Michael E. Lilliquist

Michael E. Lilliquist

July 26, 1972 ~ July 24, 2021

Date of Service:
July 31, 2021


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Michael Eric Lilliquist was called to his heavenly home on July 24, 2021, two days before his 49th birthday.

Michael was a lifetime resident of Vero Beach, FL. He graduated from Vero Beach High School and received his AA degree from Indian River Community College. Michael also attended the University of Central Florida.

His zest for life and contagious laughter was known to all who had the pleasure of meeting him. He always had a smile on his face, a joke up his sleeve, and his trusty Old Timer in his pocket.

Michael is survived by his daughter Skylar Raine, parents Merle and Lynn, brothers Derek and Wesley, sister-in-law Tiffany, nephew Derek, and nieces Alexandra, Ava, and Aubrey. Michael was also blessed with a large extended family, and he will be missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Central Assembly of God (6767 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32966)

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a GoFundMe campaign set up to help pay for Skylar’s current and future expenses:


Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Date of Service:
July 31, 2021


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Kim Rogers - Friend

July 28, 2021, 4:55 pm

Dearest Merle, Lynn, Derek, Wes, Skylar and family, Our hearts ache for your loss. Please know that your entire family are in our prayers. May God comfort you, Kim Rogers and family

Lisselotte Benito - Friend

July 28, 2021, 7:26 pm

Lynn, May the Lord comfort you and your family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you . Lisa Benito and Michelle Sorgie

Alvin Arriola - Friend

July 28, 2021, 8:33 pm

To The Lilliquist Family, my heart is saddened by your loss. May you all find peace in this time of grief. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Your Friend Alvin

Anna Bergandi Martin, Michael Martin and Family - Cousin

July 28, 2021, 9:26 pm

Most Precious Family Lynn, Merle, Skylar, Derek, Wes, and Your Families, May The Peace Of The Lord Be With Each One of You Michael was loved and will be Remembered but sadly missed by The Extended Family and Many Friends. Please know that You are In Our Thoughts and Prayers and Will Walk This Heartbreaking Walk Beside You

Amee Phillips

July 28, 2021, 9:37 pm

My sincerest condolences Wes and your entire family. Mike will be truly missed. You are all in my thoughts as you go through this difficult process. ~Amee Phillips

Doug McCain - Friend

July 28, 2021, 9:39 pm

Merle and Lynn, my heart goes out to you and the other members of your family. You have just suffered the greatest hurt a parent can have. Praying for all of you.

Ryan Mallory - Friend

July 28, 2021, 10:24 pm

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Lilliquist family from Colorado. I am so sorry to hear this news. God be with each of you.

Emma Stevens - Friend

July 28, 2021, 10:25 pm

Merle, Lynn and family. I am totally heartbroken for you guys. May God be with you all and may you somehow find some peace. I have no words but I do understand your pain.. Love you all….

Ron and Vicki Kromhout and family - Friend

July 28, 2021, 11:00 pm

Merle and Lynn, sending big prayers for comfort for your entire family. There are no right words at a time like this. May God surround you both and give you peace and comfort.

Jeanne Harkness Hillman, David Harkness, Stephen Harkness, and Kelly Harkness Musleh - Family Friends

July 28, 2021, 11:16 pm

The Harkness-Hillman Family are offering condolences and love to you. You have suffered a tremendous loss which we, as a family know well, unfortunately. Godspeed, Mike…….

Zander Neach - Friend

July 29, 2021, 1:44 pm

My thoughts & prayers to the Lilliquist Family.

Mr and Mrs David Ward - Customer

July 29, 2021, 2:09 pm

We are grateful for your work ethic in our neighborhood. It was just a week ago that you pressure cleaned our house, driveway pavers, sidewalk pavers and resanded and sealed them. Our prayers are with your daughter and family

Michelle, Melody, Kristina, Dylan Weaver

July 29, 2021, 2:54 pm

We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family at this time, we wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.

Jennifer Skowron - Friend

July 29, 2021, 2:58 pm

My thoughts and prayers to the Wes, Skylar, and the entire Lilliquist Family. Mike was so humble and could light up a room anytime he walked in. I am so sorry for your loss.


