Lila Gienger, 80, Jamestown, ND, died Monday August 9, 2021 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown, ND
Lila Anne Hougen was born November 25, 1940 at Valley City, ND, the daughter of Russell and Lila Hougen. She graduated from St. Catherine High School in Valley City. She attended NDSU and graduated from Valley City State University in 1963 with a B.S. degree in Biology Education.
She and Donald Gienger were married August 5, 1967 in Valley City, ND. They made their home on a farm west of Streeter. She taught high school Science in Streeter and Lehr, and later elementary Music in Napoleon and Gackle. She taught piano in her home for many years, and was a long-time organist at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Lila worked at Walmart in Jamestown and the Wishek Community Hospital.
Lila was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Streeter, Streeter Senior Citizens Club, ND Music Teachers Association, and the Bismarck/Mandan Thursday Music Club.
In November 2019, Lila and Don moved to (Heritage Centre in) Jamestown.
She is survived by her husband, Donald, Jamestown, ND; 4 children, Perry, Denver, CO; Lisa Stay, Plymouth, MN; Lora (Igor) Princ, Eden Prairie MN; Paul (Kyla), Fargo, ND; and 8 grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Jim, San Anselmo, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial Service- 11:00 AM Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Haut Funeral Chapel.
Burial- St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter, ND.