Lily Aarestad, Davidson, Lyrek, 88 years old of Elk River died peacefully December 12, 2012 At Guardian Angels Care Center.
Lily was born in Kintyre, North Dakota on June 16, 1924 to Oswald and Lizzie (Engen) Aarestad. Lily was the only girl of five brothers.
On March 23, 1946 Lily married Alton Davidson of Laporte, Minnesota
Lily and Alton had three children, Linda, Lydia and Timothy. They farmed until Alton’s health became worse and they moved to New Brighton, Minnesota. Lily lost Alton about nine months later of a heart attack. At the end of the school year Lily and children moved to Elk River to be near her family.
Lily met and married Albert Lyrek in 1967. They made their home in Elk River until Albert’s death in 1987.
Lily then moved to Zimmerman then to Elk River for 10 years and then back to Zimmerman until she entered Guardian Angels Care Center.
Lily is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and her son Timothy and son-in-law James Mevissen. Her brothers Arthur, Leonard, Clarence and Willard.
She leaves behind two daughters Linda (Butch) Frederick and Lydia Mevissen. Five grandchildren Christine Frederick, Douglas (Carol) Frederick, Jerry Mevissen, Rob Mevissen and Heather Davidson. Five great-grandchildren. Jazzlenn Mevissen, Mikayla Frederick, Mackenzie Frederick, Samantha Bost, and Connor Procter. Brother Donald Aarestad, sister-in-law Geri Troxel and many nieces, nephews and cousins. And all the wonderful caregivers at Guardian Angels Care Center.
The Memorial service will be on January 5, 2012 at Guardian Angels Care Center at 1:30PM in the chapel/townhall room.