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Lois M. Scheffler

Published: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

MOUNT MORRIS – Lois M. Scheffler, 85, of Mount Morris, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Lois was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Freeport, the daughter of Irvin and Gladys (Shrader) Zumdahl. She graduated from Mount Morris High School. Lois married Loren E. Scheffler on April 3, 1948, in Mount Morris. Lois loved her family time baking cookies, coffee time, and ice cream parties. She loved the Fourth of July family functions. Lois loved all children that visited her. She put everyone before herself. Even though Lois left the farm and moved to town, she never left the farm in her heart. Lois worked for various retail businesses in the area, along with working on the family farm.

Lois is survived by her son, Donald Scheffler of Mount Morris; her daughter, Martha (Charles) Speakes of Byron; grandchildren, Sarah (Andrew) Zadlo of DeKalb, Eric Speakes of Princeton, Stacey (Paul) Hayenga of Mount Morris, Rebecca (Nick) Taylor of Dakota, and Bryan (Stacey) Scheffler of Mount Morris; two great-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Avery Taylor of Dakota; and one sister, Joyce (Lorin) Gatz of Polo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Loren Scheffler; sisters, Dorothy Scheffler and Carol Carr; one grandchild, Megan Speaks; and one great-grandchild, Drake Taylor.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Morris with the Rev. Josh Ehrler officiating. Burial will be at Silver Creek Cemetery in Mount Morris.

Memorials have been established to Trinity Lutheran Church and Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home.

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