Lillian Marie Rohlfsen was born on Feb. 12, 1920, in Le Mars, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Molzen) Frerichs. As a young child she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
Lil graduated from Le Mars High School in 1937. She earned a certificate in Normal Training and began teaching in rural schools.
On Jan. 21, 1942, Lil and Stanley Rohlfsen were united in marriage at St. John's American Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The couple made their home on a farm south of Le Mars where they raised their three sons.
Stanley died Feb. 10, 1988.
Lil was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. She taught Sunday School, Catechism, and served on the Altar Guild. She also belonged to the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELCA) and participated in Leah Circle.
In addition to her church activities Lil enjoyed reading and knitting. She also looked forward to any time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Thomas and his wife, Myrna, of Tampa, Fla., James and his wife Georgia, of Le Mars, and a daughter-in-law Terry Rohlfsen, also of Le Mars; grandchildren and their spouses, Robin and Brad Jurrens, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Tracey and Ron Wigginton, of Tampa, Fla., Todd and Joanne Rohlfsen, of Valrico, Fla., Ryan and Cindy Rohlfsen, of Chicago, Ill., and Matt and Dorotha Rohlfsen, of Omaha, Neb.; and great-grandchildren Kayla and Connor Jurrens, Carson and Cole Wigginton, Sarah Rohlfsen, Cameron and Jordyn Rohlfsen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Stanley; son David on Jan. 6, 2011, and a sister, Shirley.
A private family funeral service will take place at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Greg Gabriel from St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. A visitation for the public will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home with the family present from 5-7 p.m. to greet friends.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com