Lillian Louise (Pinnow) Joseph


Lillian Louise (Pinnow) Joseph


Lillian Joseph
Lillian Joseph

Lillian Joseph was born in Baker, MT on August 15, 1930, the daughter of Fredrick and Magdalena (Ehret) Pinnow. She was brought to Jesus Christ in Holy Baptism on September 7, 1930, and publicly confirmed her vows in the Christian faith July 8, 1945.

She attended elementary school in Baker, MT until 1940 when she attended Plevna Elementary. After graduation from Plevna High School she enrolled in Anderson Beauty College in Billings, MT. After graduating from college she was employed as a hairdresser in Conrad, Billings and Baker. From 1955 to 1959 Mrs. Joseph owned and managed Pom Pom Beauty Haven in the Broadwater Shopping Center. From 1959 to 1964, Mrs. Joseph owned and managed Lillian’s Beauty Haven at 928 Howard Avenue. After moving to Glasgow, MT, Mrs. Joseph received her instructor’s license of Cosmetology. Due to an auto accident she was disabled and unable to continue to teach.

Lillian Joseph entered the holy estate of matrimony with Robert L. Joseph on September 3, 1950, at Peace Lutheran Church in Plevna, MT. One daughter Kathryn L. (Joseph) Zastrow was born to this union who preceded her in death in 1982. Lillian wrote a book “God’s Gift” in memory of her daughter Kathryn. The proceeds were dedicated to the many volunteer groups Mrs. Joseph was active in supporting; Lutheran Braille Workers, Lutheran Tape Ministry, Good Shepherd Lutheran Home of the West, Trinity Lutheran School, and St. John’s Lutheran Home Auxiliary in Billings. Mrs. Joseph was active in the Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Lewistown, Great Falls and Trinity Lutheran Church in Billings. She served as Mission Service Chairman for the Montana District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League for ten years and served as world relief chairman, making and collecting quilts for world relief all over the state of which were happiest years as a volunteer, serving her Lord Jesus Christ. Working as a volunteer was her life.

Lillian Joseph is survived by her husband Robert, two brothers Franklin Pinnow, Terrell, TX, and Arnold Pinnow, Baker, MT, one sister Delphine Maier, Spearfish, SD. and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death her daughter Kathryn and brother Richard.

Lillian Joseph, 82, passed away September 12, 2012 at Aspen View.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday, September15, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church with interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Lillian requests no flowers but wishes memorials to Trinity Lutheran School and Trinity Lutheran Church to continue Christian Education and assist young people to enter full time church work, Lutheran Braille Workers to continue producing braille and large print material for the blind, Lutheran Tape Ministry to produce Christian tapes, Good Shepherd Lutheran Home of the West, Montana Unit, Lutheran Hour, bringing the Gospel to the Nation and St. John’s Lutheran Home.


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  1. Tom, Marsha and Jack Runge

    I have known Lillian for probably all of my 54 years, along with her husband, Bob. I have many memories of spending time with Lillian and Bob at open houses, church services and potluck dinners. Lillian and Bob were inseparable and did virtually everything as a team. Lillian was a “champion fund raiser” at Trinity Lutheran School and all of the other organizations she passionately embraced for all of her life. She was always positive and had a smile that was contagious! We will all miss her for sure.
    I know she has recently heard the words we all hope to hear from her Redeemer…”Well done, good and faithful servant!” as she entered her final resting place with her Savior Jesus Christ. May you rest in His Glory, Lillian!

  2. First Baptist Church of Spearfish

    Mrs. Joeseph’s sister, Mrs. Delphine Maiers, is one of our church family and we just wanted to say that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at your time of loss. Such a blessing to know that we will see Mrs. Joseph again someday in a much better place and I look forward to meeting her then. May God give you strength and peace at our time of loss.
    First Baptist Church of Spearfish, South Dakota

  3. Jody Mercer Wallace

    Bob, I always enjoyed visiting with Lillian when the McKesson people gathered for a party. She was a lovely person and I know you were a devoted couple. My prayers now are for comfort and strength for you. Jody

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