Lois Kirschstein, 79, of Morgan died Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014 from the Morgan United Methodist Church with inurnment to follow in Morgan City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 2 until 4:30 p.m. and will continue at the church on Monday for one hour prior to services.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Morgan. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Lois LaMae Kirschstein, the daughter of Carl and Kathryn (Carr) Wilstermann, was born April 26, 1935 in Sleepy Eye. She grew up in the Morgan area and received her elementary education in Morgan. Lois graduated from St. Peter High School in 1953.
On June 21, 1953, Lois married Elmer Kirschstein in St. Peter. They lived and farmed in rural Morgan where they raised their family. Elmer preceded her in death. On October 14, 1990, Lois married Wallace Kirschstein. They made their home in rural Sanborn and, in 2000, moved to rural Morgan. Lois was first and foremost a loving wife, mother and homemaker who cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also served as an exchange student coordinator and was a part of the Morgan Community Players. Lois was a devoted member of the Morgan United Methodist Church where she served as organist and held many positions within the church. In her spare time, Lois enjoyed quilting, camping, traveling, square dancing, playing piano, and sewing. She enjoyed hosting foreign exchange students and serving as an accompanist for high school music contests.
Lois is survived by her husband Wallace of Morgan; children Lynn (Ron) VanNurden of Owatonna, Larry (Denise) Kirschstein of Morgan, Nancy (Brian) Snyder of Jordan, and Karen (Jim) Boots of Redwood Falls; step-children Helen Kirschstein of Eden Prairie, Dr. Matthew (Kathy) Kirschstein of Sanborn, and Karl (Kara) Kirschstein of Chaska; 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her brother William (Helen) Wilstermann of Shelby Township, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer; and her brother Richard Wilstermann.
Blessed be her memory.