Hilda Crilly

Aug. 30,1919-May 10, 2019

Hilda Crilly, 99, Minot,

North Dakota passed away

May 10, 2019 at Edge-

wood Vista Assisted Liv-

ing, Minot, North Dakota.

Hilda was born on Au-

gust 30, 1919 near Kief,

North Dakota to Fred and

Katie (Kluck) Spear. She

attended country school

near Kief. Following her

education, she worked as

a waitress at the Empress

Hotel in Drake, ND where

she met a railroader, her

future husband, Y.C.

“Bud” Crilly.

Bud and Hilda were

married on February 29,

1939. Their marriage last-

ed until Bud’s death on

April 5, 1997. They made

their home in Wheelock,

ND until they moved to

Minot, ND in 1947 where

Bud was employed by the

Great Northern Railroad

at Gavin Yard.

As a 12-year-old child,

Hilda accepted Jesus

Christ as her Lord and Sa-

vior at a revival in Rosen-

feld Baptist Church near

Drake, ND. Her life was

forever changed. Hilda

was a long-time member

of First Baptist Church,

Minot, where she served

in many ministries, most

important of which was

her ministry to children.

She loved children and

wanted them to know


Hilda is survived by:

her five children, Lowell

P. (Kate) Crilly, Green

Valley AZ; Michael Y.

(Bonnie) Crilly, Billings,

MT; Kathleen A. (James)

Wellendorf, Sioux Falls,

South Dakota; Colleen A.

(Alan) Stephenson, Cadil-

lac, Michigan; Timothy N.

(Debbie) Crilly, Branson,

Missouri; Sister, Freda

Haykel, Minot North

Dakota; 10 grandchildren,

Minda Shultz; Brendan

Crilly; Peter Crilly; Isaac

Wellendorf; Alan

Stephenson, Jr.; Mark

Stephenson; Michael

Stephenson; Krista Blu-

manthal; Amy Pooker;

Katy Arends; 12

Great-Grand Children,

Erin Buckley; Jason

Anderson; Andrew

Shultz; Menahem Crilly;

Adlai Crilly; Vanassa

Sabo; Cole Blumanthal;

Connor Blumanthal;

Chloe Blumanthal;

Timothy Arends; Mira

Arends; Isabelle Arends; 8

Great- Great Grandchil-

dren, Sophia Buckley; DJ

Anderson; Charlotte

Anderson; Bobby Ander-

son; Selah Anderson;

Evalynn Sabo; Bristol

Sabo; Quinn Sabo; and

numerous nieces and


Hilda was preceded in

death by: her Parents;

Loving Husband, Bud;

Brothers: Fred, Jr. and

Emil and Daughter in

Law: Carol Crilly.

Homegoing Service for

Hilda will be held on

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

at 1:30 p.m. at First Bap-

tist Church in Minot.

Interment will be in

Sunset Memorial Gar-

dens, Minot.

Visitation: Tuesday

from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00

p.m. at First Baptist

Church, Minot.

Memorials are preferred

to the Child Evangelism

Fellowship, First Baptist

Church, or a charity of

your choice.

The family would like

to thank the Staff at Edge-

wood Vista for loving and

caring for our Loving and

Lovely Hilda the past few

years. Their care meant so

very much to us.

We would like to also

thank the medical staff at

Trinity Hospital for their

kindness and excellent

care during this difficult


Praise the Lord!

Memories and con-

dolences can be shared at


(Thomas Family Fun-

eral Home, Minot, has

been entrusted with the