Lois Jean Grosser, age 83, of Cokato, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at her home.
The funeral service will be Monday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato, with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, and will continue Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested.
Arrangements are being handled by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.
Lois was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Minneapolis, to Edward and Edna (Lindblad) Hughes.
She grew up in Minneapolis, and graduated from Minneapolis South High School in 1947. After school she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Anderson in the Medical Arts Building in Minneapolis.
Lois married Donald Grosser June 27, 1959, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Minneapolis. They lived in Minneapolis and New Hope before coming to Cokato in 1970.
Lois worked at Stan’s Jack and Jill until its closing, Richwell Furniture, Tomer Knife Factory, Dura Supreme, and finally Hojie’s Grill in Dassel.
She was a very active member of the Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Cokato American Legion Auxiliary, and an officer for the Minnesota Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Lois enjoyed Brazilian embroidery and baking. Most important to Lois was her family.
She is survived by her children, Mike (Cathy) of Waverly, Steve (Liv) of Plymouth, and Virginia Grosser of Cokato; grandchildren Kashia (boyfriend Eric Anderson), Kellen (fiancée Cynthia Grangroth), Benjamin, Shelby, Molly, Isaac, Jonathan “JJ,” Dominick, Peyton, and Hannah; nephews Robert, Russell, and Randy Belmont; and her best friend for 72 years, Donna Smith.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Edna; husband Donald; a brother, Loring; sisters Virginia and Patricia; a granddaughter, Amy; and special friend Ruth Weir.