Darlene Lillis, age 77, died Friday, November 27, 2020 in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND due to declining health issues. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Richville Cemetery, Richville, MN.
Darlene Ione Lillis was born in Elbow Lake, MN on February 5, 1943, the daughter of Ernest V. and Elsie W. (Burns) Logan. She was one of 13 children. She attended school in Elbow Lake and eventually transferred to Glenwood High School. Darlene was united in marriage to John Edwin Lillis, Jr. in Lowry, MN on February 2, 1963. Together they raised five sons.
Throughout her life, Darlene worked as a nurses’ aid, a waitress, bartender, and turkey farmer. Her Christian faith was important to her. Darlene enjoyed Bingo, crocheting, knitting, fishing, and doing puzzles. She loved spending time with her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. She enjoyed family reunions where she could catch up with all her siblings.
Surviving Darlene are her sons Perry Lillis, Rodney (Holly) Lillis, Jerome (Dawn) Lillis, and Randy Lillis; her nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her brothers Robert (Jean) Logan, Charles Logan, John Logan, Dale (Vickie) Logan, Dean (Ann) Logan, and Lavern Logan; her sisters Delores Kvitek, Marie Logan, and Betty (Doug) Dandurand; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Preceding Darlene in death were her parents; her husband John in 2012; her son Brad Houglum; two brothers Jimmy and Roger; and her sister Carol.
Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com
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