Lois Michaelis, 93, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 10, 2008

The funeral service for Lois Mary Michaelis of Albert Lea will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Albert Lea. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, and one hour before the service at the church.

Lois Mary Michaelis passed over into her eternal home Tuesday morning, April 8, 2008, at Good Samaritan Center here in Albert Lea. She was 93 years old.

Lois was born in Mankato, Nov. 4, 1914, to Gordon and Martha Wilson. She was the middle child of two other siblings. There was a brother Clyde Wilson now deceased and also a sister Inez Sullivan also deceased.

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She graduated from Mankato High School in 1933 where she began her retail career. It was at this time that she met and married her husband, Waldo Michaelis who was the manager with the A & P Grocery store chain. As a result of his job, they were transferred to many cities before finally settling in Albert Lea. This is where she served many years in the retail business &8212; first working at the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store and then becoming the manager of the catalog mail order department in the Sears and Roebuck Store.

One daughter was born to this union: Karen Arett also of Albert Lea. She and her husband, Jerome (Jerry) Arett have two sons, Scott and his wife Mary in DePere, Wis., and Shane in Chicago, Ill. Scott and Mary have three children Kylie, Ashlyn and James who will greatly miss their Great Grandma, who was known as GG to them. She is also survived by a niece Candace and her husband Steve Richmond of Mankato who have two daughters, Alissa and Megan. One of the most important surviviors is her cat, Indigo whom she adored.

Lois was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and also would never miss a sporting event that her grandsons were participating in. She received a plaque in 1990 from the basketball team stating she was Albert Lea&8217;s No. 1 Sports Fan. She was extremely proud of this honor.

Lois had a great zest for life and will be fondly remembered.