Former Excelsior, Minn., resident Lillian Bernice Shay, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away of natural causes on Monday, June 17, 2013 in Detroit Lakes.
Lillian was preceded in death by her loved ones: Husband, John Merritt Shay; son, David Wesley Shay; and sister, Marit Birkeland.
She is survived by daughters Lynn Harrod and Carol Granger; son-in-law, James Granger; grandchildren, Thomas Harrod, Daniel Harrod, Lindsay Herman, Laura Klimek, Michael Granger, Kelly Granger, Katie Shay and Sonja Gould; and great-grandchildren, Courtney Harrod and Blake Harrod; as well as one niece and four nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 28 in Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, followed by a reception at the Lakewood Reception Center.
`Friends and relatives attending the service are being asked to park in the main parking lot and gather at the Administration building to be led to the gravesite.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either Hospice of the Red River Valley or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.