Lois Johnson

Lois M. Johnson, 84, of Sioux Rapids, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Pleasant View Home in Albert City.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 10, at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial was in Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids was in charge of arrangements.

Lois Mae Thomas, the daughter of Ray and Minnie (Everson) Thomas, was born in Spencer on Feb. 1, 1933. She lived her youth in the Spencer community and was a 1951 graduate of Spencer High School. Following graduation, Lois was employed at the J.C. Penney store and later was a telephone operator for a short time.

On Aug. 6, 1961, Lois was united in marriage to Everett L. Johnson at Congregational Church in Spencer. This union was blessed with four children: Linda, Paul, Carol and Ellen. Lois and Everett made their home in Sioux Rapids and Lois worked alongside Everett on the farm. She was a wonderful, loving and supportive wife and mother.

Lois enjoyed having friends and neighbors over for coffee and cake. Shopping was another favorite activity of Lois’. She enjoyed riding the grasshopper lawnmower and she took great pride in keeping her lawn looking nice.

Lois was a very active member of First Lutheran Church of Sioux Rapids and participated in the women’s ministries there.

Lois’ life and memories are loved and cherished by her family which include her husband, Everett of Sioux Rapids; son, Paul of Sioux Rapids; three daughters: Linda of Des Moines; and Carol and Ellen, both of Sioux Rapids; other extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert Thomas and Claire Thomas; and two sisters, Mary Ann (Thomas) Foster and Raylene (Thomas) Jepsen.

Lois’ life was well lived and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.