Lillian Rose Brown Kroeger, age 78 of Copperas Cove, passed away on the afternoon of November 29, 2022. Mass of Christian burial will be on December 8, 2022, at 11:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church. Lillian will be laid to rest at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen following the service. Visitation with the family will be on December 7, 2022, at 2:00 pm, with a Rosary at 4 pm at Viss Funeral Home.
Lillian was born in Uxbridge, Massachusetts to the late Joseph and Mary Brown. She grew up and attended school in Worcester, Massachusetts. After high school, Lillian attended Oxford Memorial where she graduated in 1962. She married George Kroeger on November 12, 1972, in Ft. Hood, Texas. Lillian obtained her Master of Science in August 1984 from the University of Central Texas.
Lillian’s career in higher education included service at Central Texas College and the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor for over 35 years. She was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Ladies Society, and the Gabriel Project. One of Lillian’s greatest joys was traveling the world and experiencing different cultures. She was diligent about being active and spending time with her gym family. Lillian had a love for rescuing animals and supported multiple animal welfare organizations. Above all, her greatest passion and pride were her family. We are devastated and will always miss her and the love she shared with all.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, George Kroeger, her parents, Joseph and Mary; sister, Mildred Medeiros; brothers, Donald and Francis Brown.
Lillian is survived by her son, Michael Mozdzierz wife, Lorraine; daughters, Michele Kelso, Patti Riordan, Angela Oltjen husband, Bret, Erika Mozdzierz; grandchildren, Joshua Clem, Laura Riordan, Amanda Arvizu husband, Keith, Ashton Granberry husband, Dustin, Melissa Lopez, Andy Mozdzierz; great-grandson, Dante Lopez; her sister-in-laws, Shirley Wright, Judy Lenzy husband, George; Nephew Danny Brown wife Linda, special family friends, Shirley Earp, Ann Neumann, Juanita Beveridge, Matthew Holsworth, Terry Aikman, Shawn Camp, and her church and gym family.
The family is asking everyone to wear a touch of teal, to show their support of those affected by Ovarian Cancer.
Memorials may be given to Snip and Tip Animal Rescue Service of Killeen.