Lillian Corella Halvorson

  • Born: April 23, 1920
  • Died: June 25, 2020
  • Location: Rake, Iowa

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255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Lillian Corella Halvorson, age 100, of Buffalo Center, IA, formerly of Rake, IA, died peacefully June 25, 2020 at Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center, IA, where she resided the past 5 years. A private family service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake, Iowa on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Doug Rokke officiating. Interment will be next to her beloved husband in West Cemetery in Rake, IA. Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian, a daughter and one of twelve children born to Martin R. and Mary (Rake) Erdahl, was born in Rome Township, Faribault County, MN April 23, 1920. Lillian married Arden C. Halvorson October 18, 1940 at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake, IA. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends. She also enjoyed hardanger work and crafted beautiful pieces. Lillian loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was an active lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Rake, having been baptized, confirmed, and married there.
She is survived by her children: Susan (Clyde) Bade of Andover, MN, and Tom (Henrietta) Halvorson of Forest City, IA; grandchildren: Tamara Halvorson, Chad (Brenda) Bade, and Nick (Emily) Bade; great-grandchildren: Abby, Ally, Hailey, Sarah, and Sullivan; and former daughter-in-law, Judy Halvorson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Arden (1999), son Vance (2012), grandson: Thomas Halvorson; siblings: Alvin Erdahl, Arvil Erdahl, Vernon Erdahl, Rudy Erdahl, and one brother in infancy; Bertha Johnson, Mabel Legried, Alice Hanson, Agnes Halvorson, Rosella Erdahl, Elizabeth Thompson.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Family of Lillian

We are thinking of you with the loss of Lillian. We hope that you are doing well despite the loss of a very sweet lady.
It was very sad to learn of Lillian's passing. My Mother, Esther Haugen, had enjoyed visiting with her frequently at Timely Mission as well as having known one another from being Rake residents for many years. Having Lillian just across the hall at Timely Mission made the transition to the Nursing Home much easier for my Mother. Esther spoke of Lillian everytime I would talk with Mother on the phone. Esther is misssing Lillian very much and wanted me to let you know that Lillian is remembered with great fondness!
We hope that you are all doing well

Take Care

Esther, William and the Haugen Family

Posted by William Haugen - Mount Vernon, WA - Neighbor   July 06, 2020

Aunt Lillie enjoyed a long life and will certainly be missed by all. She was a Master Hardanger artist and her pieces will live on for generations. Her 100th birthday even brought her a parade which was wonderful, a feat enjoyed but few. God rest her soul.

Posted by Nadine Jones - Fairfax, VA - Family   June 27, 2020