Funeral services will be held at  3 p.m. for Lila W. Jameson of  Rushford on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Rushford Lutheran Church. Pastor Roger Michaelson will officiate the service. Burial will follow at the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, from 4-7:30 p.m. at Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford. There will be no visitation at the church prior to the service.

Lila passed away on Oct. 29, 2016, at her home in Rushford. Lila Wilma Heiden was born on July 6, 1935. She attended school in Rushford.

Lila married Merlin Jameson on June 6, 1953, at Hart Lutheran Church. Merlin was the love of her life. Although she would have loved to share more good days with all of us, Lila knew Merlin was waiting for her with a big hug and a dance.

Lila loved sports, she followed her boys` activities, professional teams, friends’ children, and nieces and nephews with great enthusiasm.

She always reminded us when we lost that the other kids had moms, too. She worked for many years at Camera Art in Lewiston and part-time at Laehn’s Hair Design in Winona.

She enjoyed time with her family and travel with their many wonderful friends. Her vacations were not without excitement: the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco, Hurricane Sandy in New York, and meeting the cast of the movie “Black and White” in New Orleans.

The gathering of friends and family always brought her countless hours of laughter and joy.

She is lovingly remembered by her four sons and their families; Scott and Nancy of Sarona, Wis., their sons Blair (Alicia) and Aaron (Sarah); Mark and Jamie of Woodbury, Minn., their daughters Pam (Patrick) Galvin, Angie (Shane) Fossan, and Makena and Abby; Craig and Diane of Menomonie, Wis., and their daughter Leah; Lance and Kathy of Eagan, Minn. and their daughters Hillary (Eric) Schuler and Haley. Lila also had seven great grandchildren.

She is also survived by family members Eunice Zicha, Clifford and Pat Heiden, Leland and Cleo McMillen, Claire and Ione Olstad, Mavis Jameson, and Joyce Spande.

Lila was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin, of 56 years; her parents, Leo and Dorathea Heiden; her father and mother in-law, Edward and Myrtle Jameson; brother Lester Heiden; and a brother-in-law Don Jameson.

Lila always had a huge hug for her friends and family. As she fought cancer she was amazed at all of those who shared cards, flowers, well wishes and their time with her.

Lila wanted everyone to know they were special, and she was thankful for the kindness others shared with her. Lila, we will all miss you!