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Evelyn Lilienthal, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora.  She was 94 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Quamba Baptist Church.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.

Evelyn Avon (Ostrom) Lilienthal, 94, passed away on September 16, 2021 at Eastwood Walker Methodist Memory Care Unit in Mora, MN.

Evelyn was born June 3, 1927 one mile west of Quamba on the Ostrom homestead family farm. She attended school in Quamba, MN. She married George W. Lilienthal on September 12, 1942 at the Quamba Baptist Church parsonage. They were married for 66 years. They raised 6 sons and 1 daughter. Evelyn was a wonderful cook and enjoyed making bread and playing accordion, organ and piano. She was an accomplished artist/painter. She enjoyed 4-wheeling, motorcycling, snowmobiling and camping with family. She made two trips to Sweden to explore and visit her family heritage. She and George were snowbirds in Texas and Arizona for 26 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents Verner and Ruth Ostrom, her husband George in 2009, brothers Robert and Delmore Ostrom, sons Dennis, David and Daniel Lilienthal, daughter-in-law Kris (Clementson) Lilienthal, great grand-daughters: Madison Jade Lilienthal and Kelsey Dawn Jacobson.

She is survived by her sister Charlene Van Slooten of Apache Junction, AZ and brother Donald (Dorothy) Ostrom of Coon Rapids, MN; her children Ruth (Dwight) Anderson of Grantsburg, WI, Donald (Donna) Lilienthal of Mora, MN, Richard (Linda) Lilienthal of Brook Park, MN and Russell (Donna) Lilienthal of Buffalo, MN; Daughters-in-law Wendy Lilienthal of Cambridge, MN, DeAnna Lilienthal of Brook Park, MN, Gayla Lilienthal Olson of Duluth, MN; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Her final wish was to donate her body for medical research to the University of Minnesota Medical School. This was accomplished on September 16, 2021.

We wish to extend our gratitude to the staff of Eastwood and St. Croix Hospice for their wonderful care.


11 thoughts on “EVELYN A. LILIENTHAL”

  1. Evelyn was neighbors with my great grandmother Irene when her and George lived at Woodcrest. She was a lovely lady. Our condolences to the family. -Allen and Dakota Helmbrecht

  2. My sympathies to all the Lilienthal family.
    Evelyn was a sweet lady. My thoughts & love to you all.

    Margie Vogel Bertilson

  3. You have our deepest sympathy in your loss. May the peace of the Lord be with you all!

    Alan & Linda Andersen

  4. My sympathy to all of you. Evelyn was such a good customer of ours in the years we owned Freddie’s. You are a wonderful family
    Mary Wilkinson
    Mesa, AZ.


  5. Evelyn lived life to the fullest – made the best bread ever – and was the pillar of our great community. She will be dearly missed – if everyone had her spunk, her love of life, and her commitment of sharing whatever she had, the world would be heaven on earth. Our sympathy and love to all – your friends, Greg & Wendy Kroschel

  6. We purchased a motorcycle from Evelyn and enjoyed many wonderful miles! Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  7. Lots of fun and memories with Evelyn and George and many of the Lilienthal family. “Spunky” could have been her middle name!

  8. She was a special person – as a youngster I spent a lot of time at her house and going to Quamba Baptist and National Rifle Assn among other things. Growing older I have never appreciated her less. Greg

    She definitely was a wonderful baker, but also was a teacher of that skill. I remember helping in the kitchen after the births of Russel and David and a lot of baking happened. I learned to make apple squares and caramel and cinnamon yeast rolls. When I asked about some cleaning she strongly said we have baking to do now. That was fine with me because to this day cleaning always comes after baking and Evelyn helped me form this opinion. Darlene Koepp Nastrom

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