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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.

13 thoughts on “LOIS J. PARSON”

  1. Lois and I worked together for over 20 years. She was my co-worker, friend, and confidant. She always did everything possible to do the best for the education of our students, no matter what. Those students are fortunate to have had her in their lives. When Jean needed more care, she never complained. Sheryl, Mike, and Kyja, you were her pride and joy- and then her wonderful grandchildren. She would recount, with joy, stories about each of them. I am a better person for having known her and will miss her every day.

  2. Sending love and beautiful memories of a beautiful and loving woman. Lois was a gentle soul. Her spirit will live on in her family who embody her gentle traits. Love Weldon and Ann Wilkening

  3. Lois was an amazing Lady!!
    She dedicated many years to the staff and students as a para in Braham Schools, and will be missed by so many!!
    Prayers to her family💕

  4. I am so very sorry to be reading this information. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Lois was an amazing woman and would always stop and say hi to me when she seen me at walmart. May she Rest In Peace.

  5. My condolences to the family of Lois Parson. Lois was a strong woman of conviction. She loved and cared deeply for her family and gave freely of her talents to her students Lois was a dedicated and faithful member of her church and served in many capacities. I enjoyed Lois and had great admiration for her. I share in your loss.

  6. My Sr Living Community is still on a “lock-down format” where we are allowed to leave only for DR visits and no visitors are allowed inside, except for emergency situations. My heart will be there with all of you even though I cannot attend. My condolences to all of Lois’ family/friends who will also greatly miss her!

  7. So many memories from spending summer on the farm and “helping” with the numerous daily tasks. Lois was always inviting and understanding–especially to Jean’s many mischievous nephews. I laugh as I recall what she said to me at a family picnic; she hadn’t seen me for a few years a d commented on the color of my hair (gray). “What happened to you?” she asked with a big smile. I will miss her.

  8. Lois was the first person to befriend me as I began working at BRAHAM Schools. She was always supportive as I struggled during my first weeks. She shared her knowledge and experience willingly. Her true love for the kids showed everyday and her kindness and commitment to always do what was best for the kids was evident in all of her interactions. Lois taught me so much in a very short time and I will forever be blessed by her friendship. With deepest sympathy and love.

  9. There are many fond memories with our children growing up at Immanuel and being part of confirmation, Sunday School, children’s choir and other activities over the years.
    She was a lovely person with many talents.

  10. Sending our prayers and love to all of you during this sad time. We both enjoyed working with Lois and appreciated her support for the music program. She will be missed.

  11. I want to express my most heartfelt condolences to Sheryl, Mike and Kyja with their loss. I worked with Lois for about 20 years in many different capacities and came to appreciate her quiet strength
    of character. I so remember times when something would happen that was funny and how she reacted. At first there was just a hint of a smile and then her eyes would light up, and then came an ever so quiet chuckle. Lois was a treasure as a person, always there, always reliable and just a real neat person. She will be sorely missed!

  12. Lois was family to us while my girls were growing up under the care of her mother Alice Bailey. We didn’t have any family around so Lois always made us feel welcome and included at family gatherings and especially the Corn and Clover festival in HInckley. When her mother needed more care Lois took her into her home and cared for her as long as possible. Lois was a special person to our family and we will always have such good memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone in the family.

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