Hjelle, Lila Mae (1928-2002)

Lila Hjelle, 74, died on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at Northwest Medical Center, CNC Unit, Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 18, 2002 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden, MN with Reverend Dan Heath officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Newfolden, MN.

Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at the Johnson-Green Funeral Home in Thief River Falls, MN with a 7:00 P.M. prayer service on Thursday evening with Reverend George Davis officiating.

Lila Mae Hjelle was born on May 3, 1928 in Newfolden, MN, the daughter of Otto and Marie (Nyflot) Hjelle. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended Country School near Newfolden.

Lila farmed around Newfolden on her parent’s farm. She moved to Thief River Falls in 1990, where she has since resided.

Lila enjoyed embroidering and playing Bingo and loved to spend time with her family and friends.

She is survived by one sister, Carol Potucek of Thief River Falls, MN; four grandchildren: Melissa Hjelle, Mitchell Hjelle, Murray Hjelle and McKayla Hjelle, all of Thief River Falls, MN; daughter-in-law, Gail of Thief River Falls, MN; special friends: Tressa Telebosky and Robert Rendulich; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.

Lila was preceded in death by one son, Layton; her parents; and one sister, Eunice Sorenson.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky

Author: W Saewyc

An amateur genealogist and internet hobbyist.

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