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Lois A. Wohlin Sept. 7, 1926 - May 28, 2013

Lois A. Wohlin Sept. 7, 1926 - May 28, 2013

NEW LONDON - Lois A. Wohlin age 86, of New London died on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at GlenOaks Care Center in New London. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Crow River Lutheran Church in rural Belgrade. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Colfax Cemetery in rural New London. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in New London.

Lois Arlene Wohlin was born on September 7, 1926 in Forest Lake, the daughter of Frederick and Caroline (Nordstrom) Lundberg. When Lois was just 12 years old, her family moved from Forest Lake to rural New London. Soon after, Lois became the principle homemaker of her household when she lost her beloved mother, Caroline. At this young age, she began what would become a long legacy of caring for others when they faced illness and suffering. Her patience, kindness, and constant concern for those around her were apparent to all who knew her.

Raymond Wohlin was the undeniable love of Lois’ life, and the two shared 44 years of marriage in Colfax Township, where they farmed and raised a family of two sons, Roland and Randall, and one daughter, Caroline. The couple was regarded as deeply-loving by friends and family, who still remark about the grace of Ray and Lois on the dance floor.

The undeniable matriarch of her family, Lois was a patient teacher to her great-grandchildren, a thoughtful advisor to her grandchildren and a rock of Gibraltar to her kids. She was a joker, a problem-solver, a master seamstress, a baker of bread, a fantastic gardener and a lover of nature. She worked for 17 years in the office of Sibley State Park in addition to helping out on the farm, leading 4-H groups with her kids, and tending to her grandchildren. She shared decades of celebrations as a member of the Colfax Ladies’ Birthday Club, and was well-known among friends and neighbors as one heck of a card-player, often reveling in her consistent trouncing of opponents in Whist, Pounce, and - with her grandkids - Go Fish.

Lois passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, after a year-long battle with Lymphoma. She will be deeply missed, always remembered and ever-appreciated by her loving and devoted family. She is survived by her children, Caroline (Kenneth) Otteson, Dr. Roland (Judy) Wohlin, Randall (Monica) Wohlin; grandchildren, Jennifer, Christa, Derek, Gus and Joy; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Trenton, Mhina, Clara, Ian and Rae; great-great grandson, Treyton; brother, Wayne Lundberg; sister-in-law, Ruth Sunsdahl; and brother-in-law, Wilfred (Evelyn) Wohlin;

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Caroline Lundberg; infant daughter; husband, Raymond Wohlin; siblings, Cyrus and Jeanette.