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Lillian Bertelsen

December 6, 1950 — October 2, 2020

Lillian “Lil” Bertelsen, 69, of Hankinson, ND passed away peacefully in her home Friday, October 2, 2020. The visitation will be Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from 5-7 PM, followed by a prayer service at 7 PM at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 10-11 AM, followed by her funeral at 11 AM, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fairmount, ND.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Fairmount.  Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.

Lillian (Snyder) Bertelsen was born December 6, 1950, in Wadena, MN. She was married to Curt Bertelsen September 14, 1968 in Fairmount, ND, and had two children, Sheri and Tom. Following their move to Hankinson ND, Lillian started and enjoyed running a childcare service while raising her two kids.

She enjoyed street rodding with her husband in their 1930 Ford coupe, making crafts for her Molly’s Craft Store, and taking care of the horses that they cherished for more than 10 years.

Later in life, Lillian took pleasure in her flowers and tending to her garden. Lillian loved her grandchildren and cherished all the moments and memories she made with them. She regarded a multigenerational trip she took with her daughter and granddaughter to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic as one of her most treasured memories.

Lillian is survived by her husband of 52 years, Curt Bertelsen; her daughter, Sheri (Tim) Bommersbach of Sartell, MN; her son, Tom Bertelsen (Olive) of Mantador, ND; her grandchildren, Kylee (Ben) Norton, Trysten Bommersbach, Bennett Bommersbach, and Piper Bommersbach; her brothers, Roy (Marcy) Snyder, Paul Snyder; her sisters, Kathy (Keenan) Issendorf, Sylvia Martin, Marilyn Koranda, Irene Nelson.

She is preceded by her parents, Edward and Rowena Snyder, and her mother and father-in-law, Tommy and Katie Bertelsen.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Vertin-Munson Funeral & Cremation Service

224 6th St N, Wahpeton, ND 58075

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Anthony's Catholic Church-Fairmount

, Fairmount, ND 58030

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