age 84, of South Haven, MN
Lois passed away November 11, 2018 peacefully at
home in the care of her loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m.,
Monday, December 3, 2018
at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr Andrew Stueve as Celebrant.
Visitation will be held one hour before mass at the church. A reception will follow
mass in the church’s basement.
Lois Ann Johnson was born in 1934 in Devils Lake, North Dakota, to Joseph and Clara (Walford) Ziegler. There, she grew up on a farm and learned the lessons of the Great Depression that taught her hard work, toughness, and the value of a dollar, life long lessons that endeared her to family and allowed her to enjoy early retirement. In 1952 she graduated from Devils Lake High School as Senior Class Secretary-Treasurer and Devils Lake Junior College School of Business in 1954. She moved to Minneapolis for work and it was in Minneapolis where she met the love of her life, Guy Johnson. In 1961 they were united in marriage in Devils Lake, ND. They eventually moved to Andover, MN and raised four wonderful children while starting G&L Drywall Company where for 18 years Lois’ energy and tireless work habits were central to its success. They retired to their picturesque lake home on the shores of Lake Sylvia, in South Haven, MN in 1991. Lois was affectionately known as “Grandma Tuty” to her 9 grandchildren and for her delicious homemade date filled sugar cookies. Lois’ catholic faith was central to her life and an inspiration to her family. She enjoyed polka dancing and bargain shopping, and loved playing with her grandchildren. Most of all, she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, loved by all for her gentle spirit and selfless love. She will be dearly missed.
Lois is survived by her husband of 57 years, Guy, and children Steven of South Haven, Vicki (Campbell) of Plymouth and Bruce of Maple Grove, MN, and Craig of Colorado Springs, CO; brothers Leo “Sunny” (Angie), Earl “Bud” (Shirlene), and Kenny (Mona) Ziegler; and 9 grandchildren: Dylan, Alexander, Derek, Brennan, Christian, Matthew, Nathan, Michael, and Maddie. Lois was preceded in death by her parents and brother Larry (Jeanette) Ziegler.
Memorials may be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation Minnesota Chapter.