Lois Geraldine Barnick, of Mora, died on Monday September 2, 2013 at Eastwood Senior Living Center in Mora. She was 88 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday September 9, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Greggory Coop officiating.
VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
MEMORIALS are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church Preschool or Mora Food Pantry.
Lois Geraldine (Wentworth) Barnick of Mora, and the Coin area, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora, MN.
Lois was born April 30, 1925 to parents Howard and Catherine (Ausmus) Wentworth in rural Mora, MN, and continued to live out her life in the Mora community. After Lois graduated from Mora High School in 1942, she began working at East Central Electric in Braham, MN. It was there that she met her future husband Arnold Barnick. Lois and Arnold were united in marriage on May 22, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN. Lois moved onto the farm with Arnold where they continued farming together, and raised their three children. In November of 2009, due to declining health, Lois and Arnold left the farm for an apartment in Mora.
Lois was baptized in August 1925 at her parent’s home in Brunswick Township, and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora on May 15, 1949. She was a member of the Coin Ladies Birthday Club. The church became an important part of Lois’s life as she was involved in many activities at Zion Lutheran. She was an active member of the Ladies Aid, participated in various bible study groups, and also enjoyed her time as a Sunday School teacher. Lois spent many hours reading and studying her Bible. She will be missed by her family and many friends.
Lois is preceded in death by her parents, one brother Glen, and her husband.
Lois is survived by her children: Loren (Judy) Barnick of Mora, Dale (Wendy) Barnick of Mora and Mary (B.J.) Nordenstrom of Mora; Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren: Chad (April) Barnick (son Gavin); Aaron (Jennifer) Barnick (son Derek & daughter Kaitlyn); Adam (Sara) Nordenstrom (son Ben & daughter Haley); Joe Nordenstrom; Neil Barnick; Alec Barnick; Mike (Teri Ann) Miedema (daughters Mallory, Laura & Aleea); Jerry (Julia) Miedema (sons Jacob & Tyler & daughter Bailey); David (Michelle) Nelson (sons Brian & Bryce); and Jerry (Laura) Brown (son Lane). She is also survived by her brother Larry (Norma) Wentworth of Paris, TX, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.