Lila D. Fannik

April 21, 1927-Sept. 4, 2019

Lila D. Fannik, 92, Max,

ND died Wednesday, Sep-

tember 4, 2019 in a

Garrison Hospital.

Lila Dorraine was born

April 21, 1927 near Doug-

las, ND in Spring Lake

Township to Carl and

Olive (Johnson) Johnson.

She received her elemen-

tary education in country

schools and graduated

from Douglas High School

in 1946. Lila attended

North Western Bible Col-

lege in Minneapolis, MN.

Lila was united in mar-

riage to George Fannik on

September 7, 1947 in

Max, ND. They made

their home on a farmstead

north of Max in Rushville

Township for the next 46

years. Lila was a dedicat-

ed wife and loving mother

to her children. They

moved into Max in Au-

gust of 1993 and George

passed away in November

1993. Lila continued to be

invested in her communi-ty, where she taught Sun-

day School and worked

with child evangelism for

many years.

Lila was a member and

held many leadership po-

sitions in the Max Baptist

Church, Sunnyslope

Homemakers Group, Bap-

tist Mission Society,

Farmer’s Union Youth,

Women’s Christian

Temperance Union and

4-H over the years. She

enjoyed baking, traveling,

quilting, crocheting but

most of all the company

of family and friends

when they stopped to


Lila is survived by: her

children Virginia Sides,

Stockbridge GA, Carolyn

Barden, Max, ND and

Dennis (Karla) Fannik,

Max, ND; grandchildren

Sarah (Christopher) Sil-

via, Will Barden, Shawna

Schroeder, Casey (Saman-

tha) Fannik, Kristi (Chris-

topher) Reece and Braden

(Pam Cooper) Barden; 18

great-grandchildren; 6

great-great grandchildren;

sisters Lorna Sambor,

Max and Phyllis Narum,

Douglas, ND along with

many nieces, nephews

and extended family.

Lila was preceded in

death by: her parents,

husband George, daughter

Marjorie Ruth, grandson

Christopher Sides, sisters

Mathilda Convoy, Evelyn

Meronuck and Margaret

Scurlock and sons-in-law,

Robert Barden and Harold


Celebration of Lila’s

Life: 1:00 p.m. Monday,

September 9, 2019 at Our

Redeemer’s Church,


Interment: Max Baptist

Cemetery, rural Max, ND.

Visitation: Sunday,

September 8, 2019 from

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

at the Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred

to organizations of the

donor’s choice.

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