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Lillian Marie NELSON

Lillian Marie NELSON

Female 1924 - 2007  (83 years)

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  • Name Lillian Marie NELSON 
    Born 6 Sep 1924  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Nov 2007  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Dec 2007  Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage Announcement: Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) 17 Sep 1944, Sun:
      “Lillian Nelson, Wesley Hofstad Wed in Church
      Hofstad Twins Are Flower Firls; Reception Held After Service in Church Parlors
      Miss Lillian Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nelson, 1316 East Seventh st., became the bride of Wesley Hofstad, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Hofstad, 300 South West ave., Saturday evening at 8 o’clock in a pretty candlelight ceremony in the East Side Lutheran church, Rev. H. Gregerson reading the ceremony.
      The bride, escorted by her father, wore a gown of white satin and lace, with leg-o’mutton sleeves, and sweetheart neckline, the skirt falling into a long train. Her full veil was held in place with a crown of orange blossoms and she carried a bouquet of white gladioli.
      Bride’s Sister Attendant
      Miss Mildred Nelson, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and wore blue net over satin. Her flowers were a bouquet of shaded pink gladioli. Miss Alice Nelson, sister of the bride, and Fern Hofstad, sister of the bride groom, were bridesmaids, and wore orchid and yellow gowns, and their colonial bouquets were of delphiniums.
      Karen and Kathie, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Hofstad, were flower girls, carrying lace baskets of petals. Billy Hofstad, their small brother, carried the ring on a satin pillow.
      Marvin Plagman attended as best man, and Harold Nelson and Robert Hofland were ushers.
      Mrs. L. J. Reistroffer sang “The Lord’s Prayer,” and “Because,” with Mrs. Elmer Garness at the organ, the latter also playing the nuptial march.
      For her daughter’s wedding Mrs. Nelson wore flowered jersey with brown accessories, and Mrs. Hofstad chose an outfit of navy blue with white accessories.
      Couple to Live Here
      A reception was held in the church parlors following the ceremony, with pink and white carried out in appointments. The bridal table was centered with a large wedding cake, which was later cut and served by Mrs. Harry L. Cronk.
      The young couple left for a short honeymoon, and after October 1 will be at home at 1010 West Fifteenth st. They are both graduates of Washington high school.
      Out of town guests attending were Mrs. Fred Hughes of Gettysburg, Pa.; Pvt. and Mrs Arnold Hofland, Camp Gruber, Okla.; Mrs. Rae Johnson and daughter, Georgia Lee, Council Bluffs, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson and daughter, Evelyn, and Mrs. Sigrun Sunde of Dell Rapids, and Mrs. Eilif Smevik and daughter, Sonja, Hollywood, Calif.”

      Lil and Wes lived at 1010 West Fifteenth St., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after their marriage.

      South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949:
      Name: Lillian M. Nelson
      Age: 20
      Gender: Female
      Spouse: Hans W. Hofstad
      Marriage Date: 9 Sep 1944
      Marriage County: Minnehaha
      County of Residence: Minnehaha
      Post Office: Sioux Falls

      Announcement 50th Wedding Anniversary: Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) 04 Sep 1994, Sun.:
      “The Hofstads
      Mr. and Mrs. Hofstad
      Wes and Lil Hofstad of Sioux Falls will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the First United Methodist Church Round Table Dining Room, 12th Street and Spring Avenue.
      The event will be hosted by their children.
      The couple request no gifts.”

      Announcement 55th Wedding Anniversary: Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) 05 Sep 1999, Sun.:
      “Mr. and Mrs. Hofstad
      Wesley and Lillian Hofstad of Sioux Falls will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Sunday, Sept. 12.
      Their children will host the event. The couple requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 2600 W. 18th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104-4408.”