July 29, 2021, 3:07 pm

Our sympathies to the Lilliquist family. May you find comfort in this time from the grace of Our Savior. R.I.P. Michael Lilliquist.

Debbie Stikelether Kanehl - Friend

July 29, 2021, 8:23 pm

Coach Lilliquist, Lynn, Skylar, Wesley and Derek…our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time! May Our Heavenly Father be there with His Strength to get you through! Hugs, Love and Prayers are with you all!

Karen Mantell & family. - Family friend

July 29, 2021, 8:51 pm

The Mantells extends their most profound condolences to the Lilliquist family. Lynn and Merle, we hold you in our hearts and prayers & may God give you courage & strength for the future. May Mike’s life be for a blessing. All our love.

Kirby and Cathy Park - Cousin

July 29, 2021, 10:28 pm

Merle, Lynn, and entire family: Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for the loss of your precious son Michael. May God bless you and keep you in his care during this difficult time. Sending our love and prayers.

Lois Cappelen - Friend

July 30, 2021, 10:40 am

The loss of a child is one of the hardest events you will ever encounter. I pray you will all find peace in the memories you have of Mike. He will always live in your hearts. This is a very difficult time for you and your family. I feel your pain and pray God be with you.

Cecilia Christodoulides - Friend

July 30, 2021, 2:01 pm

Dear Merle, Lynn and family. We are deeply saddened by your great lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you walk these difficult times. May God feel you with His comfort and keep you in His loving arms. Paris, Cecilia and family.

Mellissa Douglass - friends

July 30, 2021, 3:10 pm

Our prayers that the Holy Spirt, God and Jesus’ love will surround you and your family during this time of deep sorrow. Chuck & Mellissa Douglass

Dee Jacobs - Friend

July 30, 2021, 5:14 pm

No words can ease the sorrow and pain you are feeling now, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Raquel Wright - Friend

July 30, 2021, 7:33 pm

It seems that certain friend we meet are thought of for a while, and others are remembered for a special deed or smile. But those who stay within our hearts are very very few, not that’s the type of cherished friend we all found in you! Sleep in Sweet Peace, Mike… we love you and we miss you!

Judy Beal - Great friend

July 30, 2021, 8:55 pm

Lynn, Merle and family, George and I are so broken hearted for this senseless occurrence! Mike has always been such a close friend with us and my family! I have so many wonderful fun memories with the great friendship that Jason and Mike shared! From football, to sleepovers to skateboards, to just hanging out! Mike and I became friends on Facebook after a long time of not hearing from him! You telling me how proud you were of him and how much he loved Skylar! There are just no words to express how sad we are and I pray that God gives you strength and love! Like you said to me, “Mike is with my mom and dad and loving every minute of it! I hope this gives you some comfort knowing this❤️ You will always and forever be my greatest friend! I love you

Arthur and Brenda Hodge - Friend

July 31, 2021, 3:31 am

So sorry for loss. Prayers for your family

Christina Savage - Cousin

July 31, 2021, 10:47 am

Dear Lynn & Merle, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family during this very difficult time. Love, Christina

Laura Walker - Extended family

July 31, 2021, 3:44 pm

So sorry for your loss..My thoughts n Prayers are with you all..

Deloris, Leigh Ann, Matt, and DeDe - Family Friend

July 31, 2021, 4:41 pm

Merle, Lynn, and family: My heart goes out to you and the other members of your family. Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for the loss of your son. Michael will live on in all of you, his beloved family!

The Justices-Deloris, Leigh Ann, Matt, and DeDe - Family Friend

July 31, 2021, 4:53 pm

Merle, Lynn, and family: My heart goes out to you and the other members of your family. Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for the loss of your son. Michael will live on in all of you, his beloved family!

Bill & Martha Kulp - Friends

July 31, 2021, 6:06 pm

Our hearts & prayers are with the Lilliquist family & their extended families & many friends!

Shawn Maltby - Friend

July 31, 2021, 6:19 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Lilliquist family. Many prayers as you navigate through this.

Carol Suttle ScherStanley - Friend

July 31, 2021, 6:21 pm

Heartfelt condolences from Jud & Beverly Suttle’s daughter! Special prayers for little Skylar! May God bless you & your family!

