Lillian Gladys Mellum, the daughter of Berger J. and Gea H. (Stene) Mellum was born June 17, 1921, in Belmont Township, Minnesota, and departed this life on Friday, March 3, 2006, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 84 years old.
She received her education in the rural country schools.
On January 20, 1946, she was united in marriage to Arthur W. Goede at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakefield, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple lived in Kasson and Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Lillian later worked at the Minnesota Egg Corporation in Jackson, Minnesota. She then moved to Estherville and worked at the Good Samaritan Care Center and also did house work for many different people. Arthur died September 10, 1993.
Church was a very important part of Lillian's life and she was an active member of Estherville Lutheran Church where she participated in circle.
Left to cherish Lillian's memory are her two sons, Walter Arthur Goede and his wife, Jean of Kansas City, Missouri; Myron Richard Goede of Omaha, Nebraska; Jennifer Anderson of Estherville; four grandchildren, Michelle Gilbertson and her husband, Jayson; Rachel Goede; Mike Goede; Megan Goede; four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Kendra and Chloe Gilbertson; Jasper Goede; and two brothers, John A. Mellum and his wife, Gladys of Jackson; and Pastor Reuben D. Mellum and his wife, Clara of St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
She has been preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Bert Mellum; and two sisters, Myrtle Berkness; Selma Berkness.
Pastor Susan Stone - Officiating
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
How Great Thou Art - Because He Lives
by Jerry Mellum
Donna Handeland - Organist
Walter Goede - Myron Goede - Jayson Gilbertson
LeRoy Berkness - Bill Cother -
Tom Cregeen - Ronald Mellum
East Side Cemetery
ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY
Lillians family wishes to thank you for your kindness expressed through your prayers, condolences, phone calls, cards, deeds and for your presence at her visitation and funeral service.
Lillian was a wonderful lady, I did some cleaning for her at the house. She would readily have coffee and snacks ready for me when I was done. Then we would sit and visit. She enjoyed it very much. She will be missed dearly.
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