Livina G. Chlian, 90
Livina G. Chlian, 90, of Glenwood, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Glenwood Village Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Lowry. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Glenwood and will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Bohemian Independent Cemetery, rural Lowry. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Livina Gladys Chlian, the daughter of Anton and Caroline (Vacek) Prchal, was born on March 18, 1921, in Hudson Township, Douglas County. She grew up in Hudson Township, and as a young girl, she worked for the Roth family, doing everything from helping with the baking and cleaning to milking cows.
On Oct. 19, 1939, Livina was united in marriage to William Chlian. The couple made their home on Willieís parentís family farm near Lowry. This marriage was blessed with three children- Larry, Jim and Jeanie. Willie and Livina loved to camp and spent a lot of time on the lake fishing, always providing enough for a good fish fry.
Livina was a busy farm wife who helped with the milking and enjoyed raising chickens and geese. When her children were younger and the men were in the fields, Livina, her sisters and their families would get together for different bees of sorts, raking bees, butchering bees, etc., taking turns at everybodyís houses sharing the work. She was noted for her potato dumplings, sauerkraut, kolaches and iternetia. She enjoyed spending time in her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens and was always sharing both with her family and friends. Livina worked many years at the Glenwood Hospital as a laundry aid and kitchen cook up until her retirement. Livina and Willie
shared 54 years of marriage before Willie passed away Sept.15, 1994. After Willieís death, she moved into Lowry and enjoyed the fellowship of friends and morning coffee get-togethers. Livina enjoyed her family dearly and always took the time to do fun things cherishing each moment.
Due to Alzheimerís she moved into and made her home at the Glenwood Retirement Village in 2001. She passed away there on June 4, 2011.
Livina is survived by her children, Larry (Monica) Chlian of North Minneapolis, James (Judy) Chlian of Alexandria and Jeanie (Clayton) Person of Lowry; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Hiebel of Parkers Prairie; sister-in-law, Sylvia Chlian of Glenwood; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; sisters, Martha Pronek and Blanche Bartos; and a brother, Lester Prchal.