|Lydia Moritz, 87|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Lydia Moritz, 87, died Thursday, January 19, 2006 at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Monday, January 23, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Merrill Kindall officiating. Casket bearers included Harrry Sjulson, Merle Gustafson, Dwight Tangquist, Gary Anderson, Clayton Schmidtgall and Kenny Swanson. Honorary casket bearers included Lydia’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
Lydia Greening was born July 3, 1918 in Neche, N.D., the daughter of Edward and Elsie (Hildebrant) Greening. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Neche and attended Neche school.
On October 9, 1937, Lydia was united in marriage to Henry Kiemile. Henry died October 22, 1946. On June 10, 1949, she married Orville Moritz at Cavalier, ND. Orville died October of 1993.
In her early years, Lydia worked as a housekeeper, homemaker and farmer’s wife. She loved gardening, baking, quilting and entertaining family and friends. She especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lydia was a member of Evangelical Covenant Church and active in the Ladies Aid. She also taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
Lydia is survived by two sons, Howard (Mary) Kiemile of Adams, Wis., and Ronald Moritz of Thief River Falls; two daughters, Marlene (Jerry) Sauve of Red Lake Falls and Linda (Bruce) Hanson of Willmar; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Annie Soderfelt of Drayton, N.D., Hulda O’Hara of Montain, N.D. and Hattie (Ed) Henschel of Grafton, N.D.; two brothers, Gus Greening of Holland Mich., and Kenneth Greening of Prior Lake.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Henry and Orville; parents and a brother, Art Greening.