2017-11-09 / Obituaries

Rosa Lillian Drosche

Rosa Lillian Drosche, 96, passed away November 1, 2017. Visitation will be held Monday, November 6, 2017 from 4-6 pm at Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78752. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Northwest Baptist Church, 6301 Woodrow Ave., Austin, TX 78757. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, TX.

Lillian was born January 2, 1921 to Walter Lee and Bertha Delvige McFarlin. She married A.O. (Dee) Drosche on July 2, 1937. They shared 31 years of happiness until his death. Their union was blessed with 4 children: Dawn Delphine, Keith Dee, Nelda Joan and Rita Jean.

Lillian became a Christian at the age of 15 and taught Sunday School for over 80 years, up until the time of her death. She was a longtime member of Northwest Baptist Church. She could be found every Thursday playing dominoes at the church’s senior JOY club.

She was employed at Texas DPS and then with IRS until her retirement. Following her retirement, she spent time with her family and serving her church. Her greatest joy was a grandbaby on her lap.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughters Dawn and Rita, and 4 siblings. She is survived by her children Keith and Ardith Drosche and Joan and Ken Johnson, son-in-law Wilbur Zapalac, 5 grandchildren and their spouses, 16 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, 4 step great great grandchildren, sister Ginny and John McKellips, sister-in-law Bannice McFarlin, as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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