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Lois Swenstad

September 23, 1931 — April 9, 2016

Lois Swenstad, 84, of Morgan died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 from St. John Lutheran Church in Morgan with inurnment to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the church.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Morgan. E-mail condolences may be sent via .

Lois Jean Swenstad, the daughter of Elmer and Sophia (Hopp) Schwerzler, was born September 23, 1931 in Morgan. She grew up in Morgan and began her education there. Lois worked at some of the local stores, including Village Inn, the bowling alley and the Morgan Locker.

On July 21, 1950, Lois married Allyn Oliver Sieckert in Morgan. They make their home in Morgan and, for a few years, in Redwood Falls. Lois and Allyn had two children, Del and Judy. Lois enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her children. In 1976, Lois and Allyn divorced and she moved to Sleepy Eye and worked for her brother at Boot’s Hideaway Café for a few years.

On December 30, 1980, Lois married Omar Swenstad and lived in Sleepy Eye for 20 years before returning to Morgan in 2000.

Lois was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she helped in the kitchen with funerals and sandwich suppers. She and her family also donated Christmas bags for the children. Lois’ special interests included bowling, crossword, circle-a-word and jigsaw puzzles, and playing cards, dice and board games. She enjoyed making horseradish, gardening, outdoor activities, and watching and feeding the birds and squirrels. Most dear to Lois was her family and friends, going to activities, and spending time with them.

She is survived by her children Del Sieckert of Morgan, and Judy (Tim) Hultquist of Morgan; grandson Mitchell Hultquist (Jamie Groebner); and great-grandchildren Keira, Keanna, and Tayte Hultquist. Lois was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Leon in 1979 and Glen in 2000; and husbands Allyn in 2010 and Omar in 1998.

Blessed be her memory.
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Friday, April 15, 2016

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church

403 Carleton Ave, Morgan, MN 56266

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St. John's Lutheran Cemetery

, Morgan, MN 56266

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