Irvin Macfarlane Lilleberg, age 89, of Hillsboro, North Dakota, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home.
Irvin was born on November 26, 1914, in Cummings, North Dakota, the son of Marcus K. and Inga O. (Hegg) Lilleberg. He grew up on a farm northeast of Cummings and attended school in rural Cummings. He attended high school in Buxton, North Dakota, and attended Mayville State Teachers College. Irvin was united in marriage to Lillian A. Knudsvig of Buxton, North Dakota, on April 27, 1941, in Nielsville, Minnesota. The couple made their home and farmed east of Cummings until their retirement in 1977. They continued to live on the farm until 1996 when they moved to Hillsboro. Irvin entered the Hillsboro Nursing Home in October of 2000. Lillian passed away on December 18, 2002.
Irvin was active in his church and community. He served over 25 years on the Board of Directors for the Farmers Union Oil Company of Cummings, served many years on the Ervin Township Board, and was an active member of Highland Lutheran Church and served many years on the church Council and the Highland Cemetery Board. While farming, he served on the Traill County ASCS Board for a number of years. He was involved in other community projects relating to schools and served on the planning committee for the building of Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, North Dakota. Irvin enjoyed serving his church family and community. He liked traveling, and gained satisfaction from watching his crops grow to harvest.
Irvin leaves behind his sons, Philip (Betty) of Billings, Montana; and Darrell (Deloris) of Cummings, North Dakota; his daughter, Laurel (Harlyn) Erickson of Galesburg, North Dakota; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren; his brothers, Kenneth Lilleberg of Hillsboro; and Vernon (Edith) Lilleberg of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Helen; his sister, Mildred; and brother, Harvey.
VISITATION: 5-7 PM Sunday at Wildeman Funeral Home in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Monday.
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Sunday in Wildeman Funeral Home.
FUNERAL: 11 AM Monday, April 19, 2004, at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Cummings, North Dakota
BURIAL: Highland Lutheran Cemetery, rural Cummings, North Dakota
Arrangements entrusted to Wildeman Funeral Home in Hillsboro.