Lois Larson, 1938-2017

Published 1:00 am Friday, September 22, 2017

Lois Jean Larson, 79, of Austin passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Silver Lake Lutheran Church in rural Northwood. The Rev. Randy Baldwin will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St. in Lake Mills, and again one hour prior to the service at the church.

Lois Larson

Her body will be cremated after the funeral service and inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Silver Lake Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Northwood.

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Lois was born Jan. 15, 1938, in Kensett, one of three daughters born to Roy and Maxine (Louden) Nelson. She graduated from Austin High School in 1955.

Lois worked at Minneapolis Honeywell until she met Ray Bryan Larson. They were united in marriage on Feb. 3, 1962. They were blessed with two daughters. Kimberley Jean was born Jan. 17, 1963, and 4 1/2 years later, Michelle Rae, was born on June 23, 1967.

Lois loved her family, her grandchildren, anything to do with Elvis Presley and her 1958 and 1966 T-Birds. She would sit and tap her fingers on her knee to the beat of his music.

Lois fought the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis for 48 years, she was a fighter throughout all of those whole 48 years until MS won the battle.

Lois is survived by her husband, Ray of Glenville; daughter, Michelle  Rae (Rick Handler) of Norfolk, Nebraska; son-in-law, Scott Hegna of Fountain Hills, Arizona; her loving grandchildren  Shauna (Ken Oconner) Hegna of Phoenix, Nathan (Bethany) Hander of Wells, Shareese (William Narcy) Hegna of Gilbert, Arizona, Joshua (Stacy) Hander of Wells, Brittany (Jake Bennett) Hander of Mankato, and Denny Hegna of Fountain Hills, Arizona; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Arlene (Wentworth) of Rochester; and brother-in-law, Roy (Margaret) Larson of Pine Island; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine; father, Roy; father-in-law, Gorge Larson; mother-in-law, Betsy Larson; daughter, Kimberley; and brother-in-law, Rick Wentworth; and one sister in infancy, Dixie.