Memorial services for Lois Van Ravenhorst, age 86, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Hollandale Cemetery at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Lois died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.
Lois Jeanne Van Ravenhorst was born July 20, 1931 in Lake Mills, IA, the daughter of Grant and Juliet (Bendickson) Thompson. She grew up and attended country school in the Lake Mills area. On December 31, 1948, Lois was united in marriage to Dorus Van Ravenhorst. They made their home in Albert Lea and had seven children. Lois was a homemaker for many years. After her divorce, she waitressed for many years at various restaurants before working as a CNA at Good Samaritan Society. Lois kept busy being a mom and enjoyed bowling.
Lois is survived by her children, Judy (Randy) Schustak, Jean (Kevin) Reynolds, Patricia (Mike) James, Gary (Zoraida) Van Ravenhorst, Vickie Groe, and Diane Berg; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael in infancy, two brothers, and three sisters.