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Lillian Irene Hengehold
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Lillian Irene Hengehold, age 90 of Warren, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Windemere Park Assisted Living Facility in Warren, Michigan. She was born October 10, 1927 in London, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Jack and the late Irene Gertrude (nee: Higgs) LaDuke.

Born in Canada, but ultimately making her way to America, Lillian was quite proud of the strides she made educationally towards the goal of obtaining her credentials in the field of Social Services. With that training behind her and the world of opportunities ahead of her, Lillian was even more proud and honored when she was offered a position within the State of Michigan's social services division as an administrative assistant. It was a position she held with great esteem and one in which she devoted the utmost in service excellence until finally accepting her well deserved retirement.

Time away from the workplace found Lillian enjoying a number of her favorite pastimes, one of which was spending time in her coveted garden out back. Populated with a host of her precious roses, they were a thing of splendor for both visitors and neighbors alike. Lillian possessed quite the green thumb, along with the perfect amount of tender-loving-care, that helped to nurture the beauty that her roses purveyed to all. And while mentioning her dear neighbors, she and they shared something very special and a bond that made living in close proximity a joy and pleasure beyond expression. Lillian was not only good at nurturing the beauty in her garden, but also the roots of friendship amongst her treasured neighbors as well.

While keeping in the vein of the outdoors, Lillian was also known for her love of travel, often times shared with her dear friend, Pat. But whether with someone or by herself, she simply found great pleasure in setting off for destinations unknown, or perhaps revisiting places that left an impact and a desire to return. Of all the sites that reigned supreme, the trips to Hawaii and Alaska were two of the most profound and memorable. From the glory of the glaciers to the beaches at Waikiki, each offered her their own unique sense of splendor.

When it came to the pleasures she enjoyed inside the house, you would often find Lillian filling her senses with the sounds of her favorite music,..the kind that soothed the soul and obliged her mood in the moment. Lillian was also a lover of the old movies on television, especially the love stories.

Yet of all that most will remember about Lillian, it will be her passion for men. She simply loved men. All types and persuasions made the list, and she was always adorned accordingly. Her appearance was very important to her,…looking her finest was the priority of the day. And at the top of the list was her hair. Lillian had a standing, weekly appointment to make sure every hair was in place and styled just right.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Lillian had a huge heart when it came to her precious family,…especially her cherished grandchildren. Always the doting Grandma, Lillian always did her best to attend as many of their special events as possible. They had no greater rooting section than their Grandma Lillian. She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion that will be embraced with each reflection shared,…and she will be missed immensely.

Lillian was the beloved wife of the late Harold Hengehold, and formerly of the late George Ackerman. Dearest mother of Michael (Terese) Ackerman and Deborah (Tim) Briere. Loving grandmother of Susan Ackerman, Jennifer (Nathan) Rimke, Sarah Ackerman, Matthew (Candice) Briere, Benjamin (Christina) Briere, and great-grandmother of Madelyn, Micah, and Norah.

A Memorial Mass for Lillian will be held Saturday, October 27th at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Warren. The family welcomes guests from 9:00 am until time of the Memorial Mass at 9:30 am.

Memorial donations are welcomed to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, Nebraska 68010 (,...or to the Capuchin Ministries, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street. Detroit, Michigan 48207.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren.

Please share memories of Lillian at her guest book above.