prayers are with you in this time of mourning for Lila. I will miss seeing her friendly smile and warm hello whenever I...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Terri (Steffen) Anderson - MN

“Your Mom talked to me about a month ago when I was at church with my parents. It was something she always did whenever I happened to be in church in...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Sarah (Meyer) Sailer - SD

“I always enjoyed Lila. She was a very beautiful and friendly person. Her faith was very strong and she enjoyed everyone. I was in shock when I...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Rev. Dean Hartley - Underwood, ND

“On behalf of all the members of the Bone Builders senior exercise class, may I extend our deepest sympathy at the loss of your beautiful mother. ...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Peggy Lister - friend

“Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. When we were new to Willmar Lila was one of...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Sue Hartley - Underwood, ND

“I will miss running into your mom at the Willmar activities she was such a sweetheat and always had grandkids with her. She was an awsome lady. So...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Laurie Sherwood - Willmar, MN

“She will live on in the hearts of the people she touched. She will NEVER be forgotten but remembered for all her kindness, generosity, and her faith...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Connie Beckius - Sherburn, MN

“I am so sorry to hear of Lila's death. She was a wonderful volunteer. I knew her as one of the Bone Builder leaders through RSVP. She was a kind,...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Donna Whitcomb - Litchfield, MN

“Cheri - I worked with Lila at Willmar Mfg. for 16 years. She was a dear, dear friend. The world will be a much sadder place without her. I am praying...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Lynn Inselmann - Friend

“Cheri, Your Mom is special to me. Lila was my Admin Assistant while I worked at Willmar Mfg. Over the years, we would call each other on rare...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Tim Leonard Bauer - Los Angles, CA

“I was saddened to learn of your unexpected loss. Please know that I am praying for God's comfort and close presence with each of you during these...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Bob Benson - Mason, OH

“Cheri,and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lila was the most wondeful person I have ever worked with and also was a wonderful friend. I will miss...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Myron K Dunlavy - WIillmar, MN

“So sorry for your loss. Jarek sure enjoyed her as his cruise mate ;) Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Ceballos' s. ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Jane Ceballos - St. Michael, MN

“She was a very special lady. We worked at MFG for many years. She will be missed. ”
26 of 32 | Posted by: Gerald Marti - Willmar, MN

“I'm so sorry for the passing of your mother and grandmother. Lila was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. May God's love and comfort be...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Jan Erickson

“What can I say to help relieve the burden you are enduring. I am deeply sorry for Lila's passing. I will be letting mom know today. She was a dear...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Leah Stanek (Randall) - Eagan, MN

“I was shocked and saddened to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you walk this journey. I knew Lila nearly all my life...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Sue (Ewoldt) Lange - Kasson, MN

“I am so sorry to hear about Lila. Lila was such a kind person. You are in my prayers ”
30 of 32 | Posted by: Diane mages - Paynesville, MN

“Lila was always there to be supportive and offer kind words of encouragement. Her strength and positivity quietly worked wonders in so many lives,...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Marla M - Otsego, MN

“There are no words to say that can take away the difficulty and pain of Lila's death. I ALWAYS enjoyed the times your mom was over and admired her...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Terry St.Martin - Brooklyn Park, MN


Lila Warwick, 79, of Willmar, died Monday, July 29, at her home in Willmar.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, August 3, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Village Cemetery in Welcome at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar,
Lila Mae Warwick was born May 26, 1934, in Jackson, Minnesota, the daughter of Edward and Ella (Ullrich) Werner. She was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson, attended Petersburg Consolidated School and graduated from Jackson High School in 1952. Upon graduating, she worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company.
On September 22, 1956, she was united in marriage to Robert Warwick. Their marriage was blessed with two children: Kent and Cheri. They lived in Welcome, Minnesota and later moved to Paullina, Iowa, where Lila continued to work for the telephone company. In 1963, they moved to LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where Lila worked for the LaCrosse Rubber Mills. They moved to Willmar in 1969 and Lila began a 29 year career with Willmar Manufacturing, retiring in 1998.
Lila was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, financial secretary, preschool volunteer and on the board of evangelism. Lila enjoyed her time with family and grandchildren and her church family as well.
She is survived her children, Kent Warwick of North Dakota and Cheri Ekbom of Brooklyn Park; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Warwick of Willmar; eight grandchildren, Michael (and Nikki) Wieberdink, Robbie Warwick, Ryan Warwick, Reanne Warwick, Nathan Ekbom, Emily Ekbom, Katie Ekbom and Molly Ekbom; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Wieberdink and Paxton Layon; two brothers, Orrie (and Lois) Werner and Leland (and Mazie) Werner, both of Jackson; a sister, LaVerne Beseke of Sherburn; a sister-in-law, MaryAnn Werner of Jackson; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert in 1976; a brother, Ronald Werner; and a sister, Marcella Libra.

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