Lillian Lorraine Deutsch


Lillian Lorraine Deutsch

Lillian Lorraine Deutsch, 1920-2022, died on January 24, 2022. Beloved wife for 55 years of the late Daniel Deutsch; loving mother and mother-in-law of Kenneth Deutsch (Diane) and Robert Deutsch (Patrice); adoring grandmother of Brian Deutsch (Stacey), Kevin Deutsch (Sara), Jesse Deutsch (Erica) and Cecily Deutsch (Sebastien Dessureault); proud great-grandmother of 5; dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Alvin Governick (late Mary). Dear aunt, cousin and friend

Lillian was born and raised in St. Louis, attending U City schools.  After graduating high school, she began her modeling career, and moved to New York for a number of years, learned the tricks of the trade, and returned to St. Louis after the war.  She met Dan shortly thereafter, and, by her telling, it was ‘love after a few dates’.

She and Dan raised her two sons by setting an example for love and caring that has remained to this day.  They had many friends, and many social occasions, and Lillian was always considered to be the life of the party.   She modeled ladies’ coats and suits for Dan’s family business, Deutsch Garment Co., located at 720 Washington.  She went to work for Stix Baer & Fuller, modeling in the downtown Tea Room, and later putting on fashion shows for various organizations, including the Rams, the Blues, and many charitable causes.

Later in life, Dan became involved in the travel industry, and they traveled around the world, visiting over 30 different countries.  Lillian took great joy in her 4 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren, and her refrigerator was always filled with photos.  She lived a full life of 101 years, living independently and in perfect health almost to the end.  Until very recently, Ken and Rob, her two sons, were pretty sure that she was going to outlive them.  We were all privileged and grateful to have her around for so long.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 26th at 2 p.m. at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Blvd. Private family interment.

Contributions in Lillian’s memory may be made to United Hebrew Congregation, the Alzheimer’s Ass’n., or a charity of your choice

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