      Announcement 60th Wedding Anniversary: Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) 29 Aug 2004, Sun.:
      “The Hofstads
      Hans Wesley and Lillian Marie Hofstad of Sioux Falls will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and her 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 at First United Methodist Church, 401 S. Spring Ave.
      Their children will host the event. The couple requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 2600 W. 18th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

      From George Boom’s web site:
      “Lillian Marie Hofstad”
      (September 6, 1924 - November 21, 2007)
      Sioux Falls-Lillian Marie Hofstad, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
      Lillian Marie Nelson, the daughter of Harold Dreyer and Gudren Marie (Nielson) Nelson, was born on September 6, 1924 in Sioux Falls, SD. Lillian attended schools in Sioux Falls, and graduated from Washington High School in 1942. She married Hans Wesley Hofstad on September 9, 1944 in Sioux Falls, SD.
      Lillian was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls for many years. She enjoyed bowling, and was inducted into the South Dakota Bowling Hall of Fame in 1986, and won a silver medal in Bowling in the Senior Olympics. Lillian bowled for 43 years and was an exceptional athlete. Family was the most important part of her life. She was known as, “Grandma Lil, chocolate chip cookie lady on the hill.” She also enjoyed bowling, baking, sewing, camping, playing cards, stamping, and loved animals.
      Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Wes, Sioux Falls, SD; son Lee (Lona) Hofstad, Jacksonville, FL; three daughters: Barbara Hofstad, Sioux Falls, SD, Sandy (Ken) Dunlap, Sioux Falls, SD, and Judy (Tim) Melham, Buffalo, MN; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
      Lillian was preceeded in death by her parents; two sisters: Mildred Wyman and Alice Lowell; and a brother, Harold G. Nelson.”
    Person ID I112  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 

