Matilda Evelyn Stone Lundberg was born Jan. 13, 1914 in Isanti to Hulda and Joseph Lillion. She attended grade school in Holyoke, Minnesota and High School in Cambridge. Matilda was confirmed at Athens Lutheran Church in May of 1929. She married Wilbert Stone on February 23, 1932 by Pastor Russell at the parsonage in Isanti. Wilbert passed away in November 1966. Matilda later married Wallace Lundberg at First Free Church in Rockford, Ill. in February 1977. Wallace died in April of 1983.
Matilda lived in Rockford, Ill. for 52 years. She was a member of First Evangelical Free Church, active in Sunday school, Circles, and the Mexican mission. When the children were all in school at Bible School, she changed homemaking to office work. She worked for Supreme for ten years and DeWall Trucking also for 10 years as the office manager and did all the office duties until she was 64. She loved flowers, and she was known for her Swedish meatballs, rice pudding and desserts.
Matilda is survived by sons, Ronald (Barb) Stone in Stanley, Wis., Paul (Shelly) Stone in Huntington Beach, Calif.; daughters, Carol (Steve) Griswold in Illinois and Susan Carroll in Pease; sisters, Grace Hayes in Lafayette, Calif., June Anderson in Mora; brother, Dean Lillion of Isanti; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Lillion of Cambridge; son-in-law, Joe Schesvold of Missouri and by many other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by two husbands, Wilbert Stone in 1966 and Wallace Lundberg in 1983; daughters, Jean Schesvold and Sharon Schesvold; granddaughter, Rhonda Jean Stone; grandson, Neil Patrick Dillon; brothers, Earl Lillion and Robert Lillion; sisters, Eleanore Noeckers and Edith Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Chaplain Len Ochowicz officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Tom and Steve Schesvold, Todd Stone, Mike and Mark Bridges and Bill Dillon. Interment will be in Gerdin Cemetery in Isanti.