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Lillie Pretzsch

October 8, 1919 — December 11, 2018

Lillie E. Pretzsch, 99, of Carmi, passed away at Carmi Manor Nursing Home in Carmi on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.  She was born on October 8, 1919 in Hamilton County, the daughter of Jess and Florence (Jacques) Cartmill .  She married Robert O.W. “Orval” Pretzsch on January 8, 1938 in Concord and he preceded her in death on December 6, 2017.

Mrs. Pretzsch was a homemaker and cared for many children in her home.  She was a member of the Carmi Saddle Club.

She is survived by  sons, James (Patty) Pretzsch, and Robert F. (Barbara) Pretzsch; daughter, Linda Joyce (Ron) Lounsbery; grandchildren, Keith (Michelle) Lounsbery, Kenneth Lounsbery, Rene Lounsbery (Jason Gerke), Lynda Jean (David) Powers, Rob Pretzsch, Carrie Ann (Brad) Gates; great-grandchildren, Jaclyn and Sean Powers, Brooks (Naomi) Lounsbery, Joseph and Alexus Gates; great-great grandchildren, Lily Ann and Luke Lounsbery; and extra special child, Amy Allyn Weakley; sister, Jessie Cartmill and brother Charles Cartmill; sister-in-law, Anna Jones; she was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur, Thurman, and  Bertis “Buck”  and Troy Cartmill.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Braden Willis Officiating.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.. on Saturday.  Burial will be in Kingdom Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carmi Manor Nursing Home and will be collected at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at

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