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  • ID: I11127
  • _UID: 0551A19CBA9F4091B1A1B2D146AC14E37B46
  • Name: Margaret Alvina ERICKSON
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 17 JAN 1931 in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Death: 8 FEB 2009 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Burial: 13 FEB 2009 St. Pauli Cemetery, Rocksbury Township, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
  • Christening: 11 JAN 1933
  • CONF: 30 JUN 1946 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
  • Note:

    Obituary: Thief River Falls Times, February 11, 2009

    Margaret Lian, 78, of Thief River Falls, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, February 13 at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Casket bearers include Jeremy Lian, Adam Lian, Christopher Lian, Jason Hed, Chad Lian and Jeremy Nelson. Honorary casket bearers include all of Margaret?s grandchildren and great-grandchildren... Interment will be in St. Pauli Cemetery, rural Thief River Falls.

    Margaret [Lian] was born in Duluth on January 17, 1931 and was raised by Clarence and Eloise Arneson. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Pauli Lutheran Church and attended and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls. On November 28, 1949, Margaret was united in marraige to Omer E. Lian. Margaret owned and operated the Pennington Cafe for several years and worked at Pamida (formerly Gibson?s) for many years until her retirement in 1988.

    Margaret enjoyed fishing with her husband Omer, spending time at the casino with her friends, crocheting, adn emailing family and friends. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Zion Lutheran Church.

    Margaret is survived by six children: Ralph (Virginia) Lian of Badger; Randal Lian of Goodland; Richard (Elizabeth) Lian of May?s Landing, NJ; Ruth (Keith) Hed of Winthrop; Ross (Annette) Lian of Thief River Falls; Rebeca Richardson of clinton, IL; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister Florence (Steve) Gjerstad of Grand Blanc, MI; brother Harold (Joyce) Arneson of Thief River Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Omer in 2002; brother Robert; and her parents.
  • Change Date: 20 FEB 2009



    Father: unknown ERICKSON
    Mother: unknown

    Father: Clarence A. ARNESON b: 3 JUN 1899 in Minnesota
    Mother: Eloise H. MERRITT b: 6 APR 1911

    Marriage 1 Omer Lloyd LIAN b: 12 MAR 1920 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
    • Married: 27 NOV 1949 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    • Note: at Erickson home; Rev. C. T. Fjelstul
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