Lillian E. “Hejlik” Wellik

Lillian E. “Hejlik” Wellik


Lillian E. Wellik, 99, of Britt, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt, Iowa. Lillian E. Wellik was born in Garfield Township to John and Rosa (Urich) Hejlik on October 31, 1901.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith.  She received her grade school education in Garfield Township.

Lillian was united in marriage with Frank G. Wellik on October 4, 1921, in Duncan.  They farmed south of Duncan until 1936 when they moved to the Britt area.  In 1970 the couple moved to Britt. For the last 5 1/2 years Lillian has been a resident at Westview Care Center in Britt.

Lillian was a member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Britt. She was also a member of Senior Citizens, Catholic Workmen Lodge #51, Rosary Guild and American Legion Auxiliary.  Lillian enjoyed her flower garden, crocheting, baking, and fishing trips with her grandchildren.

Lillian is survived by one son, Frank E. Wellik and his wife, Shirley of Britt; three daughters: Marie Loebig of Mason City, Rose Hughes and her husband, Tom of Britt, and Marcella Doughan of Algona, daughter-in-law Arlene Wellik of Woden, 38 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law Marie Hejlik of Rockwell.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Paul Wellik, daughter Evelyn Holck, and three sons-in-law: Lloyd Holck, John Loebig, and Dale Doughan.  Her family: Bessie Liska, Frank Hejlik, Emma Trca, Ralph Hejlik, Raymond Hejlik and 1 great-granddaughter.

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