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Lois Holcomb, of Mora, formerly of Swea City, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 92 years old.

PLEASE NOTE: The family REQUESTS that FACE MASKS be worn at the services for  Lois. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Pastor Dean Oelfke officiating.


MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1/2 hour prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 am.

INURNMENT will be held at 10:00 am on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the Lutheran Cemetery in Swea City, Iowa.

Lois Holcomb, age 92, formerly of Swea City, Iowa, and a resident of Mora, Minnesota for 11 years, passed away September 14, 2021, at the St. Clare Living Community.

Lois Ruth Schram was born March 6, 1929, the youngest of 5 children, to William and Lenore (Mitchell) Schram in Titonka, Iowa. She attended Titonka Public Schools and Morningside College. She taught elementary school in Swea City, Iowa.

Lois and Reuben Holcomb married July 21, 1950 and they lived on the family farm near Swea City, Iowa for 41 years. Three sons, Daryl, David and Steve were born to this marriage. Reuben and Lois moved into Swea City in 1991 and after Reuben’s death, Lois moved to Mora, Minnesota.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Swea City, Iowa where she sang in the choir and at many funerals over the years. She had a life-long love of music.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents, husband Reuben, infant son Lowell, brothers Wilbur Schram and Herbert Schram, sisters Kathryn Kuchenreuther and Harriet Schutter.

She is survived by her sons, Daryl Holcomb, Monroe New Jersey; David (Lisa) Holcomb, Mora Minnesota; and Steve (Renee) Holcomb, West Bend, Wisconsin.

Grandchildren, Shanon (Melissa) Holcomb, Chad (Marija)Holcomb, Sara (Scott) Janeshek, Aaron (Andrea) Rodenkirch, Sarah (Brian) Hasbargen, Laura (Jacob) Daire, Matthew Holcomb, Nathan (Tori) Jay, Lenore Holcomb, Reuben Holcomb.

Great-grandchildren Jack Holcomb, Kylie Holcomb, Alexa Holcomb, Stuart Janeshek, Amelia Rodenkirch, Riley Hasbargen, Sullivan Janeshek, Alivia Rodenkirch, Sienna Janeshek, Callie Hasbargen, Emma Daire.

6 thoughts on “LOIS R. HOLCOMB”

  1. Lois’ obituary is beautifully written. I had forgotten that she and Reuben often sang duets in church.
    Their wedding (when I was 5!) remains in my memory as a very exciting day.
    Deepest sympathy to you all.

  2. Lois & Reuben we’re very dear friends to my parents, Mary & Lowell. Many picnics & great times at the farm in Swea City. Mother loved visiting Lois in Mora & we always had such fun catching up! All loved to sing, they were a talented group! Sincere sympathy & fond memories!
    Marlene Larson Turner

  3. So sorry to read about Lois. I have many memories of singing with her in church choir when I was in high school and both Rueben and Lois were so nice to me.

  4. So sorry for your lose. We were so fond of your mom,dad and all of you.we have so many good memories of our visits to the farm.

  5. The beauty of Lois’ legacy is evidenced in the family that now mourns her passing. I’ve had the blessing of knowing Daryl here in New Jersey and counting him as a friend. Clearly, his character is a tribute to his parents. Now both rest in peace.

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