The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


April 12, 2014

Lois J. Lawrenz

Lois J. Lawrenz

Aug. 12, 1934 - April 12, 2014

MORRISON, Ill. — Lois J. Lawrenz, 79, of Morrison, IL, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Four Seasons Living Center, Morrison, IL.

Lois was born August 12, 1934, in Garden Plain, IL, the daughter of Harry B. and A. Nauta (Flikkema) Sterenberg.

She graduated from Fulton High School in 1952 and worked for Fulton School District until 1959. She married Gilbert D. Lawrenz on December 29, 1959, in Fulton, IL.

She was a member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church, Morrison, IL. Lois played the church organ for 38 years, served on various boards, and sang in the Emmanuel choir. Lois was active in Pork Producers and Red Meat Council while on the farm.

Later in life Lois worked as a bus aide and cook for the Head Start program for several years. The Lawrenz’s enjoyed camping and fishing. Lois was a talented seamstress and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, Gilbert Lawrenz of Morrison, IL; 1 daughter, Lori (Glen) Sams of Excelsior Springs, MO; 1 daughter-in-law, Renee (Mark) Lawrenz-Whilhite, Sterling, IL; 4 grandchildren, Jarod and Jordan Sams of Excelsior Springs, MO and Austin and Patricia Lawrenz of Sterling, IL; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Betty Herlein of Holland, MI; and 1 brother, Laverne (Elma) Sterenberg of Fulton, IL.

She is preceded in death by her parents: 1 son, Gary Lawrenz; and 1 brother-in-law, James Herlein.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, in the Christ Center of the Emmanuel Reformed Church, Morrison, IL. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, in the Emmanuel Reformed Church, Morrison, IL, with Mr. Rich Criss officiating. Burial will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, IL. Arrangements completed by the McDonald Funeral Home, Fulton.

In lieu of flowers memorials have been established to the Emmanuel Reformed Church Music Ministry, Morrison, IL and The King’s Camp, Chana, IL.

Death date: April 12, 2014

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