Lillian P. Jothen, 98, of Coon Valley, passed away Sunday May 24, 2020 at Hillview Health Care Center in La Crosse. She was born October 25, 1921 to Arthur and Gjerda (Brennum) Halverson.
Lillian graduated from Central High School and continued her education at La Crosse Teacher’s College (now UW-L). She taught at numerous country schools. She was a bookkeeper at Erickson Transport of Coon Valley and retired from Swartz Office Supply in La Crosse as head bookkeeper.
Lillian was a lifelong member of the Coon Valley Lutheran Church and was involved in various church activities including WELCA. She was an active member of the Knutson Memorial Library and Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center. On October 9, 1982, she was united in marriage to Burton Jothen at Central Lutheran Church in Winona.
Survivors include two nephews and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Burton and a niece.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hillview Health Care Center for their kind and compassionate care.
A prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday May 29, 2020 at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley with Rev. Julie Wollman officiating. A visitation will be held Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Coon Valley Lutheran Cemetery. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be given to the Coon Valley Lutheran Church, the Knutson Memorial Library or the donor’s choice.
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