Marcel Moraru - Lynn coworker

July 31, 2021, 6:51 pm

My heart goes to all of you. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I’m praying for your family. Your friend Marcel

Lynne Scharfschwerdt-Glass - Friend

July 31, 2021, 10:05 pm

My deepest thoughts and prayers for the Lilliquist family during this most difficult time. So sorry for your loss and may you find comfort in your memories of a life cut way to short.

Cindy Clayton Livings - Friend

August 1, 2021, 3:42 am

Merle and Lynn, my heart aches for your unimaginable loss. I doubt my words will be of much comfort to you at this time; however, in time I do hope you know how much you are thought of by SO MANY people. Hold on to each other and you WILL continue to greet the sun each day. Cindy Clayton Livings

Misty Harp - family

August 1, 2021, 11:15 am

Skylar, Uncle Merle, Aunt Lynn, Derek, Wesley, Tiffany, Derek, Alexandra, Ava, and Aubrey, we are praying for comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding. We are so sorry for your loss and we are here for anything at all that you may need in the coming days, weeks, months and years. We love you all to the moon and back. May God hold You so close.

Cindy McCall - Friend

August 1, 2021, 2:26 pm

Lynn and Merle. So sorry for your loss prayers for you and the family

Michael Macon - Friend

August 1, 2021, 7:23 pm

Your son Mike was a person my husband Mike and I will never forget. He had the warmest personality and kindest soul that we constantly talked about. We couldn’t get enough of him, and now our loving father has called him home. We are so thankful for what we did get. We are praying for your all’s loss. We will never forget him. Mike and Carey Macon

Danny Lee - Friend

August 1, 2021, 7:59 pm

Coach, Derek and Wes, words cannot express your loss. I want to extend my sincere condolences and hope you find peace in the days to come. My sympathies are with your families.

Jenny Craft - Friend

August 1, 2021, 9:23 pm

We are so sorry this has happened to you. I can not imagine the pain you are experiencing. We crossed paths in the educational field as we worked in the school system together. Both my sons benefited from Merle’s influence. There are no words that can relieve your pain at this time, but knowing that many prayers are being said at this time hopefully will give the family some comfort.

Laura Coleman Rendon - Vero Beach native friend

August 1, 2021, 9:27 pm

Dear Lynn and Merle, I just saw this and I am so so sorry for your loss. Lynn, You and I were in the hospital at the same time giving birth to our beautiful boys, I am praying for your heavy hearts and the pain you are feeling. Laura Coleman Rendon

Peter W Beuttell - Friend

August 2, 2021, 1:49 am

To all of the Lilliquist family. Please, know. That my families thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!

Crystal Schacht

August 3, 2021, 11:22 pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the entire family.

Albert Howard - cousin

August 4, 2021, 12:53 am

Dear Lynn and Merle, Vicki and I send you our deepest Condolence and a warm loving embrace. We can’t begin to understand your feelings right now, you do have each other and a loving family. hope this helps you get thru this bad time. love albert and vickiAlbrt

Khan Family - Friends

August 5, 2021, 3:14 pm

Lynn, Skylar, Merle, Wes and Derek…We are so heart broken for all of you. Although I didn’t know Michael that well, all of the stories Lynn and I would exchange over the phone about our families, about Skylar, Michael and the other grand kids over the past 20yrs …he feels like part of the family. May God give you patience and strength. May God give the Skylar the best of this life and keep her safe. Please keep your family and friends close and lean on them whenever you need support. //Sami, Zyra, Adeena, Humza, Samar & Rayyan. (Ann Arbor, MI)

Kelly E Vold

August 9, 2021, 3:05 pm

Merle, Lynn and family, so sorry to learn of your loss, I pray that the peace of God will overwhelm you in this time of your lives. Please feel free to reach out.

Micky Decker

August 10, 2021, 3:25 am

Merle, Lynn and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I pray God’s peace be with you all through this difficult time. I can only imagine your pain and grief. I will be lifting you and your family up in my prayers and keeping you in my thoughts. May God’s love and peace take your through.

Paul and Marie Adams - Friend

August 17, 2021, 4:25 pm

Dear Lynn and Merle, you are in our hearts and prayers, in loving memory of Michael.

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