Clarice Harriet BillbergClarice Harriet Billberg was born on September 14, 1915 in Badger, MN to Clara (Sather) and Hans Boyum.
Clarice Harriet Billberg
Clarice Harriet Billberg was born on September 14, 1915 in Badger, MN to Clara (Sather) and Hans Boyum.
She graduated from Greenbush High School in 1932 and attended Moorhead State and Bemidji State Colleges where she majored in elementary education.
Other than her college years, Clarice has lived in Roseau County for her entire life. She married Paul Billberg in Greenbush on June 7, 1941. They had two children, Daryle and Dale, and raised the boys on a farm in Wannaska.
Clarice taught Roseau County country school for 45 years, retiring in 1981. She was a 4-H leader, a member of the WCTU, and a member of the Roseau County Rural Teachers Association. She was the female senior citizen in 1990 for Roseau County, and in 1978 she was a nominee for teacher of the year.
Following her retirement in 1981, Clarice volunteered her time to the church serving on the ladies groups, taught release classes, and made quilts. Quilting was one of her favorite hobbies. Clarice's faith in God was significant and she lived her life by God's word.
Clarice Billberg passed away on April 28, 2011 at LifeCare Roseau Manor surrounded by family. She was 95 years old.
She is survived by her sons, Daryle (Carol) Billberg of Seattle, WA, and Dale (Elaine) Billberg of Wannaska; grandchildren, Heidi (Bill) Petersen, Chad, Rusty, and Jay Billberg, all of Wannaska; great-grandchildren, Matt, Ryan, Katie, Sadie, and Torie Petersen.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, sister Beatrice and brother-in-law Conrad Erickson, and brother Kenneth and sister-in-law Beatrice Boyum.
Funeral services for Clarice Billberg of Wannaska will be held on Friday, May 6th at 11 AM at Riverside Lutheran Church in Wannaska.
Visitation will be on Thursday evening from 5-7 PM with a 7:00 prayer service at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau.
Interment is at Palmville cemetery.
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