ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Lois Parson, of Braham, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Welia Health in Mora. She was 80 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Julie Beck officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1/2 hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:30 pm at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.
MEMORIALS are preferred to the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations and other restrictions regarding gatherings, FACE MASKS will be MANDATORY at the services for Lois. Please be aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will all help protect everyone. The Memorial Service will be live streamed and can be viewed by visiting the Braham Lutheran facebook page to watch the service live at 2:00 pm on Friday or anytime after. Online condolences can be made for those who cannot attend. Thank you for understanding during this difficult time.
Lois Jeanne Parson, of Braham, died on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, in Mora, MN. She was 80 years old.
Lois was born on November 25, 1939 in Hinckley, MN to Gerald and Alice (Peterson) Bailey. Lois graduated from Hinckley High School in 1957 and took some post-secondary courses at Augsburg College.
While working at the Mora Clinic, Lois’ friend and co-worker, Ardis, introduced her to her brother, Jean. Jean and Lois married shortly after and became lifelong partners. They were later blessed with three children; Sheryl, Mike and Kyja and later three grandchildren; Taylor and Marisa (Sheryl’s) and Kaden (Kyja’s) plus one great-grandchild due in December (Taylor’s).
Lois loved spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, watching and feeding her birds (and chasing critters), crafting, and sharing her talents with others. She was a paraprofessional at Braham Area Schools for nearly 32 years and touched countless lives in that time.
Lois had a deep faith in our Lord and passion for music. Since her early years, Lois was always involved in something at her church from music programs (singing, directing, worship & music committee) to teaching (Sunday school, Bible camp) to most recently teaching Confirmation for the past two years.
Lois is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jean, sister Ruth Ann Anderson, and brother Donald Bailey.
She is survived by her children, Sheryl Parson (Collin Donner), Mike Parson (Kelly Brady), and Kyja (John) Noraas; grandchildren, Taylor Anderson, Marisa Anderson, and Kaden Lucas; brother, Richard (Joyce) Bailey; brothers-in-law, Wayne (Caryll) Parson, Don (Judy) Parson, and David Anderson; sister-in-law Marjorie Parson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.