Elizabeth Lemm

elizabeth lemm

Elizabeth Jones Lemm, 82, of Hillsboro, ND passed away after a brief illness Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo surrounded by her loving family.

Liz was born in Fargo, ND on January 1, 1932 to Marvin and Rose Lane Jones.  She graduated from Fargo Central High School, attended Jamestown College, and graduated from North Dakota Agricultural College (NDSU) with a degree in Home Economics.  She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

Liz was united in marriage to Duane Lemm on July 1, 1952 in Fargo.  After a brief time spent in California, they made their home on the family farm near Kelso where they raised their four children.  They were married for 56 years before Duane’s death in 2009.

In addition to working on the farm, Liz was a devoted wife and mother and involved with numerous community organizations.  She was a 4-H leader, a 62-year member of Homemakers, an election judge, Rainbow Mother Advisor, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She served on the Traill County Farm Bureau Board and was a member of the Jamestown College Board of Trustees for 19 years.  Liz enjoyed her bridge club, outings with the local Red Hats, and annual dinners of the St. Andrews Society.  She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Hillsboro.  Liz was a wonderful cook and loved to quilt and sew and do crossword puzzles.  She also loved her summers at the lake, time spent with her granddaughters, attending high school events, music, and being involved with a variety of church activities. 

Liz is survived by her four children, Randy (Julie), Hillsboro; Kathryn, Jamestown; Susan, Warroad, MN; and Sharon (Jim) Hardwick, Helena, MT; granddaughters Calli, Elli, and Anna Lemm and Elizabeth Hardwick; half-sister, Cyndi Wong, Shoreview, MN; and several nieces and nephews.  Liz was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant son, Stuart Alan Lemm, and her brother Gordon Jones. 

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  1. My condolances to the Lemm family on your loss. Duane, Liz , Randy and Julie were great neighbors who were so kind to my family in helping us out especially the winters of ’96 and ’97 .Peace be with all of you every day as your family deals with your loss.

  2. Grand Forks North Dakota
    Sharon, I read about your mother’s passing in the Grand Forks Herald newspaper. My condolences to you and your family in your time of loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Delta Zeta Sisterhood,

    Michelle Mosher

  3. Fargo, ND
    58103 ND
    My sincere sympathy To Liz’s family and friends. We have been friends since college. I will greatly miss her.

  4. Jamestown ND
    We were surprised and sorry to read of your mothers passing. We knew them as members of Good Sam camping club. Did alot of camping with them here in ND
    and Az. She was such a good singer and we would try to sing at some of our camp outs. WE always wanted to stand close to her so we could stay in tune.
    WE have been trying to get a hold of her for several of our get togethers but lost track of where she was. Also lost track of John and Lorraine Knecht. WE heard while back that they were in a nursing home ??? There is not many of our group left for out get togethers.
    WE missed them after she wasn’t coming any more. I think the last time we saw her one of her sons pulled the camper to Valley City for her. Would like to know if some of you know where the Knechts are. Just drop us a line. Thank you , I know one of the daughters taught here at the Univercity now. WE live just across the street of the college.

  5. Jamestown North Dakota
    We knew your folks through the Good Sam camping club. Have tried for several years to get ahold of Liz for our outings we were having. WE got to know them through John & Lorraine Knecht. and we have lost track of them too.

    Marvin & LuVerne Dockter

    We are so sorry for your loss. Many from our club have passed on so we don’t have a club as such any more

  6. Fargo ND
    As a fraternity brother of Duane I knew Liz for a long time, remembering our sae alum yearly meetings at the Holiday Inn at homecoming time. Aso, Mr Lemm was my close friend at the SAE FRaternity.It is very sad for me to see them both gone. Sincerely, Richard Trhus

  7. Browerville MN
    We are so sad to hear of our dear
    relative passing away. Our heartfelt
    sympathy goes to her wonderful family –
    may your loving memories and the prayers of so many, see you through
    this time of sorrow.

  8. Dear Kitty, Sue, Sharon and Randy and family,

    Carl and I are sad we will not be able to be with you this weekend as you say your final goodbyes. We will hold you in our hearts.

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