    Father Harold Dreyer NELSON,   b. 10 Sep 1883, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1963, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Gudrun Marie NILSEN,   b. 4 Oct 1893, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1980, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1922  Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nilsen.  Wedding portrait.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nilsen. Wedding portrait.
    The couple married on 26 Dec 1922, in Garretson, South Dakota.
    Nelson, Harold D.  Family.  Nelson siblings in their teens.
    Nelson, Harold D. Family. Nelson siblings in their teens.
    Nelson, Harold D.  Family.
    Nelson, Harold D. Family.
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    Nelson, Harold D.  Family.  Christmas at Harold and Gudrun Nelson's home. 1946.
    Nelson, Harold D. Family. Christmas at Harold and Gudrun Nelson's home. 1946.
    L. to R.: Harold G. Nelson, Mildred Nelson Gann, Alice Nelson Lowell, Ray Gann (lying on floor), Barbara Hofstad (held by Ray), Gudrun Nelson holding Eddie Ray Gann, Wes Hofstad (back of couch), Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Harold D. Nelson.
    Nelson, Gudrun.  Children.
    Nelson, Gudrun. Children.
    Taken at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, home of Alice Nelson, Lowell. L to R: Lillian, Harold, Gudrun, Alice, and Mildred.
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    Nelson, Harold D.  Family.
    Nelson, Harold D. Family.
    Celebrating Lil's 70th birthday. Left to right: Alice Nelson Lowell, Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Mildred Nelson Gann Wyman, and Harold Nelson.
    Lowell Family.  Christmas 1959(?) Part 1.
    Lowell Family. Christmas 1959(?) Part 1.
    The extended Lowell family at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. L. to R.: Harold D. Nelson, Gudrun Nelson, Myra Lowell, Gert Lowell, Charles Lowell, George Lowell, John Lowell, Flora Luker.
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    Nelson, Harold D.  Children. 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  1965?
    Nelson, Harold D. Children. 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1965?
    L. to R.: Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gudrun Nelson, Harold G. Nelson, Mildred Nelson Gann.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun.  Family.  Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun. Family. Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    L. to R.: Mildred Nelson Gann, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gudrun Nelson, Harold D. Nelson, Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Harold G. Nelson.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson.  Confirmation celebration.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson. Confirmation celebration.
    Taken at the Nelson residence, 1316 E. 7th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1941.
    Back row: Arnie Hofland, Mildred Nelson, Harold Mostrom, Gudrun Nelson (only a small part of her face is visible), Leonard Mostrom, Albert Hofland (only a small part of his face is visible), Mildred Hofland, Maxine Hofland, Harold D. Nelson.
    Front row: Harold G. Nelson, Bob Hofland, Alice Nelson, Mabel Mostrom, Ida Hofland, and Helen Hofland (with arms crossed).
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer and Gudrun's four children.
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer and Gudrun's four children.
    Taken approximately 1932. L to R: Harold, Lillian, Alice, and Mildred.
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer and wife, Gudrun Marie Nilsen.
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer and wife, Gudrun Marie Nilsen.
    Taken in October 1957 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun Nilsen.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun Nilsen.
    Christmas at 810 N. French, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun.   Their three youngest children.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun. Their three youngest children.
    Top to bottom: Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Harold Nelson, and Alice Nelson Lowell. Location unknown. Taken during early 1930s. Photo found by Elin Volden Andersen in her mother’s (Esther Reinholdtsen Volden) possessions after her death in March 2018. Elin’s father and Esther’s husband was Aksel Volden (1922-1997), the only child of Hansine Olsen (1896-1970), who was Elin’s grandmother and Harold D. Nelson’s sister.
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    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun Nelson.  Children.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun Nelson. Children.
    L. to R. Harold G., Alice, Mildred, and Lillian. Taken at the time of Harold's graduation from high school. This is the photograph that Harold D. had sent to various of his relatives in northern Norway that was reported hanging on the wall in at least one of his brothers/sisters homes in Vik. Photo found by Elin Volden Andersen in her mother’s (Esther Reinholdtsen Volden) possessions after her death in March 2018. Elin’s father and Esther’s husband was Aksel Volden (1922-1997), the only child of Hansine Olsen (1896-1970), who was Elin’s grandmother and Harold D. Nelson’s sister.
    Documents
    Marriage.  Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nielson.  Marriage Certificate.
    Marriage. Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nielson. Marriage Certificate.
    Married on 26 December 1922 at Garretson, South Dakota.
    Marriage.  Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nielson.  Wedding License
    Marriage. Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nielson. Wedding License
    Marriage.  Nelson, Harold and Gudrun Marie Nilsen.  Marriage license.
    Marriage. Nelson, Harold and Gudrun Marie Nilsen. Marriage license.
    Gudrun and Harold were married on 26 Dec 1922.
    Histories
    Religion.  East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Religion. East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    The Harold D. Nelson family attended this church.
