Lilly Corrine Propp, age 94 of Wheaton, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Visitation for Lilly Corrine Propp will be held Monday, August 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, MN.
Funeral Services for Lilly Corrine Lonning Propp will be held Monday, August 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, MN, with Rev. Michael Breach officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheaton, MN.
Lilly Corrine Lonning was born on August 18, 1924. She was born on the family farm, near Freda, ND, to Olous and Inga Lonning. When Lilly was only five months of age, her mother, Inga passed away. Her father, unable to care for five children, alone and during the great depression, allowed Alfred and Gena Lien to take Lilly and raise her as their own child. She attended school at Freda, then Larimore and finally Fairmont, ND.
On September 13, 1942, Lilly married the love of her life, Floyd A. Propp, of Taylor Township, near Wheaton, MN. Floyd and Lilly were blessed with four children. They resided on a farm in Taylor Township for nineteen years and then moved from the farm, into Wheaton, MN, where they lived for five years. In 1968, they moved to Slayton, MN, where Floyd was employed as the Murray County Assessor. Lilly was employed, for several years, at Kid Dubs Sewing Factory, in Slayton. Lilly remained living in Slayton, after the death of her husband, Floyd, in 2003. In July, 2012, Lilly moved back to Wheaton. She spent her remaining days at the Wheaton Care Center.
Lilly was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton and most recently, St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton.
Lilly enjoyed arts and crafts of all kinds, gardening and canning. She especially loved to china paint, oil paint and had a passion for sewing. She found joy in creating beautiful crafts out of whatever she had on hand. She found contentment and peace in prayer and the Bible, knowing that the Lord was always near and dear.
Lilly had many friends and loved to visit with them and her family. Her greatest joy, however, was her family. She cherished her husband, four children, ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She is survived by one son: Lynn (Margee) Propp of Wheaton, MN; three daughters: DeVonne (Ronald) Kloos of Jackson, MN, Lynette (William) Zaske of Renville, MN, and Joleen (Kevin) Kriesel of Isanti, MN; ten grandchildren: Lori Propp-Anderson, Larry Propp, Michael Kloos, Jeffrey Kloos, Matthew Zaske, Mark Zaske, Jeremy Olson, Brittany (Olson) Isle, Heidi (Kriesel) Gessler, and Nicole (Kriesel) Roddy; nineteen great-grandchildren: Tannis, Dain, Michael, Jessica, Aaron, Kirstin, Emily, Sean, Hope, Ari, Blake, Laila, Lennon, Hannah, Trista, Easton, Ethan, Owen, and Kellen; one great-great grandchild: Serena; and many nieces and nephews.
Lilly was preceded in death by her parents: Olous and Inga Lonning; foster parents: Alfred and Gena Lien; husband: Floyd Propp; siblings: Orville Lonning, Nonson Lonning, Signa Wright, and Ingret Walburn; and foster siblings: Bertha Johnson, Lavina Marks, and Alfred Lien.
Arrangements are with the Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton, MN.