Lillie (Ness) Lundberg met her Savior on August 1, 2012, at 101½ years young! Born on December 5, 1910 to Henny Birgitta Karlsen Ness and Gerhardt Lorentz Magnussen Ness in Brooklyn, New York. She was employed by Irving Trust Company, in New York City as a bank teller for 41 years.
She married Carl John Lundberg, a seamen with Tidewater Oil Company, in 1935. Harold and Carol were born within the next five years. In 1942, Carl’s ship (an oil tanker) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of New Orleans. She remained a widow till her death.
Lillie belonged to Zion Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, New York where she served as a sunday school teacher, preschool superintendent, girl scout cookie chairman and often found herself as a driver for the Luther League.
After Lillie retired, a home was built at her summer place in Norseville, Griggstown, New Jersey. She moved there in 1982 and busied herself with Bunker Hill Lutheran Brethren Church and became a member. She sent birthday cards to all the missionaries and their children for 15 years. She also crocheted or knitted squares which were then put together into afghans for the needy and homeless.
In 2009, Lillie moved to Fergus Falls, Minn. to her daughter, Carol’s home, and two years later, to her own apartment in the Mill Street residence.
Preceding her into God’s presence are her parents, a younger brother, George Ness, her husband, Carl, and her son, Harold.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol (Russ) Wester, daughter-in-law, Lynn Lundberg, grandchildren: Kristen Lundberg, Kari (Wester) Hartzell (Preston), Heidi (Wester) Lang (Jason), Douglas Wester (Abigail), 6½ great-grandchildren: Rebekah Lang, Douglas Lang, Catherine Lang, Briana Lang, Jonathan Hartzell and Nora Wester. Also a brother Peder Ness, a sister-in-law, Trudy (Lundberg) Wegelin, and many nieces and nephews.
Blessed be the many years of memories we have of our Sister, Mom, Grandma, “G.G.”, Tante, Aunt and Friend.
Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Bunker Hill Lutheran Church, 235 Bunker Hill Road, Princeton. Burial will follow at Griggstown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Bunker Hill Lutheran Church for World Missions.
Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls Minn. Online condolences at www.olsonfuneralhome.com.