John Charles Lillo

  • Born: November 15, 1931
  • Died: December 5, 2016
  • Location: Bay City, Michigan

Penzien-Steele Funeral Home

608 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708

Tel. (989) 892-8531

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Lillo, age 85 years, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Bay Shores Nursing Care Center. He was born in Bay City on November 15, 1931 to the late Clarence and Marian (Wanless) Lillo. John served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and retired in 1987 from Consumers Power Co. He was a member of Wenona Lodge No. 256 F.& A.M. and the Scottish Rite Bodies-Valley of Bay City. He was a member of the BEAM Model Railroad Club and enjoyed basketball in his younger years. On November 1, 1957, he married the former Alice Appold and she survives him. He also leaves his sons: Thomas (Misti) Lillo of Idaho Falls, Idaho & James (Tammy) Lillo and their children, Hayley and Jonathan Lillo of Bay City, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Carol Lillo. On Saturday, December 10, 2016, a Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 12 Noon at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. Visitation will follow until 3 p.m. at which time a funeral service will be held. The Rev. Theodore E. Voll will officiate. Private interment will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Wenona Lodge No. 256 F.&A.M. or the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dad and i what to say sorry for your lost to the lillo family my prayers go out to u guys the best thing i remember is him pulling weeds in his driveway sitting down and when i was delivering the newspaper we always chatted and laugh miss u neighbor

Posted by Ann Kaidan - Bay city, MI   December 10, 2016

Jim and Tammy - So sad to hear this news. Thinking of you.

Posted by Larry & Judy Leinweber - Grand Blanc, MI   December 09, 2016

My heart is filled with sadness. What a great man. I had the pleasure of working with John in the engineering department at Consumers Power. Our lives were enriched by his friendship.

Posted by Abel Torres - Auburn, MI   December 08, 2016

Dear Alice, Tom and Misti, Jim and Tammy, Hayley and Jonathan,

At a time when words are hard to find...we pray the Lord will hold you all especially close and comfort you through the coming days, and that you'll be strengthened by the love of family and friends.

Posted by Greg and Ronda Rasmussen - Rigby, ID   December 08, 2016

I worked with John at the Bay City Consistory what a great pleasure to know him.

Posted by Jim Harmon - Macclenny, FL   December 08, 2016


To Jim,Tammy,Hayley,Jonny and Alice you will all have my prayers and my love at this sad time. Love you all and will be thinking of you,Mary

Posted by Mary Wittbrodt - Rhodes, MI   December 07, 2016

I worked with John at Consumers, he was a great guy always friendly and willing to help you if he could at work.I'll miss him

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2016

Jim, Tammy, Johnny & Hayley

The Lillo Family are in our Thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time. The Welter Family, Steve & Sue.

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2016

John I will miss you at Bay Shores, may God be with you. To your family, John was a kind and loving man.

Posted by Linda Piotrowski - Bay City, MI   December 07, 2016

Hayley and Jonny, My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Dora Mendoza - Bay City, MI   December 07, 2016

John & I both worked in the engineering Consumers.
He had to be the nicest guy in our department.
I never heard him say a bad word about anybody; he was a true gentleman.

Posted by Jack Zientak - Bay City, MI   December 07, 2016

It was such a pleasure knowing John..A very kind,gentle and knowledgeable man..I enjoyed all of his stories about his life as a child,husband and father..he was so proud of his wife,sons,daughter-in laws and grandchildren..May all your good memories of John give you comfort during this sad time..RIP John, Thank You for your friendship...

Posted by Sue LaBrie - Bay City, MI   December 07, 2016

I loved visiting with him when he and Alice would come and visit the kids when I was babysitting. He always asked me how Rhodes was.He will be missed and always be loved.

Posted by Mary Wittbrodt - Rhodes, MI   December 07, 2016

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories- Our thoughts and prayers are with you..

Posted by Kristi, Morgan, Kenzie and Justin McIntire - Idaho Falls, ID   December 07, 2016

My friend my deepest sympathy to you and your Family. May his memories be with you forever.

Love You,

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to the family. May all those fond memories bring you peace and comfort. God Blessings.

Posted by Gordon & Eileen Lange - Bay City, MI   December 07, 2016

Condolences to he family. Prayers and words of comfort to his loved ones in distress.

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2016

Nothing but the best memories of growing up next door to John. The meticulous lawn, the old, well maintained cars and that magical train layout.

Give your Mom a hug for all of us.

Posted by Jeff Pfund - Sterling Heights, MI   December 06, 2016

John was a friend of my father's. They worked together at Consumers for many years. They were also in the Masons together. John helped arrange the Masonic ceremony for my father when he died.

Not sure if I can attend the funeral.

Posted by PAUL ANDERSON - BAY CITY, MI   December 06, 2016