Lillian Pearl Strube of Minot, formerly of Balfour, will celebrate her 100th birthday Friday, Feb. 5 with a private family party. People may also send her a card at Trinity Homes, Room No. 413, 305-8th Ave. NE, Minot, ND 58703.
She was born to Ed and Margaret Nehrenberg in Balfour. She was the oldest of four girls. She graduated from Balfour High School and attended Valley City Teachers College for a summer so that she could teach school. She taught in country schools for seven years before she married Ernest Strube and became a farmer's wife. They moved into Balfour in 1952 when Ernest took over the Standard Oil Bulk Agency and she worked in Balfour as a school cook, as a part-time cook at Pete's Cafe, as a substitute teacher and then as a post office clerk.
Ernest and Lillian moved to Minot in 1984 and Ernest died in 1992. She was a member of the Balfour Evangelical United Brethren Church, the Drake United Methodist Church and is a member of First Baptist Church in Minot. She was active in church and taught Sunday School, led youth group, directed youth singing and participated in the church women's activities. She sang many solos for church services and weddings and with a quartet for many funerals.
Her children are Marlys Orluck, Darryl Strube, Delton Strube and Cheryl Iverson, all of Minot. She has seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.