In Memory of Lillian Fuglie


A Gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7PM on Monday, August 14 at St. Patrick Catholic Church


11AM on Tuesday, August 15th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine Street, Hudson, WI

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Lillian Elizabeth Fuglie, age 10 of Hudson, died accidentally on August 10, 2017 near Duluth . Lillian was born on January 18, 2007, to Maggie Wacker and Ryan Fuglie. She was raised in Hammond and Hudson and attended Willow River Elementary in Hudson. She loved being a member of the Girl Scouts Troop 56438, Hudson traveling soccer team, and the children’s choir at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Lillian was awesome! If you didn’t know that, she’d be the first to tell you! Lillian was an ambitious young lady who wanted to conquer the world. She had a soft heart and spread beauty all around her with her smile. Lillian enjoyed dressing up in fancy dresses, and putting on her heels and makeup. Lillian made us laugh with her jokes and made us rejoice with her singing.

Lillian is survived by her mother, “Mama Cheetoh” as Lily called her, Maggie (Derek) Wacker-Fritze of Hudson; sister, Iris Fuglie; step-siblings, Ana and Keegan Fritze; Maternal Grandmother, Susan Matulka of River Falls; maternal aunts/uncles, Stacie (Josh) Maulik of St. Michael and Lucie (Phil) Barry of Australia; paternal grandparents, Tammi (Jason) Schwinn of Elk River and Ray (Judy) Fuglie of Coon Rapids; paternal aunts/uncles, Rayna (Buck) Meyer of Coon Rapids, Ryan (Courtney) Schwinn of Elk River; and her cousins and many friends. She is preceded in death by no one, but she died with her dad, Ryan, whom she adored as she was daddy’s little girl.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11AM on Tuesday, August 15th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine Street, Hudson, WI, with a visitation one hour prior. A Gathering of family and friends will also be held from 4-7PM on Monday, August 14 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Memorials are preferred for her sister, Iris, whom she loved to pieces, and her future schooling. Services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.

Lillian Fuglie's Tribute Wall

Tributes (19):

  1. Dear Lillia’a family,
    This is Aspen Meagher and we were friends at Hudson backpackers this summer. She was a very funny and kind friend. I am heartbroken and will miss her so much. We had so much fun at all things cats and room decor.

    I am praying for all of you!
    Aspen, age 10

  2. Rest in peace you beautiful, sweet little girl. You are loved and missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.

    Do not judge a song by its duration
    Nor by the number of its notes
    Judge it by the richness of its contents
    Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant…
    Do not judge a song by its duration
    Nor by the number of its notes
    Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul
    Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful…
    And when something has enriched your life
    And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart.
    Is it unfinished?
    Or is it endless?

  3. Maggie & Iris – We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Lily and Ryan. We will always remember Lily’s brilliant smile, sparkling personality, how she loved to dress up, and how much she loved and admired her Dad. Our hearts go out to you both and your whole family. Our prayers are with you.
    Larry, Suzy, Elle & Cooper Fallon

  4. During Payton’s elementary years we crossed paths with both Lily and Iris from time to time as at a variety of school events, (SAC, being picked up by mom or dad, parent-teacher conferences, school performances, etc). . My heart breaks for Iris and Maggie and all of Lily’s beautiful family. I didn’t know Lily very well, but what I observed over the years was her loving interactions with her sister Iris, her beautiful smile, and her enthusiastic and energetic nature. She exuded so much joy and delightfulness! There are simply no words to take the pain away,

    “The pain I felt on losing you never really goes away and you are always on my mind no matter what the day…But I know you wouldn’t want me to feel sad or get upset so I’ll think of you in good times – those I never will forget…I’ll be thankful for the love that I always had from you and I’ll hold on to that happiness today and all year through”

    Our deepest sympathies,

    Hollie, Brad and Payton Lawrence (Iris’s classmate for many years)

  5. I am so sorry for her family and friends who loved her. I don’t know her personally but I saw her a lot at school because she was with my daughter’s class K, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. I remembered My daughter Ella talked about her multiple times and Ella said that they planned to be room mates someday when they go to college. My daughter broke down and heartbroken when she found out about Lily.
    My thoughts and prayers goes out to her family and friends. God bless.

