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Joan Hiller

Sep 18, 2021

April 10, 1949-Sept. 9, 2021

Joan Hiller, 72, Minot,

formerly of Rugby, died

Thursday, September 9,

2021, in a Minot Hospital.

Joan was born April 10,

1949, at Moorhead, Min-

nesota, the daughter of

Jerome and Mildred

(Solum) Sillerud. She was

raised and educated in

Rothsay, MN and graduat-

ed from Rothsay High

School in 1967. She at-

tended Golden Valley

Lutheran College in Gol-

den Valley, MN, graduat-

ing with a degree in Par-

ish Ministry.

Joan was placed with

that ministry, working at

Rugby, ND in 1969, where

she met Curt Hiller.

After a brief courtship

they were united in mar-

riage on November 1,

1970, at First Lutheran

Church in Rugby.

Joan and Curt lived in

Rugby until 1978, when

they moved to Minot.

Joan became employed as

an administrative assis-

tant for 25 years for Ward

County, working first with

the County tax depart-

ment and then for 21

years in the Ward County

Veteran’s Service Office.

She retired in 2005.

To many, Joan was a

“Prayer Warrior”, praying

for countless people in

the community and

abroad. She spent many

hours as the funeral lunch

coordinator at Our Redee-

mers Lutheran Brethren

Church. Joan loved the

days that she and Curt

could take their RV and

go camping around North

Dakota. She will be

remembered most as a

loving friend to many.

May God bless her loving


Her loving family in-

cludes: husband of 50

plus years, Curt; mother,

Mildred Boen, Barnes-

ville, MN; brother, Dean

Sillerud, Rothsay, MN;

sisters in law, Ellen (Kurt)

Knutson, Minot and Veve

Nelson, Minot, brother in

law, Craig (Judy Nelson)

Hiller, Coleharbor, ND;

step sisters, Nadine

(Myron) Compton, Spearf-

ish, SD, Noreen (Art) Peri-

na, Gretna, NE, Naomi

(Mike) Frantes, Cedar

Park, TX, Natalie (Jim)

Gregory, Gretna, NE, Kerri

(Steve) Black, Kent, WA,

Kandace (Doug) Gorsuch

and Kathy (Joe) Paulson,

both of Ramsey, MN; step

brother Kevin (Anita)

Boen, Fergus Falls, MN

along with several nieces,

nephews, grandnieces and


Joan was preceded in

death by: her father,

Jerome Sillerud; stepfa-

ther Cal Boen, and her fa-

ther in law and mother in

law, George and Ruth


Visitation/Gathering &

Book signing: Saturday,

September 18, 2021, from

3:00-5:00 p.m. in Thomas

Family Funeral Home,


At the family’s request

there will not be a service.

Interment: ND Veterans

Cemetery, Rural Mandan,


Memorials are preferred

to Dakota Hope Clinic,

Minot or the North Dakota

Veterans Cemetery, Man-

dan, ND.

Memories and con-

dolences can be shared at



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