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Elizabeth A Lillegard Honsey
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1923, China
Death: Jan. 10, 2012
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA

Mankato resident Elizabeth A. Honsey, 88, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at

Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Funeral services will be held at 11:00

a.m. on Saturday, January 14, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Mankato with

Rev. John Petersen, officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Hills

Memorial Park.

Elizabeth was born October 8, 1923, in Ichange, China to George and Bernice

(Onstad) Lillegard. She attended Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN,

Boston University, Boston, MA, and Mankato State University, Mankato, MN.

On August 6, 1950 Elizabeth was united in marriage to Rudolph Honsey in

Cambridge, MA. Elizabeth was an educator and taught at Lutheran Parochial

School in Clinton, IA and Mankato, MN. She did substitute teaching in

Arlington, MA and Mankato, MN. She was an elementary remedial reading

teacher in Gaylord, MN and she occasionally worked as a teachers aide in

Mankato. She was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Mankato and was

involved in various women's activities at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and

Bethany Lutheran College. During her entire marriage she was also a

housewife and mother. In her leisure times she loved to read and listen to


Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 61 1/2 years, Rudolph of Mankato;

children, Judith (James) Haaland of Frost, MN, Carole Falconer of

Bloomington, MN, Philip (Cynthia) Honsey of Grove City, OH, Ellen (Jack)

York of Colorado Springs, CO, Ralph (Robyn) Honsey of Aurora, CO; 4

grandsons, 5 granddaughters, 5 great-granddaughters and 2 great-grandsons; 2

brothers, David Lillegard of Sebastian, FL, and Norman Lillegard of Martin,

TN; 2 sisters, Laura Lillegard of Mankato, MN and Alice Maxfield of Laurel,

MD; 3 sisters-in-law, Velma Lillegard of St. Joseph, MI, Dorothy Honsey of

Lake Mills, IA, and Barbara Chrz of Albert Lea, MN. She was preceded in

death by her parents, 1 sister, Marjorie Bork; 2 brothers, George and

Lawrence; son-in-law, Gary Falconer.

Woodland Hills Memorial Park
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Dale & Corinne Wise
Record added: Jan 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83346429
Elizabeth A <i>Lillegard</i> Honsey
Added by: Dale & Corinne Wise
Elizabeth A <i>Lillegard</i> Honsey
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