Lillian Mae Germundson, the daughter of the late Ole and Karin (Bolin) Erickson, was born on May 22, 1907, in Marshall County, near Karlstad, MN. She grew to womanhood there and attended the former Woodside School near her home. Lil was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Karlstad. From age 18, she was employed as a personal assistant for several famous Hollywood stars and personalities, including Jack Warner and Clara Boe. In 1945, she returned to Karlstad and on June 15, 1955, was united in marriage to Bert Germundson at First Lutheran Church in Karlstad. She was a long-time, active member of that church, serving as wedding hostess for many years.. She was also active in the Karlstad Hospital Guild over the years. For the past 15 years, she has resided at the Karlstad Healthcare Center in Karlstad where she passed away on Sunday evening, March 18, 2012, at the age of 104 years, 9 months and 26 days.
She is survived by her step-daughter: Beth (Dale) Grandstrand, of Karlstad; 3 step-grandchildren: Audrey Kasprowicz, of Grand Forks, ND; Dalene (Roger) Jacobson, of Karlstad; and Darin (Heather) Grandstrand, of Horace, ND; 8 step-great-grandchildren: Matt and Denise Kasprowicz, of Grand Forks; Josh and Natasha Kasprowicz, also of Grand Forks; Breana and Nate Berberich, Thompson, ND; Abby Kasprowicz, Grand Forks; Tyrone and Rebecca Grandstrand, Grand Forks; Tyneal Grandstrand, Fargo; Tatum Grandstrand, also of Fargo; and Jacob Grandstrand, of Grand Forks, ND; 9 step-great-great-grandchildren: Hannah and Ella Kasprowicz; McKenzie and Lincoln Kasprowicz; Reece and Carly Berberich; and Christopher, Jack and Tatum; 4 nieces, 1 nephew and several cousins.
Lil was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one step-great-grandson: Derek Jacobson, and two brothers: Eric and Art.