Lila Mae (Thompson) Brilinski

October 12, 1930 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 88)

Lila Mae Brilinski, 88, of Alpena passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Medilodge – Alpena.

Lila Mae Thompson was born in Saginaw to the late Elon and Mildred (St. Charles) Thompson on October 12, 1930.  On December 4, 1948, she married Victor Rice.  He preceded her in death on March 2, 1965.  On June 19, 1976, she married Robert Brilinski.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Together they enjoyed spending winters in Davenport, FL, traveling by car, camping and take cruises.  Lila also enjoyed baking, cooking playing bingo and the loved her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Robert; 2 children, Linda and Nick Wagner, Nelson Brilinski, 2 step-children, Donna Brilinski, Julie and Anthony Lee; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Brilinski was preceded in death by siblings, Roy Thompson, Louise Obehuski, Doris England, Gordon Thompson and Richard Thompson.

Visitation will take place at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Joshua Schultz officiating.  Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Inurnment: Evergreen Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Jude Children's Hospital or Hospice Compassus.

Donations may be made to:

Immanuel Lutheran Church
351 Wilson Street, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-354-3443

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Plaza, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Hospice Compassus
12480 State St #10, Atlanta MI 49709
Tel: 1-989-786-0011