Lillian Barbara Hjelmstad, 88, of Fargo, ND , passed away peacefully under the care of the Palliative Care Angels at Sanford Hospital on Saturday, November 21, 2015
Lillian was born June 10, 1927 in Fayette, ND to John and Caroline (Johner) Schepper. She married Arnold Hjelmstad and they made their home in Fargo, ND where they raised their 3 children.
In her early years she babysat children and cleaned homes. She worked in the plant pathology department at NDSU for over 30 years.
Her greatest joys were dancing and spending time with her children, grandchildren, step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her last 3 years were spent at Bethany where she met many new and wonderful friends and care-givers
She is survived by her children: Sharon (Dennis) Seymour, Andover, MN; Lynn (Debra) Hjelmstad, Fargo; Jane (Todd) Obbink, West Fargo; 5 grandchildren; 3 Step Grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren;
Brothers: Edward Schepper, Las Cruces, NM; Mike (Ruby) Schepper, Bismarck, ND; sister: Rose Olson, Fargo; sister in law Adeline Hjelmstad and many nieces and nephews.
Grand Children: Rocky (Shalaine) Seymour, Stacey (Jeff) Schmidt, John (Allison) Hjelmstad , Tim (Sheena) Hjelmstad, Jessie Blixt (Mike Torgerson) and Step Grandchildren Tarin Obbink, Matt (Courtney) Obbink and Ashley (Jordan) Norgaard
Great Grandchildren: Solomon, Samuel and Rocco Seymour, Connor Loehrer and Molly Schmidt, Lily Torgerson, Baby Torgerson and Brayden Hjelmstad
Her kindness, generosity and joy for life was a treasure to see and she is now our Angel and will be with us always.