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Dorothy Elizabeth Lilyquist

Dorothy Elizabeth Lilyquist

Female 1919 - 2015  (95 years)

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  • Name Dorothy Elizabeth Lilyquist 
    Born 10 Nov 1919  Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Apr 2015  Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Duluth News Tribune (MN) - Friday, April 24, 2015

      Dorothy Elizabeth Hallsten, 95, formerly of Devonshire Street in Duluth, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Bayshore Health Center on Park Point.

      Dorothy was born on Nov. 10, 1919, in Duluth to Ernest and Segrid (Abrahamson ) Lilyquist.

      She was a 1937 graduate of Denfeld High School and married Norman F. Hallsten on June 8, 1940, in Duluth. She worked as a switchboard operator for the Duluth Clinic-West, retiring in 1982.

      She was a member of First United Methodist Church, its Wesleyan Circle and Merri-Mates Couple's Club and the Teamsters Retirees Local No. 346.

      As kind a soul as anyone could know, Dorothy lived her life modestly though she possessed myriad talents. Her love of family was unparalleled with a nonjudgmental, positive attitude that was an example for all who knew her. Dorothy and her husband, Norman, shared a deep and abiding love. They never argued and instead deeply respected one another.

      Dorothy was happiest when she could have her hands in dough, baking something that she could share with others. Her cookies and coffee cake were the stuff of legend, and she couldn't go anywhere without asking, "What can I bring?" If you said, "Nothing ," you'd get cookies. She was also talented in needlecraft, especially sewing and knitting, making clothes and quilts throughout her life. She enjoyed making Christmas ornaments for her family each year and knitting hats and booties for preemie babies at the local hospitals. Her sweet presence will be deeply missed.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman; three sisters, Helen Lindberg of Albany, Calif., Margaret Maddox of Whitewater, Wis., and Phyllis Pearson of Duluth;brother,MarvinLilyquist, of Port Charlotte, Fla.

      She is survived by two sons, David (Mary) of Maple, Wis., and Jerry (Mary) of Duluth; brother Donald Lilyquist of Duluth; seven grandchildren, LeeAnn (David) Wesley of Naples, Fla., Jeffrey (Sandra) Hallsten of Duluth, Jodi Hallsten Lyczak (Steve) of Normal, Ill., Corey Hallsten (Sheri) of Green Bay, Wis., Aaron Hallsten of Duluth, Jerimy Hallsten (Dawn) of Esko, Minn., and Kelli Hallsten-Erickson (Dan) of Duluth; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
    Person ID P2312485197  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2015 

    Father Ernest Lilyquist,   b. 24 Jan 1886, Hammer Twp, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1971, Duluth, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Segrid Ovedia Abrahamson,   b. 21 Oct 1889, Drammen, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1980, Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 08 Jun 1908  Duluth, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Prepared by John Lilyquist, grandson:

      Ernest and Segrid were married 8 June 1908 in Duluth. The marriage was witnessed by Ernest's brother and future sister-in-law, Ted and Gertie. Ernest's job at the railroad called them to Eveleth in 1907, and they returned to Duluth in 1910, residing at 324 Restormel.

      [[The marriage license, on file in the St. Louis County Court House (book J32, p. 247), says the the marriage was witnessed by Theodore Lilyquist and Gertrude Swanson. Rev. F.O. Kling, 2215 W 3rd St, officiated at the wedding. The license was applied for and recorded on 8 June 1908. Family lore had originally thought the marriage was witnessed by Segrid's brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Lavina Abrahamson.]]

      They moved into their permanent, two-bedroom home at 2311 West 11th Street in 1914. Ernest's mother lived with them following the death of his father in 1916. She occupied the front bedroom, the three girls slept in the back bedroom, Marvin slept on a cot in the upstairs hallway, and Ernest and Segrid occupied the small room off the main floor dining room . The original house had a small kitchen on the northwest corner of the house, which was expanded to the full width of the house later .

      Ernest did not belong to a church, but the children attended Sunday School at First Covenent Church (Swedish Mission Church) in the West End. Segrid had belonged to Zion Lutheran Church. She joined First Covenent Church after Ernest's death.
    Ernest and Segrid 60th
    Ernest and Segrid 60th
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

    Family Norman Francis Hallsten,   b. 19 Apr 1913, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1997, Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 08 Jun 1940  Duluth, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
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     2. Living
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet

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    Dorothy Elizabeth Lilyquist Hallsten
    Dorothy Elizabeth Lilyquist Hallsten