Dorothy Lillemon, 78, of Harvey, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at St. Aloisius Hospital in Harvey. Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church of Harvey, which meets at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Harvey, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
Visitation will be held at Hertz Funeral Home in Harvey on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 2 to 7 p.m.
Burial will be at Bethania Lutheran Cemetery, Wellsburg.
Dorothy was born April 18, 1934, at Warwick, to Carl and Clara (Carlson) Swenson. She grew up there and graduated from Warwick High School in 1952. She attended Mayville Teachers College and taught elementary school at Chaseley, Wellsburg, Bisbee and Harvey. She received her bachelor of arts degree in education after having completed courses taken during the summer months and by correspondence. Dorothy also worked part time as a nurses’ aide at St. Aloisius Nursing Home in Harvey for 15 years.
Dorothy and James Lillemon were united in marriage on Dec. 26, 1969, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Hamberg. They lived and farmed near Wellsburg and moved to Harvey in 2011.
Dorothy was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Harvey. Dorothy cherished the times spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her hobbies were quilting and making blankets for the church. She especially enjoyed gardening and other outdoor activities during the summer months.
Dorothy is survived by: her husband, James; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Dave Schwan, of Homosassa, Fla., Diane and David Knudsen, of Minot; three grandchildren, James Knudsen, Tawnya (Stephen) Demiancyzk and Michael (Maggie) Schwan; five great-grandchildren, Cullan Demiancyzk, Brenna Demiancyzk, Joseph Demiancyzk, Gianna Demiancyzk, and Madeline Schwan; brother, Harold Swenson, of Dickinson; sister, Olga Kaeding, of Roseau, Minn.; and 41 nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles and John Swenson; and five sisters, Alice Crommett, Gladys Erickson, Evelyn Forde, Esther Trivelion and Hilma Sahl.