Lois Prihoda, 1922-2017

Published 1:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2017

Memorial services for Lois L. Prihoda will be at 10 a.m. June 10 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. James Kassera will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea.

Lois L. Prihoda of Albert Lea passed peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Community. She was 94.

Lois Prihoda

Lois was born in Nevada Township in Mower County on Nov. 27, 1922, to parents Theodore and Mabel (Nelson) Enerson. Lois graduated from Lyle High School in 1941 and six months later married her husband, Floyd J. Prihoda, on Nov. 19, 1941.

Over the years Lois had various jobs in the Austin and Albert Lea areas, including Hormel, Land O’Lakes, Streater and the Shopper.

Lois was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Eagles Auxiliary. She had a love for crossword puzzles and all Minnesota sports — especially the Twins. Lois enjoyed being with her family very much.

Lois is survived by her children Gary Prihoda of Twin Lakes, Leann (Eldon Monson) Prihoda of Albert Lea, Craig (Debbie) Prihoda of Albert Lea, Joe Prihoda of Albert Lea and Lorie (Scott) Schreiber of Albert Lea; son-in-law, Ed Wichmann; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one on the way; 14 great-great-grandchildren and two on the way; as well as one great-great-great grandchild on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

Lois is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Prihoda;  parents Theodore and Mabel Enerson; daughters Sharon Wichmann and Jeaneen (Jim) Tabor; daughters-in-law Cathy Jo Fitzgerald and Margaret Prihoda; brother, Duane (Charlene) Enerson; brothers-in-law John (Elizabeth) Prihoda and Clarence (Sophie) Prihoda; sisters-in-law Loretta (Milo) Prantner and Dorothy (Milo) Cafourek; and great-grandson, Dominic.

A special thank you goes to St. John’s for the excellent care its staff provided to Lois.