Ilene Adeline Lien, 92, of rural RothsayPublished 9:39am Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Updated 11:43am Wednesday, February 27, 2013
She was born on Dec. 7, 1920, in Oscar Township in Otter Tail County, the daughter of John and Clara (Hovland) Moen.
She was baptized and confirmed at Friborg Church of rural Rothsay.
She grew up in Trondhjem Township where she attended school at District 89.
Ilene also worked for several area families in her early years.
On Dec. 25, 1941, she married Lloyd Lien at Our Saviors Parsonage in Rothsay. The couple farmed and raised their children on the family farm.
Ilene was an active member of the South Immanuel Church and its Ladies Aid. She enjoyed embroidering, quilting, scrapbooking, reminiscing and God’s nature.
She was a kind-hearted woman who always put the concerns of others ahead of herself. She was especially devoted to her family.
Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; grandson, Troy Honrud; a son-in-law, Donald Danielson; and her twin sister, Irene Ronningen.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Barbara) Lien of Moorhead and Rodney Lien of Rothsay; two daughters, JoAnn Danielson and Sandra (Donald) Honrud, both of Battle Lake; five grandchildren, Shelly Sagerhorn, Angela (Jeff) Overby, Dondra Honrud, Christopher (Rikki) Lien and Sara Lien; 10 great-grandchildren, Kasie, Kaitlyn, Emma, Justin, Garrett, Hailee, Ethan, Elliot, Edison and Elijah; seven sisters, Delia (Lyle) Johnson, Evelyn (Robert) Lamm, Avis Zimmerman, Judith (Kenneth) Toso, Charlotte Moen, Gerry Drechsel, and Ardell Moen; and one brother, Donald (Marie) Moen; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation: Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, at South Immanuel Church, rural Rothsay
Officiants: Rev. Leon Andersen and Gerald Peterson
Burial: South Immanuel Church Cemetery, rural Rothsay
Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls