Private family services will be held at a later date.
Della was born in Omaha Nebraska on February 3rd, 1923.
She was one of 11 children and lived in Nebraska for 42 years. While in Nebraska, she met the love of her life, Peter Pillege and they were married for 73 years. They had 3 children, Carol, Richard and Jacquelyn. Della enjoyed being a full time homemaker and Mother.
At age 42, they moved the family to California to be near Della’s relatives and enjoy the climate and lifestyle California brings. During this time, she became a Grandmother to 7 adored grandchildren.
At age 70, their travels took them back to the Midwest to settle into the Missouri/Kansas area, which their son Richard resided.
Della enjoyed doll collecting, road trips in her powder blue 63 ford convertible and cooking. Her children especially enjoyed her specialty dishes of spaghetti and spare ribs.
Della traveled and lived across the country throughout her lifetime. What traveled with her at all times though, was her strong Catholic faith. She was never without her prayer book and rosary. Her faith comforted her in life, and into heaven to meet her Savior.