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Lilly (Kasseroler) Ryan

Born: Fri., Aug. 11, 1916
Died: Tue., Sep. 4, 2018


Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Tue., Sep. 11, 2018
Location: St. Peters Catholic Church


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Missoula - Lilly Ryan, formerly of Anaconda, passed away Tuesday, September 4th in Missoula. Lilly Marion Kasseroler and her twin, Lena Mary were born to Austrian immigrants, Karl and Fortunata “Anna” (Lozzer) Kasseroler on August 12th, 1916 in Polson. Lilly and Lena were constant companions. After completing school, Lilly married Harold Halverson. Their son, George, was born in 1933. Sadly, Harold passed away in 1935. Lilly moved to Anaconda to work at Montana State Hospital (Warm Springs) where she made lifelong friends. Lilly fell in love with Anaconda. Her spunk, resilience and sense of humor were well suited for the Smelter City. She married Ed Ryan on June 14th,1941. They raised their children Carl (Butch) and Patty on Alder Street. She loved the tight knit Goosetown neighborhood and welcomed everyone, especially children, in their home. Lilly went to great lengths and sacrifice to be sure her family had everything they needed and wanted. She and Ed were more than grandparents, they were best buddies, protectors, occasional accomplices and alibi witnesses when the kids found themselves in trouble with their parents. We will miss Grandma Lilly most when the Lilacs bloom and Flathead Cherries are ripe for picking. Lilly was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Harold and Ed, beloved siblings, twin Lena, Anna, Rena, Tony and Charlie, and infant grandson, Sean Ryan. Those who will treasure her memory are her her children George Halverson, Butch (Penney) Penney Ryan and Patty (Joe) Guiberson, grandchildren Geret (Dean) Chrestenson, Ryan (Jill) Guiberson, Donnie (Emily) Guiberson, Jeanne(Dave) Joscelyn, Heidi Halverson and Steve Torcoletti, Ken Halverson, Tom Halverson, Beau Ryan and Jesse Ryan. Great Grandchildren Emma, Lucy, Molly, Kate, Lilla and Keltie Guiberson, Megan and Nick Chrestenson, Eric, Wesley and Nick Joscelyn, Dylan and Leigh Torcoletti and Aleah Ryan; Great Great Granddaughters Seeley and Yarra Lilly. She also had lasting bonds with nieces and nephews Ellen (Dick) Larson, Joanne Kregosky, Jack Weber, Joe Kanthack and their families. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 11th at St. Peter’s Church in Anaconda. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Peter’s Church Restoration Fund, 217 W. Pennsylvania, Anaconda, MT 59711 or Missoula Food Bank, 1720 Wyoming St, Missoula, MT 59801 or a charity that touches your heart.

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Lil & Ron Haffey
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Dear Patty & Joe and Family,
Were were so sorry to read about your beautiful mom passing away. She was such a spunky lady.
We have plans to go to Spearfish next week, so will not be able to attend the service, but know that we will be thinking of you.
With our sincere condolences,
Lil & Ron 💐

Linda (Dunne) Colenso
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
One can never find another Mom, who is so special in our lives. Your Mom was not only special to your families, but she was also very special to many others in Anaconda. She always had a welcoming and very friendly hello and I didn't personally know her, but she made me feel as though I did.
May she be enjoying her Heavenly reward after so many years of sharing her wisdom.

Rosie Stimatz-Richards
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Our prayers and sympathy to all of Lilly's family especially Butch, Penny, Jesse, Aleah, Beau, and Brittany. We know you will all miss such a wonderful lady! Rosie Stimatz-Richards and Family

Shirley Newell Gill
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
I worked with Lilly at Warm Springs and enjoyed every minute with her. She had such great stories and made the shift go by so fast. For such a petite lady she held up her end of the job. Condolences to the family.


Patty West
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
So sorry for your loss.

Megan
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

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