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Lilly Halmrast

April 4, 1924 — May 26, 2019

Lilly Halmrast, 95, of Fargo, ND, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Bethany on University, Fargo.

Lilly Tveraaen was born April 4, 1924, in Flisa, Norway, to parents Lars and Elfrida Tveraaen. Lilly grew up in Norway with eight siblings and told many stories of life there during WWII under German occupation. Lilly left behind her entire family to move to America but she returned to Norway several times.

In 1948, Lilly met Gerhard Halmrast, a farmer from America visiting relatives in Norway. They were married and Lilly found herself on a boat headed to De Lamere, ND, where they farmed and raised their five children. In 1962, they moved and purchased a home in Moorhead, MN, while continuing to farm in North Dakota until 1973. Lilly also worked as a seamstress for Straus Clothiers for nine years. Besides sewing, Lilly was an avid gardener and baker, always ready to teach the fine art of making lefse. She also hand knit many scarves, mittens or footwear for all of her grandchildren.

Lilly was very active in many ministries in her church, Triumph Lutheran Brethren. She served as a counselor at the area Billy Graham crusades and was a staunch defender of her faith to anyone foolish enough to disagree with her.

Lilly was preceded in death by her husband, Gerhard; and one son, Timothy Bjorn. She is survived by three sons, Gary (Rose) Halmrast, Fargo, Lynn (Rae) Halmrast, Moorhead, Dale (Collette) Halmrast, Greeley, CO; and one daughter, Mary Sonja (Paul) Knutson, Westfield, IN. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren, Nathan, Meghan, Timothy, Patrick, Julia, Erin, Seth, Leah, Isaac, Micah, Philip, and 16 great-grandchildren. Her long life of generosity and loving her family will be remembered by all.

Visitation for Mrs. Halmrast will be Friday, May 31, 2019, from 5 PM until 7 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead. Her funeral service will be Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 2:30 PM, in Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, East, in Moorhead. Burial will be in Moorhead Memorial Gardens.

(Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead, MN.)

Cemetery Details Moorhead Memorial Gardens 7375 Hwy 75 S.


MAY 31. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Prayer Service

MAY 31. 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Funeral Service

JUN 1. 2:30 PM (CT)

Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church

2901 20th St South

Moorhead, MN 56560-5269

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