Lilias Ann Drobnik

September 29, 1937 - June 16, 2020

Lilias Ann Drobnik


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Lilias Ann Drobnik , 82 of Rockford, IL died peacefully June 16, 2020  at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 29, 1937 in Richland Center, Wisconsin to William and Lilian (Kanzenbach) Barton. She married her sweetheart, Robert Drobnik April 2, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lilias graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School in 1956. She worked for 19 years at Sundstrand Corporation soldering in the electrical assembly and diligently worked on generators for space shuttles often interacting with Nasa Astronauts and Engineers.  She was a member of The American Legion, Boone County Gardeners of America Club, and a lifelong member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. Her interests include gardening, snowmobiling, fishing, 4 wheeling, golfing and travelling. She loved dancing. She was an avid bowler. Lilias loved to spend time with her family, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved the holidays with the family. She loved visiting Florida. She was a very classy lady.

Lilias is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband, Bob; sons, Charles W. (Mary) Volkey, Donald K. (Karen) Volkey and Robert (Andie) Drobnik; daughters, Sheryl (Dean) Lackey, Janice (David) Faccone, and Lauri (David) Witt;  sister, Illa “Tommy” Kanzenbach; grandchildren, Shane, Allie, Rachel, Angie, Logan,Victoria, Robert John, Michelle, Otto, Joe, Nick, Aubrey, Ali, David, Daniel, Donny, Patrick, and Michael; ten great grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews, close friends and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; William and Lillian Barton; and 15 siblings.

 A service will be private and can be live streamed at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2020.  Chaplain Jordan Lorenz will officiate. Private burial at Highland Garden of Memories. The family would like to thank all of those who cared for her in her last days. Memorials in her memory can be made to “Boone County Gardens of America.” To send a condolences, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, June 19, 2020
10:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A service will be private and can be live streamed at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2020.

Highland Garden of Memories

Private burial at Highland Garden of Memories.

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Rest in peace my sweet aunt. Many, many memories of you will always keep you in my heart. Love and hugs to her family.

Toni Schenk 2020-06-19T10:42:19

My heart goes out to all of you. Aunt Lilas was one of the most loving, caring, beautiful funny ladies I’ve ever known. The memory that stands out the most is her laughing. She had the sweetest cutest laugh! She was absolutely an angel put on this earth! May God be with each of you at this time. Hugs and love to each of you at this time.

Tammy Bartholome 2020-06-19T10:32:37

My heart is heavy for all the sadness in this great family. She was my mom too for many years, and I’ll never forget her wonderfully, beautiful heart. She was a sweet friend to my mom also, and I’ll always remember them laughing playing pictionary! She Will always be loved and never forgotten. My sympathies to all the family…

Susan Eisler Volkey 2020-06-19T08:43:55

She was loved by so many for her bubbly personality. This was the Aunt that when I was mad at my Mother I was going to run away to live with. Aunt Lilias you showed us love and respect for everyone around us. Love you and Uncle Bob for being someone we could depend on share feelings. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Tell Mom and Dad, “Hi”!

Carol Chambers 2020-06-18T20:38:51

So sorry to hear about Lilias, she was a special lady and we always enjoyed visiting with her and Bob at Midway when up north. So many memories, keep them in your heart. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Bill and Linda 2020-06-18T19:20:17

So sorry to hear about Lilias passing. She was a very sweet and special person and friend. She will be missed. I loved visiting with her at the BCGA meeting and gatherings. You all have my deepest sympathy.

Margie Martin 2020-06-18T18:45:15

Our Deepest Condolences to Uncle Bob and all of the family of Aunt Lilias,
We are so saddened and will miss her, she was so kind, and sweet and loving. We have great memories to carry with us with all the trips to Las Vegas, Albuquerque, The Grand Canyon and of course Wisconsin.
Love Dennis and Donna Goggin

Donna Goggin 2020-06-18T18:00:41

Lilias – Thank you for all the great memories. You were an inspiration to the garden club. You will be missed may you rest in peace. Our condolences to the family in this passing. A memorial tree from the Boone County Gardeners is to be in your name. With our sympathy Chris and Dick

Richard John Masanz 2020-06-18T12:58:42

We were truly blessed to have know Lilias and she will always be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with he family at this time of loss.

Susan & Jeff Fischer 2020-06-18T11:43:19

So sorry – Aunt Lilias was always sweet and loving and joyful. She will be missed greatly. We will always keep her memories near- like when she would drive the quads in the forest! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences to Uncle Bob and all the Drobniks.

Mary Drobnik 2020-06-18T10:41:48

My condolence to the family. I could not have had a better friend. You will be missed

Karen Ballweg 2020-06-18T07:57:44

You will ne missed so many years enjoying you and family

Cheryl stott 2020-06-17T17:16:06

What a loving human being I got the pleasure and honor to meet her a couple times her life for her family just bled through her you could feel her love just by looking at her she loved her family she loved her work she loved Her gardening club which she did a wonderful job everything always look beautiful to her family my heart goes out to all of them I’m sorry for your loss but keep in mind she’s in gods arms and there’s no more pain we will all see each other again stay strong and I love you guys

Sue johnson 2020-06-17T16:21:36


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