Lois A. Clarkson, 86, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Visitation will be held that day from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.
Lois was born April 8, 1933, in Owen, to Rudolph and Agnes (Anderson) Mengel. She married Lloyd C. Clarkson on April 17, 1954, in Owen. Lloyd survives.
She is further survived by her children: Roxanne (Bob) Ayer of Columbus, Kevin (Patty) Clarkson of Medford and Steven (Lori) Clarkson of Stetsonville; grandchildren: Ashley (Nick) Schultz, Danielle (Mike) Deprey, Crystal (Eric) Arendt, Shantell Clarkson, Chad (Erica) Clarkson, Tina (Rob) Weis, Tanya Leonard and Stephanie (Ken) Mueller; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Bob (Sheryl) Mengel of Lakewood; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Bruce; son, Michael; and siblings: Dick, Dolores, Sandra and Kenny.
Lois worked for several area supermarkets including Krueger Grocery in Dorchester, IGA in Medford, Copps in Medford, and County Market in Abbotsford where she retired from in 1998. She worked in all areas of the super markets from managing, ordering, pricing, stocking and registers.
She enjoyed cross stitch, embroidery and gardening various plants and flowers.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she made quilts for every one of them. She also enjoyed her companionship with her Pomeranian dog, “Ginger.”
She was of the Lutheran faith, and a member at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Dorchester.
Memorial donations in honor of Lois can be given to her family, with designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.