Obituary — Lois Jean (Hokamp) Krueger

LoisKrueger - Jan2016

RANDOLPH — Lois Jean (Hokamp) Krueger, 86, Randolph, formerly of Belden, died Jan. 8, 2016, at Colonial Manor, Randolph.

Visitation was Monday at Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.

Funeral services were Jan. 12 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Randolph, with Rev. Dr. Derrick Fallon officiating.

Interment was in Belden Cemetery, Belden.

Pallbearers were Blake Hokamp, Dusty Louthan, Allan Louthan, Jake Goeschel, Derek Kuhl and Troy Graf.

Lois was born on a farm northwest of Carroll, June 11, 1929, to Edward and Katie (Bock) Hokamp. She lived on a farm south of Belden and attended rural school and Carroll high school. Upon her father’s death in 1945, Lois and her mother moved into Belden where Lois worked for a local grocery store. Lois married Delbert Krueger, Belden, Nov. 28, 1948, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Carroll. One child was born to them, a daughter, Vicki Lea. The family moved to Burnt Ranch, Calif., from 1956-1958, where Lois worked in a paper mill. The family returned to Belden, in 1958. Lois began working for the First National Bank of Belden (now Citizens State Bank of Belden) in 1961 and retired from there in 1991.

Lois was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Randolph, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Belden.

Lois is survived by a sister, Betty (Hokamp) Blotz, Orville, Calif.; sister-in-law, Ruby Hokamp, Wayne; and many nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Delbert; one daughter, Vicki; one sister, Lorraine (Hokamp) and Alfred “Short” Bierschenk; one brother, Vernon “Steve” and Joann (Anderson) Hokamp; and brother-in-law, Jack Blotz.