Lillian Raines, 87, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Memorial services for Lillian A. Raines, age 87, of Albert Lea, will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Assemblies of God Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Lee Freshour will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services at the church. Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Lillian died Monday, June 13, 2005, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Lillian Annalene Raines was born Aug. 11, 1917, to Oscar and Bessie (Olin) Engman in St. Paul. She graduated from the Faribault School for the Deaf as Valedictorian in 1934. In April 1941, Lillian was united in marriage to Lionel E. Raines Sr. She raised her seven children with love and the help of her Lord and Savior. Lillian had lived in Albert Lea for the last nine years.

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Survivors include her children: Judy and husband, Harold Kinney of Albert Lea, Betty and husband Richard Dreyling of South St. Paul, Anita and husband Gordy Nybeck of West St. Paul, and Bethann and husband Larry Strenke of South St. Paul; son-in-law, Ronald Radke of Clarks Grove; 23 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren;

13 great-great-grandchildren; and niece, Karen Bjorstron of Colorado.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; daughters: Seanne Lee Raines, Nola and husband Bill Bennett, and Dorothy Jean Radke; son, Lionel Edward Raines Jr.; grandchildren: Cheryl Ann Dreyling, age 5, and Sven Levine; sister, Violet and husband Arnie Ritzel; brothers: William and wife Loretta Engman, and Leonard and wife Maxine Engman; nephews: William Engman Jr. and Ken Ritzel; and son-in-law, Kenneth Dreyling Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.