The Free Press, Mankato, MN


October 2, 2013

Lillian Dudley

—  Funeral services for Lillian Dudley, 90, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, October 4, 2013 at First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN.  Pastor John Holt will officiate.  Interment will be at Hillcrest cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 - 7 PM on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea location, and again one hour prior to the service at the church.  Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

 Lillian died on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Cottagewood assisted living facility in Mankato, Minnesota surrounded by her family.  She was 90 years old.

  Lillian was born on November 22, 1922 to Alexander and Dea Stanzuk, in Albert Lea.  She was an Albert Lea native her entire life.  On June 30, 1940, Lillian was united in marriage to Donald Dudley.  To this union, five children were born.  Lillian and her husband owned and worked at Lakeview Grocery.  The customers coined her "Lakeview Lilly."

  She was an active member at First Lutheran Church.  She was also a member of the Moose Lodge.

  Lillian loved to garden, fish, and golf.  When the store was quiet, she would sneak out the back door, and throw a line in the water.  The entire neighborhood loved her dearly.  She even taught all of the neighborhood children how to fish.  She enjoyed taking vacations to Texas every year, as well as to their cabin on Bowstring Lake, in Northern Minnesota.

  Lillian was a very easy going lady.  She was a very patient woman, and was very laid back.  She was funny, kind, and sometimes too gullible.  She was the most caring grandma in the world.

 Lillian is survived by her children, Donna (Jack) Hoaglun, of Balsam, MN, Peggy (Morris) Haskins, of Albert Lea, Cindy (Tom) Hamberg, of Lake Crystal, MN, David (Michelle) Dudley, of Lakeville, MN, and Tony (Terry) Dudley, of Balsam, MN; 15 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Dee Emery, of Albert Lea; sister in-law, Rose Barrus of Birmingham, AL; cousins, Joy White and Don Mathison; as well as many other nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.

 Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Don Dudley; parents, Alex and Dea Stanzuk; and her siblings, Harry Larson, Jenny Ackland, and Jeana Fargusson.

 The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Cottagewood of Mankato for their exceptional care and compassion they showed Lillian.


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