The longtime nurse and World War II veteran was honored with full military honors for her burial on Monday (Jan. 16) at All Saints Cemetery in Pleasant Prairie.

The funeral services were handled by Piasecki Funeral Home.

“It was definitely an honor,” said Matt Martin, Piasecki Funeral Home Director. “She was a nurse and a veteran. She cared for her community, her country, and her family and lived a remarkable life.”

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Photos of Lillian Jilk

Jilk joined the United States Navy Nurse Corps in February 1944. During World War II, Jilk was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Hospital Base in North Chicago, Ill., spent boot camp in Farragut, Idaho and worked at the Naval Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.

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