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Obituary: Lucy E. Jilot

Sept. 2, 193 – Nov. 4, 2023

Lucy Eleanor Jilot, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Nov. 4, 2023, at Rennes Health Care in De Pere. She was born Sept. 2, 1931, in Sturgeon Bay to George and Marie (Gosser) Fellner. On Aug. 8, 1953, she married Frank W. Jilot in Sturgeon Bay, he preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2014.

Lucy helped her husband establish and develop Jilot Insurance, acting as co-owner and operator for many years. She also worked as a registered nurse for many years. Lucy loved art, gardening, birdwatching, and traveling around the world with her husband. She made a great cherry pie and had the honor of being Cherry Pie Queen at the Door County Fair.

Lucy was a long time and active member of St. Joseph Parish, volunteering in numerous capacities. She also ran a small orchard and planted thousands of trees.

Survivors include her eight children, Jeanne Buckingham, Oshkosh; Ron (Tammy) Jilot, Sturgeon Bay; Rose (Dan) Dyer, Green Bay; Theresa “Terri” (Bob) Starr, Sturgeon Bay; Frank “Joe” (Sally) Jilot, Sturgeon Bay; Susan “Susie” Schinkten, De Pere; Karen (Dan) Elick, West End, North Carolina; Brian (Missie) Jilot, Sturgeon Bay; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, George (Melonie) Fellner; two sisters, Genevieve (Dan) Czekala; Dorothy (Dennis) Bournique; one sister-in-law Fyrn Jilot, Sturgeon Bay; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her parents; husband Frank; two sisters, Agnes (Norbert) Hansen and Marie (Paul) Laskowski.

Funeral services will be 11 am Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, at St. Joseph Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 4 – 6 pm with a prayer service to be held at 6:30 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday from 10am until the time of mass. Entombment will be in the Allouez Mausoleum.

Special thanks to the staffs at Unity Hospice, Pine Crest Village, and Rennes Health Care for their wonderful care and support.