December 29, 1929 – May 10, 2020
Lillian Berger Iken died peacefully in her home on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020 at the age of 90, surrounded by her family and caregivers. Lil was the beloved wife of the late Gerald (Jerry) Iken for 49 years, daughter of Isadore and Becky Berger, daughter-in-law of Charles and Billie Iken; special sister of Sam (Alberta) Berger; sister-in-law of Gloria Iken and Harold Katz.
Dear mother to Stephen (Brenda), Jeffrey (Lilibet), Mark (Cassandra), Cari, Todd (Laura).
She was Gaga to grandchildren Lauren (Tommy), Jamie, Benjamin, Mitchell, Jennifer (Anthony), Troy, Gretchen, Nicholas, Savannah and Justin. Great-grandmother to Cameron, Ashlyn and Ethan.
Beloved aunt and friend.
Lil devoted herself to her husband, children and grandchildren and they were the joys of her life. She was kind, dedicated, fun-loving, quick-witted and beautiful.
Later life brought health challenges which she endured with quiet strength.
The family would like to extend special thanks to her longtime caregivers, Jackie, Mykel, Mary, Rita, Lauren, Callie and Sharon.
A private family service will be held.
For those wishing to honor the life of Lillian Iken, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the charity of one’s choice.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Private Graveside Service
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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May 13, 2020
Getting to know Lil and her love of music has been a gas. Lil, your presence will be felt when I play some of the songs you requested like The Best is Yet to Come! I can tell from your fam, you did wonderfully with your time here on the planet and your love will carry on forever.
Debbee Golbart Hessler
May 13, 2020
Your beautiful Mom made sure that Mother's Day will always be remembered! May Sweet Memories be Etched in your Hearts Forever!
May 13, 2020
Mrs Iken was like a second mother to me growing up. It seem like every weekend either Jeff slept over at my house or I slept at his. I have very fond memories of those days.
Rest in peace.
May 12, 2020
I was Lil caretaker for almost 2 years. I enjoyed every moment with her. She loved to laugh and tell jokes. We would watch our favorite show (my 600lb life) and whenever any of her children was there she would get them interested. They were all grossed out but ended up enjoying it too. She was a pleasure to know and I'm going to miss her for sure.
Fsmily you're in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences.