Lillian B. Zettel

A funeral service was held Monday, October 6, 2014 at United Lutheran Church in Langdon for Lillian B. Zettel, 92, of Langdon.

Lillian Zettle

Posted on 10/9/14

She died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at her home in Langdon with her family at her side.

Interment at Calvary Cemetery – Langdon.

Lillian B. Lick was born February 4, 1922 on a cold, stormy Saturday to Rudolph and Pauline (Sperling) Lick. She attended Moscow country school until 8th grade. She worked at Borusky Hospital in Langdon in the kitchen before she moved to St. Joseph, Michigan and worked at a hosiery mill during the war. After returning to Langdon, she worked at Mercy Hospital as a nurses’ aide.  On January 1, 1948, she married Richard C. Zettel in Langdon. They farmed in Manilla Township east of Langdon, and she worked for Olive Waltz at the laundromat in Langdon.  Richard passed away in March of 2006, but she continued living in her own home until October 2, 2013. Her last year was spent living with her daughter and son-in-law on Lake Ida in Minnesota. She loved to bake and would dig into her recipe books and watch cooking shows on TV even when she wasn’t able to bake as often. She was very social and enjoyed going to play bingo. She was a big supporter of the local Senior Citizens Center. She was past club president, delivered “Meals on Wheels” and played bingo at the club. She was also a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church near Dresden and currently a member of United Lutheran Church in Langdon.

Surviving Lillian are her children: Richard A. Zettel of Langdon, Joanne (Bruce) Bjerke of Pelican Rapids, Minn.; grandchildren:  Amy Bjerke, Aaron (Amy Ann) Bjerke, Andrew (Elizabeth) Bjerke, Devyn (Nathan) Haukedahl, Derek Zettel; great-grandchildren: Emma, Benjamin and Malia Bjerke, Logan and Madeline Bjerke, Kai and Talon Haukedahl; siblings: Emma Gerlach, Verna Lick, Delina Boyd, Norman (Patricia) Lick; and special friends: Gail Pearson, Deloris “Speed” Keaveny, Della Crockett, and Alma Crockett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard C., and siblings: Teddy, Frank, Evelyn Shushman, and Elmer “Buddy”.

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Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.