Geraldine A. Lillehaug, age 89, Clinton, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, at her home in Clinton, MN.  

Private family services for Geraldine Lillehaug will be Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church in Clinton, MN, with Pastor Richard Larson officiating. 

Friends and family are welcome to line the streets as the family proceeds to the cemetery for a 2:00 p.m. burial on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at the Clinton City Cemetery.  

Pallbearers will be Zack Anderson, Jake Lillehaug, Isaac Lillehaug, Logan Lillehaug, Luke Athey, Jr., and Brett Kashmark.

Geraldine Ann was born May 21, 1930, to John and Iona (Karow) Arndt in Big Stone County, Minnesota.  She was baptized in the Lutheran faith at a rural Clinton church and confirmed at Elim Lutheran Church in Clinton.  Geraldine attended school in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1948.

On May 12, 1949, Geraldine married Harold Lillehaug at the Elim parsonage in Clinton.  After their marriage, Geraldine was employed at the Pflueger Law Office and the Clinton State Bank in Clinton.  Since she was 18 years old, Geraldine was a member of the Legion Auxiliary.

Geraldine enjoyed quilting, embroidery, gardening and doing yard work.  She loved spending time with and attending the activities of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  You could always count on a pancake and caramel roll if you spent the night.

Survivors include her children: Rondi Lillehaug of Clinton, MN, Kim (Renee) Lillehaug of South Haven, MN, Cal (Kristi) Lillehaug of Clinton, MN, Rob (Carey) Lillehaug of Frederic, WI, and Luke (Lisa) Lillehaug of Mora, MN; eight grandchildren, Zack, Jake, Isaac, Logan, Kendall, Luke, Anna, and Aubrey; four great-grandchildren, Alexander, Madden, Annaleise, and Ramsey; sister: Dolores Kashmark of Clinton; brother: Warren Arndt of Lamberton, MN; and sister in-law: Leila Arndt of Willmar, MN.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband: Harold; parents: John and Ione Arndt; in-laws: Clarence and Mabel Lillehaug; sister: Eileen Grommesh; and brother: Jack Arndt.

Condolences may be directed to the family in care of Rondi Lillehaug, 126 South 1st St., Clinton, MN, 56225 or expressed online at

Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt is in charge of the arrangements.


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