Lois Arlene Nagel, age 79, of Dassel, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home.
She was born May 18, 1936, in Alexandria, to the Rev. John D. and Freeda L. (Searles) Taylor. As a PK (pastor’s kid), she lived several places growing up: Parkers Prairie, Brownsdale, Joliet, IL; Robbinsdale, and finally Rose Creek.
She graduated from high school in Joliet, IL, and attended Moody Bible Institute.
She worked at Osterhus Publishing for a time.
Lois was joined in marriage to Richard L. Nagel Dec. 6, 1958, at the Robbinsdale Baptist Church by the Rev. John D. Taylor (her father). To this union, two children; Al and Dan, were born.
Lois was a farm wife; the couple made their home at Rose Creek in southern Minnesota. She enjoyed her flower garden, camping, music, and most of all, people and socializing. Lois was also a book collector, and very active in her church.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, of Dassel, sons Al (Karen) of Dassel, and Dan (Janelle) of Brooklyn Park; a sister, Nila (Jim) Anderson of Monticello; and brothers John (Roberta) Taylor of Rosemont, Jerry (Claire) Taylor of Ely, and Lee Taylor of Bellingham, WA.
Lois is further survived by her grandchildren: Brandon (Leah) Nagel of Litchfield, Matthew (Carly) Nagel of Burnsville, Jonathon Nagel of St. Paul, Kelsey (Phil) Morris of Cokato, Andrew Nagel, Ashley Nagel, both of Bloomington, Sam Jakubowski of Shenandoah, IA, John Michael Jakubowski, of North Branch, Evan Jakubowski, Joseph Jakubowski, both of Brooklyn Park; and great-grandchildren Brynn, Trig, Liam, Gracie, and Sawyer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. John and Freeda Taylor.
Funeral services took place Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church of London, MN, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will at the Rose Creek Enterprise Cemetery of Austin.
There was visitation Friday, Jan. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, which is handling the arrangements.