  6. I am Dr. Applegate’s sister. He shared this tragedy with us. We, my husband and I, have been praying for everyone since we heard about your daughter and her father. We are so very sorry and even though there are no words to take away your pain, we hope just knowing there are those that truly care brings you comfort.

    Pat Barnes

  7. I have never met this family or their precious Lillian. But as a Mother & Grandmother my heart broke when I heard of this terrible accident. May God Bless all who knew and loved Lillian & her Daddy. God Bless you ALL… MY PRAYERS & HEART ARE WITH YOU 💔

  8. Maggie I’m am so sorry to hear about Lily. I remember us being pregnant at the same time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Derek, Maggie and Iris
    I only met Lily a few times but often heard about her energy and playfulness. I know she will be deeply missed by Ana and Keegan. Maggie my heart breaks for you! Iris you were a brave girl and hope you can find peace in knowing you did all you could. I’ll be praying for God’s peace that passes our understanding at times like this, and for courage in the days ahead. You are all loved!

  10. As Lily’s school counselor, I talk to students a lot about being kind, including others, and being a good friend. Lily was a shining example of all of these things. She easily made friends, included others and kept everyone laughing. Her spunk and smile will be dearly missed in our hallways and classrooms. Prayers for her sister, Iris, who is an amazing, strong, resilient young lady and for Maggie as she experiences unthinkable grief. Prayers for all of Lily’s family and friends as they come together to grieve and remember this shining little star.

    Sarah Flier (Willow River School Counselor)

  11. I can remember teaching Lillian from the time she was a kindergartener having the same fun, enthusiast, and determined personality. She always carried extra spunk with her and I admired that about her:). My thoughts and prays go out to her family and friends as we all grieve the loss of a beautiful young lady.
    Lindi Everson (Willow River PE teacher)

  12. I had the honor of being a part of Lilys life for 5 years as her step mom. She was that kid that always that kid that was the center of attention and disn’t even try to be. Her funny jokes always made us laugh, her drive for fashion, shoes, jewerly, and make up was always entertaining to see what she would come out wearing and always made us giggle. Her love for animals was something she was very passionate about. She loved being outside and was always hard to keep in the house even on rainy days. Lily loved her music too. She would sing and dance every chance she had. She had that sparkle in her eyes that would always light up any room she walked into. She always said to me, “I am a daddys girl.” She loved to get up early with her Daddy and spend that time just him and her. She loved her sister Iris to pieces and always wanted to keep her smiling too. Your contagious goofiness and that beautiful smile will be missed Lil.

  13. Dear Derek, Maggie and Iris,

    I remember meeting Lilly and Iris when they came to Talen’s birthday party a couple of years ago when we were in Minnesota. They were beautiful girls and so well behaved. I am so glad I had a brief time to know them. My heart goes out to you and I wish I could be there to give you all hugs. Please know that I am there with you in spirit and that I send you my deepest sympathy and Prayers.

    With Love,

  14. Sweet Lily lit up my office and always had a brilliant smile in the halls. She often entertained me with conversation. She spoke fondly of her dad and was so proud of her mom’s career. She loved her family dearly. She was nothing short of awesome and amazing. She will be extremely missed. Stephanie (Willow River Health Assistant)

  15. We did not know Lily, but we are family to Keegan & Ana. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of this precious girl and her dad. We will continue to pray for all of you as you grieve.

  16. Lily has always been a bright, fun, creative person and a joy to teach. I will truly miss her smile, humor and laughter. I am heartbroken that the world has lost this beautiful soul far too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of us who knew and loved her.
    Jodi Youngman
    (Willow River Art teacher)

  17. What a beautiful young girl she looks like an angel. I am so sorry
    for her family and all who knew her and loved her.
    I had a nephew Scott that died from drowning he was 12yrs. old.
    My prayers are with you all.
    Sincerely, Donna Christensen