Lillian Brady, 85

Published 4:17 pm Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lillian Brady, 85 of Austin, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2013.

Lillian Brady

Lillian Brady

Lillian was born on May 18, 1927, near Forest City, Iowa, to Ole and Lena Helle (Turtedahl). During her childhood the family moved to a farm near Lyle.  Lillian moved to Austin to attend Austin High School, graduating in 1946 and working after school, to support herself during this time. After high school, she met her husband, John D. Brady, and married in 1947. They were life-long Austin residents, both retiring from the George A. Hormel Company.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; her brothers, Melvin, Orville and Hans Helle; her sisters, Anna Benson and Minnie Scheffel; son-in-law David Meriwether; and by grandchild Gregory James Brady.

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She is survived by her sister: Ruth Lukes (Sheldon); children: Steven Brady (Ann), Nancy Meriwether, Colleen Siemers (Ross) and William Brady (Teri);13 grandchildren: Charles Brady (Stephanie), John Meriwether (Danielle), Kristin Meriwether, Jamie Rice (Todd), Margaret Sleigh (Josh), Mark Brady (Lana), Ryan Meriwether (Shana), Megan Brady, William Siemers, Kaye Siemers, Jill Brady (fiance Davis), Elizabeth Siemers and Tim Siemers; five great-grandchildren: W. Brennan Brady, Dillan Meriwether, MacKenzie Brady, Hannah Sleigh, and Carter John Brady; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas Ogilvie officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church for one hour before the service Tuesday morning.

In lieu of flowers, friends can send memorial donations to Gianna Homes- Sursum Corda, 4605 Fairhills Rd East, Minnetonka, MN  55345