Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery

10201 Grant St, Thornton, CO


Lillian Elizabeth Erbes

Passed away on September 5, 2019

Lillian Elizabeth (Kaiser) Erbes passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the age of 92. She was born in Windsor, Colorado, to Henry and Elizabeth Kaiser (Kindsfather), and was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Walter, as well as three siblings, infant Lillian, Theodore Kaiser and Elsie Heckman. She leaves behind two sons, Walter, Jr. (Pamela) and Gary Alan (Linda), four grandchildren, Lisa Osborne (Curt), Robert Rex Erbes, Andrea Vest (Dan) and Jason Erbes (Jessica), five great-grandsons, Brayden, Carter, Jaxon, Matix and Riley; several beloved nieces and nephews. Lillian was born on July 22, 1927, and was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Windsor, Colorado. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1945, where she was a top student. She and Walt were married on June 23, 1946.

Lillian lived a life of steadfast faith and humble service. She worked side-by-side with her husband for many years in the business they owned together, Acme Office Equipment. While raising two active boys, she was involved with the Boy Scout Troop and PTA, as well as their numerous sports and school events. She was a caring daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor and friend.

After her husband’s death, Lillian accelerated her service to others, especially through the Northglenn Seniors Organization (NSO), which she and Walt had enjoyed together. She served the NSO in various capacities as an officer, and she especially enjoyed celebrating the life of others through the monthly birthday parties that she helped organize.

Throughout her life, she was devoted to her Savior and to Faith Lutheran Church, where she was a member for over 65 years. She faithfully taught Sunday School and served as a greeter, Mission Circle and LWML member, shut-in visitor and in several other ways. She was an inspiration to many and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Fond memories of Lillian and expressions of sympathy for her family may be shared using the guest book link below.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Reception ~ Luncheon Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Reception Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Lillian Elizabeth Erbes

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Christen Lish

September 10, 2019

Lillian was a strong & special woman. I recall everytime I saw her, she was smiling, kind and a pleasure to be around. She loved her family dearly and did her best to support & value them. I respect her conviction in her beliefs and her committment to her Church. She will be missed and her example and genuineness will never be forgotten.

Dave Wilcox

September 10, 2019

I have known Lillian since about 1959 or 1960 when my family joined Faith Lutheran Church. Shortly after that I joined Troop 215 and enjoyed being being part of the Scouting family at Faith.
I would see Lillian In church or a Scouting function and ALWAYS went out of her way to say “Hi”, and to give me words of wisdom. She will surely be missed by many.

“Do not shed tears of sadness because they are gone,
Rather, shed tears of happiness because they were here.”
- unknown

Donna Bamesberger

September 7, 2019

Lillian was such a sweet and dignified lady. Truly a "lady" in the full meaning of that word. Caring and loving her family and friends.

To this day I use many of her recipes as she had many wonderful recipes. Her "Tea Time Macaroons" are a favorite for my family and friends.

Gentle and sweet her presence on earth will be missed.