Lois M. Nelson, 81, of Caledonia died Friday, November 9, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 27, 1931 in Caledonia to Jessie and Mabel (Henry) Burroughs. She married Lyle Nelson January 15, 1951 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Caledonia. He preceded her in death March 19, 1988.
Lois was a beloved mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family.
She is survived by her children, Kathie (Don) Rogich, Carol (Terry) Schuldt, both of Caledonia, and Lisa (Mark) Inglett of LaCrescent; daughter in law, Kathy Nelson of Caledonia; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Alice Schleich of Caledonia, Joan (Lee) Breeser of Eitzen, MN, Donna (Allen) Schlinsog of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, and Jeanne (Larry) Kruse of Caledonia; 3 brothers, Donald Burroughs, Sr, Milton (Elaine) Burroughs, and Timothy (Janice) Burroughs all of Caledonia; a sister in law, Erma Burroughs of Caledonia; brothers and sisters in law, Bob (Sharon) Nelson, Jerry (Liz) Nelson, Beverly Welscher, Wilma Nelson and Sheila Nelson; her dog Anne, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Steve, an infant son, Michael; a grand daughter, Leslie Schuldt; a brother, Robert Burroughs; and a sister, Lucille Colsch.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Monday, Nov. 12th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call from 4 to 7 pm on Sunday at McCormick Funeral Home, 205 E. Main, Caledonia, where a rosary will be said at 6:30 pm and a prayer service at 7pm. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday morning.