Lillian Wyrum, 1920-2015

Published 9:53 am Thursday, April 30, 2015

Funeral services for Lillian M. Wyrum, 94, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Hartland. The Revs. Kent Otterman and Mark Hillmer will officiate. Interment will be in the Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Lillian passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 28, 2015, surrounded by love.

Lillian Wyrum

Lillian Wyrum

Lillian Mildred Wyrum was born on Oct. 6, 1920, in Estherville, Iowa, to Leonard and Tillie (Stokkeboe) Riskedahl. She attended country school District 81 near Walters and graduated from Alden High School in 1938. After graduation she went on to further her education at Mankato Business College.

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On March 7, 1943, she married Russell Wyrum at Hartland Lutheran Church in Hartland and to this union six children were born. Lillian was a hardworking woman who worked at Streater for over 30 years. She loved to travel, feed birds, garden and just dig in the dirt.

Survivors include her children Lowell of Saginaw, Dennis (Lorrie) of Culver, Dianne (Dick) Donovan of Littleton, Colorado, Larry of Anoka, Paul (Judy) of Hartland and Julie Phillips of Hartland; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; daughter-in-law, Joyce Wyrum; son-in-law, Neil Phillips; and brother, Neuman Riskedahl.

May the Lord bless her and all the lives she touched with her kind and positive way, for those who knew her will miss her forever. Special thanks to Otterman for his support and comfort, to the Bancroft Creek Estates family, to Hospice and to New Richland Care Center for all their loving care.