Charlotte Lillie
Charlotte Lillie
Charlotte LuCarmen Lillie, 84, of Austin, died Friday evening, Nov. 9, 2012, at Johanna Shores Assisted Living in Arden Hills.

She was born May 12, 1928, the daughter of Knute and Clara (Moger) Knutson, in Fillmore County. She attended country school near Lanesboro.

She was united in marriage to Roy L. Lillie at Mason City, Iowa. They raised three children.

She liked singing, playing the guitar and bass. She performed with Roy Lillie and Little Green Valley Gang on their TV show, as well as at dances, and traveled to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Eagles and volunteered at St. Mark's and the Salvation Army.

Survivors include three children, JoAnn (Richard) Fox of River Falls, Wis., LuAnn (Richard) Spencer of Solvang, Calif., and LeRoy (Heidi) Lillie of Austin; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Darrell (Doris) Knutson of Rochester and Kermit (Joyce) Knutson of Spring Valley; one sister, Mary Ann (Harvey) Knapp of Mason City, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were held at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Austin last Wednesday, Nov. 14, with the Rev. Hillmore Williams, officiating. Interment was in Grandview Cemetery.

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