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.