Lois Evelyn Holling, 89, Luverne, formerly of Hardwick, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne.
Lois Taylor was born Oct. 25, 1926, to Neal and Kiza (Leslie) Taylor in River Falls, Wisconsin. Throughout her childhood her family lived various places. Lois graduated from high school in 1944. She then furthered her education by attending beauty school in Minneapolis. When she was 24, Lois moved to Luverne and began working as a beautician. Several years later she moved to Alaska and worked three years for a children’s home. She then returned to Luverne and purchased the beauty shop where she worked.
Lois married Bill Holling Dec. 29, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne. They made their home on Bill’s farm south of Hardwick. A short time later Lois sold her beauty shop and raised their two daughters. In 1993 Lois and Bill sold their farm and moved into a home in Hardwick. They later moved to Luverne and lived in the City Center Apartments, The Oaks, and Poplar Creek. Most recently, Lois was residing at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home.
Lois was a member of the United Methodist Church in Luverne. She taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir, was active with the church youth and belonged to Circle and UMW. Lois enjoyed doing puzzles, walking, singing and reading. She loved flowers, fishing, animals, and playing 500 and pinochle.
Lois is survived by her husband, Bill Holling, Luverne; two daughters, Priscilla (Randy) Pater, Pipestone, and Patricia (Bryan) Jones, Shenandoah, Iowa; six grandchildren, Alexia (Jason) Katsma, Amber (Andrew) Top, Ann Pater, Avery Pater, Brodie Jones and Magi Jones; a sister, Ella Mae (Jack) Woodbury, Elkhorn, Wisconsin; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Taylor.
Arrangements are by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.