LOIS E. PETERSON

ROCK-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM

Lois E. Peterson, of Braham, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Grace Point Crossing- West Gables. She was 87 years old

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating.

VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral home in Braham and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

 Lois Peterson, Age 87 of Braham, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 16.

Lois was born on her parents’ farm in Arago, MN, on July 14, 1929. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed on June 13, 1943, at St John’s Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Lois married Oscar W. Peterson, Jr. at her parents’ farm on May 28, 1949. Lois attended Teacher Training in Park Rapids and began teaching in rural schools near Itasca State Park. She stopped teaching for a number of years to raise her four children. She completed her teaching degree at St. Cloud State in 1970 and taught in schools near Braham until her retirement. Lois loved being outdoors working in her garden, camping at a State Park or biking a trail and would comment on how great the air smelled in the county of her birth when she was outdoors in northern Minnesota. She loved to bake bread and would quadruple the recipe so there were loaves of bread, various shaped buns, and cinnamon and caramel rolls for everyone to enjoy.

She was creative in thinking of games to play with her grandchildren and would never say no to a game of whist. If her grandchildren interviewed her for a school project, she would always say her love of God was the most important thing in her life. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and led the life she taught her Sunday School students. She was humble and giving and surprised her family every day with the pop culture answers she knew to a crossword puzzle.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar, and her parents, Victor and Martha Olson (Hemmerich). She is survived by sons John (DeeAnn), Steve (Ann); daughters Andrea Bruce and Krisann (Jim) McMahon; grandchildren Heather (Bruce), John (Mindee), Katrina, Keegan, Connor and Jordan; great grandchildren Samantha (Ryan), Tyler, Mason, Ashlyn and Aidan; sister Ardys Brensike; brother Vic (Bette) Olson and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 11:00 am at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at the Rock-Ingebrand Chapel as well as one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. 

Memorials preferred to Allina Hospice Music Therapy, Alzheimer’s Association or Meals on Wheels.

9 guestbook entries for LOIS E. PETERSON

  1. Mary Doyle March 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

    In this time of sorrow, know the Lord is wrapping his arms around your entire family. May you carry wonderful memories of the years you had with her.

    With deepest sympathy and prayers,

    Mary (Chopper) & Tim

  2. Carol Brandt March 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers for Lois’ family and friends.

  3. Rose Syring March 20, 2017 at 7:51 pm #

    Dear Krisann and Jimmy, I did not know your Mom, Lois but I will extend my sympathies and know she is up in Heaven . Aunt Rose

  4. LeArta Paulson Vance March 20, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

    Beautiful lady inside and out. Sending lots of love your way. Art (LeArta Paulson Vance)

  5. Kathy Sund March 20, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

    Growing up next to the Peterson’s it was always a treat to hang out with the girls as Lois always had creative fun things to do, especially with lunches & dinner. She was a lovely person and always had a smile.

  6. Debbie Singh March 21, 2017 at 3:53 am #

    She was my first Sunday School teacher when we moved here from out west ~ she taught with such assurance that the WORD became real. Only a great educator can do that. What I remember most, though, is her giggle! She didn’t have a laugh…it was a “little girl”….giggle ~ and it was joyful. She leaves behind a great legacy in her family ~ and ~ some pretty incredible recipes too!

  7. Jodi Wilson March 21, 2017 at 5:46 am #

    What a sweet lady. I was a lucky recipient of her baking as she welcomed me to Braham Lutheran Church in 1987.

    A legend gone. A life well lived.

    Thoughts are with her family as they celebrate life and remember the good times.

  8. Barbara Hemmerich March 22, 2017 at 11:01 am #

    Know that Lois is in a place she has taught about and believed in her entire life. She is truly home now. Find comfort in knowing she is at peace and in rest with God. The world is a better place because of her.

  9. Marie Sward March 23, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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