Margaret Julia <I>Lillevold</I> Morken

Margaret Julia Lillevold Morken

Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA
Death 29 Sep 2012 (aged 95)
Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Grygla, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 98156170 · View Source
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Margaret Morken, 95, of Thief River Falls, MN, died suddenly on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla, MN with Rev. Vicki Saude-Worthington officiating. Burial will follow at St. Petri Cemetery, rural Grygla, MN.

Visitation will be held 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Tuesday at the church.

Margaret Julia Lillevold was born on January 14, 1917, on the family farm in Lee Township, Beltrami County, to Torval Julian Lillevold and Thone Jonsdatter (Bratteli) Lillevold. She was baptized on April 29, 1917, and confirmed on August 14, 1932, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Grygla, MN. She attended grade school at District 107 School, which was one mile from the family home. On June 16, 1970, Margaret received her GED at the Roseau High School. It was very important for Margaret to get her high school diploma and her family was very proud of her achievement.

Margaret worked at the coop store in Grygla in her younger years. During World War II, she was employed at North American airplane factory in Los Angeles, CA.

On October 21, 1945, Margaret was united in marriage to Allard B. Morken at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Grygla, MN. They made their home on the Morken family farm. She was employed at Land O' Lakes turkey plant for 18 years. She was a member of the Lull a While Homemakers Club for over 60 years. In 2007, Allard and Margaret received the Century Farm Award in Marshall County. She lived on the Morken farm until the fall of 2010, when she moved to Thief River Falls.

Margaret enjoyed gardening, but especially loved flowers. "She and Allard loved to go ice fishing, spending days at a time at Lake of the Woods. Sewing was a pastime she enjoyed, making quilts for family and the church. Family and friends were very important to Margaret, always enjoying the time that was spent together. She traveled to Norway with her sisters Thea and Caroline, where they saw the birthplace of their mother. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was a long time member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 3858 of Grygla, MN.

Survivors include her children, Marilyn (Jim) Honsey of Stewartville, MN, Allan (Mary) Morken of Grand Forks, ND, Genelle Black of Thief River Falls, MN; eight grandchildren, Eldon (Lisa) Quam, Allison (Andy Bloedorn) Quam, Gary Quam, Selena (Jason) Reed, Meredith (Matt) Lhotka, Andrew Morken, Ryan Black and Travis (Angie) Black; thirteen great-grandchildren, Olivia, Ella, Logan, Penelope, Claire, Ellen, Alexis, Isaac, Ruby, Grace, Courtney, Kade, and Kyler; sisters, Thea Anderson and Caroline Ritch; and several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Bev and Jan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allard, on April 30, 2010, sister Clara, and brothers Arne (in childhood), Torrance and Johnny Lillevold.

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  • Created by: Truman Bratteli
  • Added: 2 Oct 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 98156170
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Julia Lillevold Morken (14 Jan 1917–29 Sep 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 98156170, citing Saint Petri Cemetery, Grygla, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Truman Bratteli (contributor 47361312) .