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Lillian Ristimaki

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On October 30, 2021 @ 9:14 am In Chardon,Obituaries | 2 Comments

LILLIAN E. RISTIMAKI (nee Andelin) age 96, beloved wife of the late Edwin; loving mother of Robert and David (wife Diana, deceased); devoted grandmother of Robert (wife Kimberly), Kirsten Thomas (husband Charles), Liina Harps (husband Jason), Jessica Prunka, and John Ristimaki, and great-grandmother of 10; cherished daughter of the late Toivo and Selma (nee Lehtimaki) Andelin; dearest sister of the late Alan Andelin.

Lillian was born April 16, 1925 in Youngstown, Ohio and died peacefully October 28, 2021. She grew up in Youngstown and graduated from East High School. She married Edwin Ristimaki on October 1, 1949 in Youngstown and they moved to Chardon to begin their life together. In June, 1955 they built a home and settled in Hambden Township. Lillian was a proud homemaker and also cared for others’ children in her home. She was involved with Hambden Elementary School PTA, Hambden Little League, and she helped establish the Hambden Elementary School Library.  Lillian and Edwin eventually settled in Orwell in 1999 for the remainder of their lives. Lillian always cared for others. She was determined, sometimes a bit stubborn, and always enjoyed a good cup of coffee. She will be dearly missed by so many.

Celebration of Life Service Friday, November 5, 2021 at 11 AM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Burial following at Hambden Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Lillian at THE DeJOHN Funeral Home & Crematory of Chardon (formerly Ritondaro) 126 South St.  (Rt. 44, south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) THURSDAY 5-8 PM.

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Condolence from Red, and his darling bride, Miss Aggie on October 31st, 2021 4:15 pm

My bride and I hope you and yours will be comforted by the fact that Lillian is once again embraced in the collective arms of loved ones and friends who have crossed the veil to eternity. Know that she is once again in that form from when she was happiest in her youth and health. And she awaits you all in the fullness of your time to greet you just as she and others were greeted; all as the river of life flows ever onward.

Condolence from Wendy Davis on November 1st, 2021 4:14 pm

Oh how I loved Lil. So many great memories. What a beautiful, although stubborn (haha) woman. She will be missed by many. You are all in my prayers.

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