    Albums
    810 N. French, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    810 N. French, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1)
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hans Wesley “Wes” HOFSTAD,   b. 7 Jan 1921, Tracy, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 2009, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1944  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Barbara Ann HOFSTAD
    +2. Sandra Kay HOFSTAD
    +3. Leland Wesley “Lee” HOFSTAD
    +4. Judith Marie HOFSTAD
    Photos
    Hofstad, Wes and wife, Lillian Nelson Hofstad.
    Hofstad, Wes and wife, Lillian Nelson Hofstad.
    Hofstad and Lowell Cousins.
    Hofstad and Lowell Cousins.
    Under the Christmas tree during Christmas, 1952(?). L. to R.: Jerry Lowell, holding younger sister, Linda; Barbara Hofstad, Lee Hofstad, and Sandy Hofstad.
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Hofstad, Wes and wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad.
    Hofstad, Wes and wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad.
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    Hofstad, Wes and wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad. Family.
    Hofstad, Wes and wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad. Family.
    Celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Lil and Wes Hofstad. L to R: Judy Melham, Lee Hofstad, Sandy Dunlap, Barb Hofstad, Lillian Hofstad, and Wes Hofstad.
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    Hofstad siblings.
    Hofstad siblings.
    L. to R.: Barbara Hofstad, Lee Hofstad, Judy Hofstad Melham, and Sandy Hofstad Dunlap.
    Gann, Raymond Eddie and Wesley Hofstad with their first children.
    Gann, Raymond Eddie and Wesley Hofstad with their first children.
    L. to R. Ray Gann holding his first child, Eddie Ray, born 10 Aug 1945, and Wes Hofstad holding his first child, Barbara Ann, born 10 Sep 1945. Taken in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1946. Photo found by Elin Volden Andersen in her mother’s (Esther Reinholdtsen Volden) possessions after her death in March 2018. Elin’s father and Esther’s husband was Aksel Volden (1922-1997), the only child of Hansine Olsen (1896-1970), who was Elin’s grandmother and Harold D. Nelson’s sister.
    Hofstad, Wesley, wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad, and first child Barbara Ann Hofstad.
    Hofstad, Wesley, wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad, and first child Barbara Ann Hofstad.
    Taken in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, sometime in early 1946. Barbara Ann was born on 10 Sep 1945. Photo found by Elin Volden Andersen in her mother’s (Esther Reinholdtsen Volden) possessions after her death in March 2018. Elin’s father and Esther’s husband was Aksel Volden (1922-1997), the only child of Hansine Olsen (1896-1970), who was Elin’s grandmother and Harold D. Nelson’s sister.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and Lillian Nelson Hofstad, with their first children: Eddie Ray Gann, b. 10 Aug 1945, and Barbara Ann Hofstad, 10 Sep 1945.  Photo found by Elin Volden Andersen in her mother’s (Esther Reinholdtsen Volden) possessions after her death in March 2018.  Elin’s father and Esther’s husband was Aksel Volden (1922-1997), the only child of Hansine Olsen (1896-1970), who was Elin’s grandmother and Harold D. Nelson’s sister.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and Lillian Nelson Hofstad, with their first children: Eddie Ray Gann, b. 10 Aug 1945, and Barbara Ann Hofstad, 10 Sep 1945. Photo found by Elin Volden Andersen in her mother’s (Esther Reinholdtsen Volden) possessions after her death in March 2018. Elin’s father and Esther’s husband was Aksel Volden (1922-1997), the only child of Hansine Olsen (1896-1970), who was Elin’s grandmother and Harold D. Nelson’s sister.
    Headstones
    Hofstad, Hans Wesley 'Wes' and Lillian Nelson Hofstad
    Hofstad, Hans Wesley "Wes" and Lillian Nelson Hofstad
    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Sep 1924 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1944 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 2007 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Dec 2007 - Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Nelson, Gudrun and her three daughters.
    Nelson, Gudrun and her three daughters.
    Left to right--Mildred Nelson Gann Wyman, Gudrun Nelson, Lillian Nelson Hofstad, and Alice Nelson Lowell.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson with sister, Lillian Nelson Hofland.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson with sister, Lillian Nelson Hofland.
    Taken at the luncheon honoring Alice Lowell´s induction into the South Dakota State Bowling Hall of Fame in 1996. Lillian is on the left, Alice on the right.
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    Lowell, Alice Nelson and older sister, Lillian Nelson Hofstad, with doll.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson and older sister, Lillian Nelson Hofstad, with doll.
    On verso: 1937. Location of photo unknown.
    Nelson siblings.
    Nelson siblings.
    Taken sometime during the mid-1940s in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. L to R: Harold Nelson, Alice Nelson Lowell, Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Mildred Nelson Gann Wyman.
    Hofstad, Lillian Nelson.  Confirmation Day.  May 28, 1939.
    Hofstad, Lillian Nelson. Confirmation Day. May 28, 1939.
    Photo found by Elin Volden Andersen in her mother’s (Esther Reinholdtsen Volden) possessions after her death in March 2018. Elin’s father and Esther’s husband was Aksel Volden (1922-1997), the only child of Hansine Olsen (1896-1970), who was Elin’s grandmother and Harold D. Nelson’s sister.

    Documents
    Death. Hofstad, Lillian Nelson.  Funeral Memorial.
    Death. Hofstad, Lillian Nelson. Funeral Memorial.
    Died 21 Nov 2007.

    Albums
    Lillian Hofstad's Bowling Career
    Lillian Hofstad's Bowling Career (19)
    Contains numerous photos from various city, state, and national championships; and newspaper articles about Lillian Hofstad's bowling accomplishments.