Della M. Pillege

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Della was born in Omaha Nebraska on February 3rd, 1923.

She was one of 11 children and lived in Nebraska for 42 years. While in Nebraska, she met the love of her life, Peter Pillege and they were married for 73 years. They had 3 children, Carol, Richard and Jacquelyn. Della enjoyed being a full time homemaker and Mother.
At age 42, they moved the family to California to be near Della’s relatives and enjoy the climate and lifestyle California brings. During this time, she became a Grandmother to 7 adored grandchildren.

At age 70, their travels took them back to the Midwest to settle into the Missouri/Kansas area, which their son Richard resided.
Della enjoyed doll collecting, road trips in her powder blue 63 ford convertible and cooking. Her children especially enjoyed her specialty dishes of spaghetti and spare ribs.

Della traveled and lived across the country throughout her lifetime. What traveled with her at all times though, was her strong Catholic faith. She was never without her prayer book and rosary. Her faith comforted her in life, and into heaven to meet her Savior.

6 Condolences

  1. Rick Pillege on December 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Mom, I will miss you dearly. You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. I will think of you everyday. Your smile above will be the image I hold onto in my thoughts. I will take care of dad for you the best I can. I will talk to him about you. It brings a smile to his face. He misses you more then anyone.
    Thank you mom for all you have done.

    Your loving son

  2. Jackie Tichenor on December 26, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Merry Christmas Mom, I love you with all my heart and soul. I will look up to Heaven every day and tell you how much I love and miss you. I will also make sure I talk to Dad everyday and make sure he is doing okay…. I never thought this day would come but always new someday we would have to share you with God… Just know that we all love you and even though you did not live close to me the last few years I thought of you everyday. I love you so much Mom…. Hugs and kisses until we meet again.

    Love you

  3. jason keaton on December 26, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Nana i don’t even know where to start, from the time i was a child i knew my grand parents was the best in the world, you where there for me threw good times and bad and never gave up on me when most people would have, i got so excited every time it was time to come to your house cause i knew you would be cooking something good. i hate our family got so spread apart all over the country cause i really wasn’t able to see you like i should have but we were able to talk on the phone quite often, nana i know your in heaven looking down at all of us and every time i look up i will know we are looking at each other, there is so much i can say about you but it will take forever to say just how much you mean to me. i love you with all my heat and i will never forget the best grandmother in the world (my nana) check in on me from time to time and if I’m doing some thing stupid I’m sure you will find a way of letting me know, tell uncle joe joe i love him also !!
    I’m going to stop typing to leave room for everyone else but NANA you are the best and i love you sooooo much & i will also keep calling grandpa a checking up on him for you….

    i love you so much !!
    jason keaton

  4. Frankie Hinds on December 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Dear Jackie, Jason , Jacob, and the rest of the family, I’m so sorry about your mother and Grandmother. I know she was a dear lady from the stories that I have heard. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of ya’ll. Love ya’ll!!!!

  5. Halie Keaton on December 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Hey nana, how’s it up there in heaven? Pretty huh , you’re in a much better place now . I haven’t seen you sense I was a baby . Now you can see us everyday . Daddy misses you a lot, he talks about you everyday. Save me a spot up there in heaven, we will reunite again someday. Love yooou nana, i know your smiling right now showing that beauitful smile of yours .R.I.P beauitful angel❤️

  6. Jane Potter on December 27, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I knew you just the last 8 years, but you definitely made an impression on me. You may have been small in stature, but you were feisty and at times surprisingly witty. When you stayed with Rick and I for awhile, you made us laugh every evening. Your faith was so strong. I remember being in your home and noticing a picture of Jesus on the wall. You looked at the picture and turned to me and said very heartfelt: “I just love him”. You are with him now and at peace. You are home.

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