Clements, Lila M.


Lila M. Clements, age 90, of Winona, died on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona, Minn.

Lila Mary was born on November 30, 1927, in Richland County, Wis., to Edwin and Freda (Rath) Schmidt. She graduated from Richland Center High School in 1946. After graduation, she worked at JC Penney where she met Robert Clements, a co-worker and her husband-to-be. On May 23, 1950, she married Robert in Richland Center, Wis., and together they raised five children.

Lila worked for several retail stores in Winona: JC Penney, Ahrens Shoes, Allen’s Clothing, Allen’s Hallmark and Woolworths, retiring in 1993. After retiring she worked part time at several stores on Third Street, Winona. She was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Winona.

She is survived by three children, Dennis Clements, Dodge, Wis., Kathryn (Gary) Cummings, Rochester, Minn., and Patricia (Michael) Beech, Winona, Minn.; six grandchildren, Michael (Tina) Cummings, Candace (Sauron) Chartier, Kateri (Ricky) Holcomb, Justin (Ednalyn) Clements, Krystal (Kyle Wiskow) Beech and Brandon Beech; 12 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Doris Schmidt; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; two sons, Gregory and Jeffrey; a sister, Mae Deaver; and a brother, Herbert Schmidt.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Central Lutheran Church, Winona, with Rev. Mike Zaske officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Winona. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

The family requests memorials be directed to Ash Creek United Methodist Church, 28820 Henry Clark Lane, Richland Center, Wis., 53581; or Winona Health Hospice, 175 East Wabasha Street, Winona, Minn., 55987.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be given at

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