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Lillian D. (Carlson) Hilton

September 21, 1916 ~ July 25, 2019 (age 102)

Lillian Delores Hilton, age 102, formerly of Cannon Falls, passed away on July 25, 2019 at Crest View Lutheran Home, Columbia Heights, MN.

She was born on September 21, 1916 in Cannon Falls, the daughter of Gust and Ellen (Beckman) Carlson.  She graduated from Cannon Falls High School. 

On August 9, 1936, she was united in marriage with Robert F. Hilton in Vasa.  They first lived in Northfield, then moved to Cannon Falls.

Lillian was a member of St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls, where she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Ladies Aid.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and visiting with friends and neighbors. In 2001, she moved to Ruth's Way Memory Care in Columbia Heights.  She was known as a queen of trivia and always had a smile.  Lillian even helped new residents get comfortable.  She was loved by the staff and will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; sister, Alvina Soine; brothers, Carl Carlson and Milton “Tony” Carlson; and her parents.

She is survived by Judy (Keith) Folkerts of Covina, CA and Kathi Hilton of St. Paul; granddaughter, Michelle (Jeff) Waibel of New Brighton; great-grandsons, Joe Waibel and Jack Waibel; and special friend, Nita Nelson of St. Anthony.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. A graveside service at the Cannon Falls Cemetery will follow at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials are preferred to St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church.

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