Sept. 14, 1926 – Nov. 23, 2018
Lois Hilleren 93, Rugby, formerly of Parshall, died November 23, 2018 in the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby.
Lois Joyce Hay was born September 14, 1926 in Parshall, to Oscar Sr. and Pearl Hay. She grew up on the family farm near Raub where she attended Loquemont Township rural school. She attended Parshall High School and graduated as Salutatorian of the class of 1944. Following graduation, she attended the University of
Minnesota and was enrolled in the Cadet Nursing Program.
Lois married Arnold “Buzz” Hilleren on February 22, 1947 at First Lutheran Church, Parshall. They lived on the family farm southwest of Parshall where they raised
registered Polled Herefords, small grains, and seven daughters, Kristi, Barbara, Nancy, Cheri, Lynda, Marci, and Kari. In 1998 they retired and moved into Parshall. She and Buzz loved to play cards anytime or Yahtzee in the evenings.
Lois was a wife, mother, and farm partner with Buzz, often working in the fields and corrals right alongside him. She loved spending time with all her family; and had a compassionate heart for the ill, grieving, or needy, often helping but never wanting a thank you or recognition. She greatly enjoyed puzzles of all kinds. She was very active in First Lutheran Church, Fertile Homemakers, 4-H both as a member and leader, Parshall Golden Jet Set, Farmers Union, the Parshall Ambulance and was instrumental in establishing the Rockview Nursing Home in Parshall.
Lois is survived by: her daughters, Kristi (Neil) Cabbage of Dallas, OR, Barbara (Loren) Dramstad of Binford, Lynda (Tom) Childress of Rugby, Marci (Terry) Koepplin of Elgin and Kari (Roger) Christenson of Plaza; grandchildren, Jennifer Cabbage (Kevin Kacmarynski), Sarah Cabbage (Ryan Keith), Jill (Peter) Mains, Owen (Collette) Dramstad, Travis (Jennifer) Brown, Andrew (Amy) Brown, Melissa (Scott) Anderson, Bruce (Meghann) Thompson, Brett Thompson, James (Meredith) Childress, Geoff (Christine) Childress, Tina (Rich) Olson, Badger (Kristine) Koepplin, Skye Koepplin, Madison Christenson, Regan Christenson, and Lincoln Christenson; and 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, John (Louise) Hay of Cleburne, TX, and Wesley “Lee” (Dorothy) Hay, of Minot; and many nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Buzz, two daughters: Nancy Brown and Cheri Thompson, her parents, sister Roxy Severance, and brother, Oscar Hay, Jr.
Funeral: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:00pm in First Lutheran Church, Parshall
Visitation: Thursday Nov. 29, 2018 from Noon – 5:00pm in Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall
Interment: Parshall Cemetery
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