Lillian E. Harmon (Knutsen), 105, of Bellaire, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 31, 2022 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.
Lillian was born on January 29, 1917, in Coopersville, MI, the daughter of Arie and Nella (Eding) DeGroot.
She was a very faithful Christian woman with strong family values. As a young woman, she attended Moody Bible College along with her late husband Lyle Harmon. Following that, she became a preacher’s wife and helped him spread the word for many years.
A handy woman, she was known as a “jack of all trades” and could do just about anything. She was a talented carpenter and built several houses. She loved to flower garden, bake, fish, and sew. She was very artistic and known for her “chalk” drawings.
Surviving are 5 children, Evonne Harmon of Billings, MO, Carol (Don) Chisholm of Bellaire, Lyle A. (Cheryl) Harmon of Bellaire, Rosalinn (Al) Schwartz of Mackinaw City, MI, Ranelle Wiltse of Ellsworth, 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Lyle M. Harmon, second husband Leslie F. Knutsen, a daughter Yvonne Carol Harmon, a son-in-law Bill Wiltse, 5 brothers, 1 sister and her parents.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, June 10, 11:00 a.m. at the Central Lake Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Russell Tharp officiating.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at church.
Graveside services will also take place on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Custer Township, where she will be laid to rest along side her late husband Lyle Harmon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Lake Bible Baptist Church, 1040 M-88, Central Lake, MI, 49622.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.