Lillian Matilda Harjes

Thursday, August 12, 2010

There are no formal services scheduled for Lillian Matilda Harjes, 97, who passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Spencer Hospital.

Interment will take place in Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.

Lillian Matilda Harjes, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Westphalen) Klinker, was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Hartley. Her childhood years were spent moving around northwest Iowa, where she received her education.

Lillian married Frances Frederick Lorenzen and to this union, three sons were born: Burdette (Bud), Darrel and Donald. Following their marriage, they lived in Moneta, Iowa, Montgomery, Iowa, and finally Spirit Lake, where they made their home. Frances passed away on Dec. 7, 1956.

Lillian married Harold Harjes in 1964 and they made their home in Storm Lake,. Following Harold's death, she moved to Spencer in October of 2008.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; her son, Bud in May of 2010; and two granddaughters: Mary Kay Youde in 2007 and Susan Lorenzen in 1967.

She is survived by her two sons: Darrel and Donnie Lorenzen; a daughter-in-law, Marge Lorenzen of Spencer; other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are being handled by Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.