Lisa G. Kreckel
RUMFORD -- Lisa G. Kreckel, 88, of Rumford, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2012 at home with her family by her side. Lisa was lovingly known as Oma.
Lisa was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 29, 1924 to Friedrich Carl Bilgenroth and Liesgreet (von Linné) Bilgenroth.
Lisa married Alfred Christian Kreckel on July 18, 1942 in Hamburg, Germany. They shared an exciting adventure through life together for almost 61 years until Alfred died on March 16, 2003. They started their life together in Germany, but moved to Newfoundland, Canada where they built a house together. They next moved to Pennsylvania where they remained for many years. They also lived in New Jersey and Florida.
Lisa had to learn English as she went along after arriving in Newfoundland. She was a brave, courageous, loving and intelligent woman who loved her family. She was talented in gardening, needlework, knitting, crocheting, cooking and pottery. She loved life and provided her friends and family with many hours of laughter. Lisa loved helping others and telling stories.
Lisa is survived by her children, Jürgen and wife, Linda, of Saylorsburg, PA, Gerd and wife, Cheryl, of Vorhees, NJ, and Dieter and wife, Jennifer of Rumford; six grandchildren, Vanessa Kreckel, Jeffrey Kreckel, Lisa Kreckel, Deirdre Kreckel Lewis, 2nd, Lt. Brendan Kreckel and Michael Kreckel; and four great-grandchildren, Landon Smith, Madison Kreckel, Jayson Kreckel and Avery Lewis.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Gerd Bilgenroth and Helmut Alwardt; and her daughter, Ute.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Parish of the Holy Savior. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery at a later date. If so desired donations in Lisa’s memory, for assistance with student tuition, may be made to the Holy Savior School, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford, ME 04276.