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Lillian Margaret Massine
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Obituary for Lillian Margaret Massine

Lillian Margaret Massine, 91, Rugby died on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby. Lillian was born on July 30, 1926 in Balta to Andrew Theodore and Mary Eva (Schell) Gross. Later that year the family moved to New Rockford where she attended country school. The family moved to Rugby in 1941. Lillian married Fred Michael Massine in Rugby on November 24, 1947 and was blessed with 61 years of marriage.
She worked at the Fairmont Creamery for 4 years, Rugby Bakery for 2 years and Bickler's Jack and Jill for over 20 years when she retired.
She enjoyed working with her hands and made dish towels and afghans for all of her family grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her flowers and garden, playing golf with Fred, going fishing and camping. She enjoyed seeing her entire family and playing cards with her friends. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew Lil.
She was an honorary member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. Lillian volunteered at the Heart of America Medical Center and worked in the craft department for many years. She was a long time member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby.
Lillian's family are her children Linda Herrmann – Yankton, South Dakota; Fred Jr and his wife Patti Massine - Vernal, Utah; Duane and his wife Ann Massine - Alliance, Nebraska, and Darlene and her husband Douglas Goetz - Rugby. She also leaves a sister, Margie Wright - New Rockford, North Dakota. Eight Grandchildren, Eight Great-grandchildren, one step grandchild and 3 step great-grandchildren will miss their grandmother very much.
She was preceded in death by her husband on November 17, 2009, her mother in 1996, her father in 1964, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 2 brothers-in-law, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at Little Flower Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 26th at 11:00 A.M. followed by burial at Little Flower Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Graner will officiate and Galen and Glenda Mack will provide music. The casket bearers will be Michael Goetz, Andrew Hanretty, Chad Herrmann, Nicholas and Timothy Massine and Jeremy Trueman. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. .with a prayer service at 7 P.M. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8 AM until 10:30 AM. There will be no reviewal at the church.
On line tributes at www.niewoehnerfh.com
Niewoehner Funeral Home - Rugby 776-6222


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Visitation

Monday

25

Jun

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Niewoehner Funeral Home

213 2nd Ave. SW
Rugby, North Dakota 58368

Prayer Service

Monday

25

Jun

7:00 PM
Niewoehner Funeral Home

213 2nd Ave. SW
Rugby, North Dakota 58368

Visitation

Tuesday

26

Jun

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Niewoehner Funeral Home

213 2nd Ave. SW
Rugby, North Dakota 58368

Service

Tuesday

26

Jun

11:00 AM
Little Flower Catholic Church

218 3rd St SE
Rugby, ND 58368

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Location

Little Flower Cemetery

Little Flower Cemetery
Rugby, ND 58368

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