Lillian Louise Domres
Apr. 24, 1935 – Feb. 13, 2020
Lillian Louise Domres, 84, Towner, passed away February 13, 2020 at Edgewood Vista, Minot, after a short battle with cancer. Lillian was born April 24, 1935 in Langdon, ND to Dick and Adela Washebek.
She was raised and educated in Langdon where she graduated from St. Alphonsus Catholic School. On January 17, 1957 in Grand Forks, ND she married the love of her life, William “Bill” Domres. They lived happily together for 58 years before Bill’s passing in 2014.
They started their lives together in Grafton, ND where Roger was born. They then moved to Cavalier, ND where Kim was born. Around 1965 they decided to venture out and moved the family to Towner where they purchased one of many newspapers. Not only was Lillian a working partner in the newspaper business but followed her own entrepreneur spirit and decided to open a Craft Store in Towner. After running and growing that business she sold it and purchased the local clothing store that she ran for many years.
Lillian was very involved in her community where she was on City Council, the Business Development Council and the North Dakota Republican Party. In her later years when most were slowing down, Lillian rallied her girlfriends and started the local Red Hat Ladies Society. They were not only very popular going out on luncheons or shopping trips to surrounding communities, they also did many service projects to help support the community. Mom kept the Red Hat Ladies quite busy raising money to do those projects by making/selling donuts and publishing a variety of cookbooks selling them at any and every local event. One of their bigger projects for the community was building the beautiful gazebo park on Main Street in Towner, ND. It was no small feat to gather the ladies and get everyone to contribute on these projects, even when they didn’t want to contribute. Mom and her van were known as the Towner Taxi Service picking everyone up and getting them from one place to another.
Lillian will always be remembered for her kindness to others, love for her family, hard work, smile, baking cookies for everyone and energy that lit up the world.
She is survived by Son, Roger (Sherry), Bismarck ND; Daughter, Kim (Mike) Schulz, Mound MN; Grandchildren, Rilie (Nicci) Domres, Minot ND; Ryan Domres, Fargo ND; Luke Domres, Bismarck ND; Amanda (Jake) Seys, Watertown, MN; Jeremy (Abby) Schulz, Mound MN; Great Grandchildren, Masen & Dru Domres, Minot ND; Mila Seys, Watertown, MN. Sister, Irene Etterman, Red Lake Falls, MN. Also, Karolynn Winger, Minot, ND who Grandma also thought of as another Granddaughter.
She is proceeded in death by her Husband, Bill Domres; Parents, Dick and Adella Washebek; Brothers, Vic Washebek, Raymond Washebek, Don Washebek and Leo Washebek and sister, Helen Hoffman.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Towner with spring burial in the church cemetery. Father Michael Schommer, Cele-
brant. Lunch will be served at The Gallow’s in Towner following the service. Honoring Lillian’s request, please direct memorials to St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Towner.
Music by: St. Cecilia’s Music Ministry and Nikki Gullingsrud
Readers: Bev Philion and Jeremy Schulz
Honorary bearers: Towner Red Hat Society
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Towner.
Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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