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Lois Jean Engdahl, 91, of Fremont NE


Lois Jean Engdahl, age 91, of Fremont, Nebraska passed away December 19, 2016 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska.  Funeral services will be on Thursday, December 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at Elim Lutheran Church in rural Hooper, Nebraska with burial in the Swaburg Cemetery, rural Hooper, Nebraska.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday 5-8 p.m., with family receiving friends 6-8 p.m., at Pelan Funeral Services Oakland. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Jean Engdahl was born on Easter morning, April 12, 1925 to Kenneth H. and Florence (Peterson) Johnson, at their home in Uehling, Nebraska. She passed away December 19, 2016 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 91. Lois graduated from Uehling High School in 1942. She attended one year at Midland Lutheran College, and one year at Wayne State Teachers College.

On November 14, 1947, Lois and H. Robert Engdahl were united in marriage at the Elim Lutheran Church in Swaburg, where Lois was a lifetime member. To this union were born four children: Nancy, Bobbie, Bill and Karl. They raised their family on a farm east of Uehling.

Lois taught at Garden City School in the Fremont area. She was Sunday School Superintendent at Elim Lutheran Church for many years, sang in their choir and was a member of the church women’s group. She was a special ed para at Logan View for ten years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Uehling, holding many offices, including County President and District President. As a farmwife she belonged to the Craig Home Extension Club called Busy Mothers. She belonged to a pinochle card club for 60 years. She was an avid puzzler, enjoying both jigsaw and crossword. She truly loved spending her time watching all of the many activities and sporting events of her children and grandchildren, who lovingly called her “mom-mom”. Vacations were spent as family fishing outings in Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bill Engdahl; 2 grandchildren, Scott and Sara Gahan; great grandson, Koby Lunneborg; son-in-law, Dewaine Gahan; brother, Raymond Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Gary) Beard of Uehling, Bobbie Gahan of Oakland, Karl (Kim) Engdahl of Fremont; grandchildren, Lisa (Jon) Peterson of Papillion, Brad (Megan) Beard of Elkhorn, Gregg (Jennifer) Gahan of Oakland, Betsy (Chuck) Bitker of Lincoln, NE, Joe (Brandy) Gahan of Wahoo, Brandon Engdahl of Fremont, Brooke (Matt) Lunneborg of Minneapolis, MN; great grandchildren, Lucas and Andrew Peterson, Sam, Beau and Max Beard, Elijah, Naomi and Hannah Gahan, Josiah and Titus Bitker, Jalen and Moxie Gahan, Mylo, Brynn and Rhys Lunneborg; brother, Norman (Sally) Johnson of Oakland; sister-in-law, Marilyn Johnson of Uehling.

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Lois Engdahl

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