Thelma Lien

Thelma Adele Lien, 97, from Lignite, passed away April 30, 2014, in a Tioga nursing home. Her funeral is scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014, at 11 a.m., in Prairie Christian Fellowship, Lignite. Burial will be at Bethany Cemetery, Lignite. Visitation is Monday, from 9 a.m. to service time, in the church.

Thelma was born June 5, 1916, to Axel and Alma Blom. She married Blanchard Lien on Oct. 15, 1960. She was a wonderful and loving homemaker. She loved music, going to church and she especially loved her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are: her children, Darvin (Ardis), Spokane, Wash., Elton, Williston, Douglas (Margie), Hanover, Ill., Jerry, Flaxton, Baretta (George) Lindell, Williston, Doris (Gorden) Smith, Niagua, Mo., Larry and Leonard, both of Williston; brother, Roy Blom, Montana; and numerous grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Axel and Alma Blom; husband, Blanchard; son, Paul Larson; brothers, Herman, Gunner, Hjalmer, Roy and Clarence; and sisters, Lilly and Elsie.

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(Springan Funeral Home, Stanley)