Lola Korsch died on July 27, at Villa Health Care Center in Mora. She was 82 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE on Tuesday, July 31, at 1:00pm at Quamba Baptist Church, 26340 Whited Ave., Brook Park. VISITATION will be Monday from 4 pm to 7pm at Quamba Baptist Church and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be at the Brook Park Cemetery.
Lola Jane (Hallstrom) Korsch, 82, died on Friday, July 27, 2007 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora.
Lola was born on March 28, 1925, in Whited Township outside of Quamba, MN, the 9th of Nels and Christina Hallstrom’s 13 children. She had a full farm life, surrounded by family, animals, and chores on Brookside Farm. She was a 1942 graduate of Mora High School, and she attended the Minneapolis Business School. She worked briefly for Prudential Insurance in Minneapolis.
She became acquainted with Raymond Korsch of Brook Park when she was pumping gas while working at her uncle’s hardware store in Quamba, and they were married on March 1, 1947. For one year following their marriage, they lived in Rush City, where Lola worked as a waitress. Ray and Lola moved to Duluth in 1948, where they raised their four children in the Piedmont neighborhood. Lola was active in PTA, in Garden Club, in her church, and in the lives of her family and numerous friends.
Traveling, vacationing, outdoor life, church activities, and family visits provided a full and vigorous life for Lola. As her children grew, she began working at the Glass Block department store in various positions, including the business office. Lola retired from the Glass Block in 1990 and moved home to Mora shortly thereafter.
Lola survived the tragedy of her husband Raymond’s sudden death in 1983. She was also preceded in death by her parents Nels and Christina (Lidstrom) Hallstrom, by two sisters, Olga (Elmer) Gotfredson and Vina (Fred) Bennett, and two brothers, Bob (Donna) Hallstrom and Elton (Ruth) Hallstrom. She is survived by her four children: Craig (Elaine) Korsch of St. Paul, Cheryl (Bruce) Lockwood of Duluth, Colleen (Buzz) Swanson of Moose Lake and Charles (Mary Anne) Korsch of Duluth, and her 11 grandchildren: Matthew Korsch of Chicago, Sarah Korsch of St. Paul, Wendy (Chris) Nyberg of Wrenshall, Nadine (Patrick) Miller of Scanlon, Anita (Dave) Chirico of Apple Valley, Joel Lockwood of Superior, WI, Clay Swanson of Woodbury, Kent (Dara) Swanson of Hibbing, Camela Swanson of New Brighton, Emily Korsch of St. Louis, and Steven Korsch of Duluth. She is also survived by 5 great-grandchildren and her loving siblings Amy (Cliff) Lindgren of Mora, Edna (Carl) Anderson of Mora, Ralph (Fran) Hallstrom of Prescott Valley, AZ, Clifford (Bev) Hallstrom of Brook Park, Gordon (Ardis) Hallstrom of Brook Park, Conrad (Elinor) Hallstrom of Mesa, AZ, Bernice (Jim) Brooks of Oceanside, CA, and Bill (Elaine) Hallstrom of Mora, brothers-in law Donald (Lois) Korsch of Issaquah WA, Robert (Peg) Korsch of Sun City Center FL, sister-in-law Esther (Lester) Korsch of Mora, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family is grateful to the Villa Health Care staff for the compassionate care they provided for Lola.