Lois M. Nelson, 81, of Caledonia died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Feb. 27, 1931 in Caledonia to Jessie and Mabel (Henry) Burroughs. She married Lyle Nelson Jan. 15, 1951 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Caledonia. He preceded her in death March 19, 1988.
Lois was a beloved mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family.
She is survived by her children, Kathie (Don) Rogich, Carol (Terry) Schuldt, both of Caledonia, and Lisa (Mark) Inglett, La Crescent; daughter-in-law, Kathy Nelson, Caledonia; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Alice Schleich, Caledonia; Joan (Lee) Breeser, Eitzen, Minn.; Donna (Allen) Schlinsog, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. and Jeanne (Larry) Kruse, Caledonia; three brothers, Donald Burroughs, Sr., Milton (Elaine) Burroughs, and Timothy (Janice) Burroughs all of Caledonia; a sister-in-law, Erma Burroughs, Caledonia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob (Sharon) Nelson, Jerry (Liz) Nelson, Beverly Welscher, Wilma Nelson and Sheila Nelson; her dog Anne, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Steve, an infant son, Michael; a granddaughter, Leslie Schuldt; a brother, Robert Burroughs and a sister, Lucille Colsch.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at McCormick Funeral Home, 205 E. Main, Caledonia, where a rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday morning.
Online condolences may be given at mccormickfuneralhome.net.