Sundby, Lillian Rose (Heddan) (1920-2008)

Lillian Rose Sundby was born Dec. 27, 1920 at rural Stephen, MN, the daughter of Anton and Gurine (Folland) Heddan. She attended school at Donnelly Township Country School and graduated from Argyle High School in 1937. She married William Harold Sundby on Oct. 15, 1938. She was a farm wife and loving mother of 3 children. She worked for 14 years as a nurses aid at Valley Memorial Home in Grand Forks, and 4 years at the Good Samaritan Center in Warren, MN, retiring in 1982.

She worked with 4-H young people and belonged to the Alvarado Senior Citizens when living there. She taught Sunday School at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Stephen where she was a member. She was currently a member of Christ The King Free Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks. She was part of the Welcoming Committee at Parkwood Place and a member of the Parkwood Chorus, always enjoying music.

Family and friends were very important to Lillian and she was always keeping in touch with phone calls, letters, and visiting.

Lillian went to be with her Lord Jesus on Saturday morning, August 9, 2008 at her home at Parkwood Place where she had made her home for 14 years.

She is survived by her children: Janet (Wallace ) LaBine of Argyle, MN, James (Maureen) Sundby of East Grand Forks, MN and Judith (Dwight) Flaten of Oslo, MN, ten grandchildren, Lori (David) Grabow, Darren (Paula) Swanson, Lisa (Roger) Smith, Scott LaBine, Jay (Janelle) Swanson, Jill LaBine, Jonathon (Melanie) Sundby, Jeremy Sundby, Chad (Tina) Swanson and Christopher (Lisa) Swanson, twenty-five great-grandchildren, Talon, Cody, Chase and Ty Grabow; Callie LaBine; Samuel, Ellen and Elisabeth Swanson; Britton, Brianne, Bailey, Betsy and Brock Smith; Samantha (Drew), Kelsi, Taylor, Brady and Regan Swanson; Josiah and Isaac Sundby, Brook Swanson and Cole, Cailey and Carlissa Swanson, two great-great-grandchildren, Cooper Smith and Austin Rusling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William in 1991, son-in-law, Duane Swanson in 1997 and thee sisters, Sophie Sundby, Anna Carlson and Gladys Sundby.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Stephen cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky