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Obituary for Lillian F. Wisgirda

Lillian F. Wisgirda, 97, passed away, July 1, 2023 at Gerry Heritage and Rehab Center in Gerry, New York. She was born in Keepville Pennsylvania a daughter of Marie and John Frenzel on September 29, 1925. She married Robert Joseph Wisgirda June 26, 1948. He preceded her in death August 31, 1970.

She graduated from Albion High School in 1943 and was employed at Talon Zipper making zippers, assistant to Dr. David DeGrange, Secretary at Art Metal, and she retired from JP Chase bank as a bank manager.

She was a Den Mother for the cub scouts, 4-H mentor, square dance coordinator for weekend events when living in Meadville.

She was a member of the Jamestown Business and Professional Women, and the Antique Study Group. Lillian was an avid card player, gardener, enjoyed bingo, and she was involved with the local Easter Seals chapter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; a son, Robert Jeffery Wisgirda; and her siblings, John Frenzel, Ruth Fobes and Dorothy Belser.

Lillian is survived by a daughter, Marcia (partner Robert Cates) Wisgirda; nieces, Ann Brock, Kim Turner, Cyndi Mercer, Tracy Meador, and Jennifer Harding; a nephew, Leslie Pelton; and sister-in-law, Patty Ferguson.

Services will be at Saint Agatha Cemetery Chapel, Jefferson Street, Meadville, on July 12 at 1:00 pm with Bishop Leecroft Clarke, officiating.

Donations may be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, New York 14750 or a charity of the donor's choice.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Lillian's Book of Memories online at

Arrangements are in the care of Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville.