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Lois Elen Skrogstad, "Guif"

Female 1921 - 2017  (95 years)


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  • Name Lois Elen Skrogstad 
    Suffix "Guif" 
    Born 17 Dec 1921  Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Nov 2017  Denver, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Lois Guif, age 95, a lifelong resident of Lake Geneva, completed her life's journey on Friday, November 17, 2017, in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by her loving family.

      Lois Ellen Skrogstad was born to Hattie and Harold Skrogstad on December 17, 1921.

      Upon graduation from Lake Geneva High School, Ethel Brann, her Latin teacher and Lake Geneva Head Librarian, offered her a part time assistant job at Lake Geneva Public Library. This was the start of a beloved career for Lois, one that she remained committed to with over 60 years of service, retiring as an administrative assistant in 2001.

      She was an active member of the community. In addition to her library commitments Lois worked for the YMCA, director of the Water Safety Patrol, H.C. Paterson, Montgomery Ward, Attorney Sturges Taggart Sr. and Financial Advisor, Hiram Smith.
      She witnessed many changes in her favorite little town as the years passed, the new library, relocation of the YMCA, the departure of many familiar businesses on Main Street and new additions.
      Lois was an active critic and participant of the Lake Geneva City Council meetings and its agendas, enjoying the televised meetings in recent years.

      Lois married Ronald Henry Guif in 1941 at the First Lutheran Church on Walworth Street. They were devoted members of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church on Park Row.
      In the 1980's Lois became a member at Trinity Lutheran in Pell Lake.

      Lois and her husband, Ronnie loved to square dance, traveling the state of Wisconsin and throughout the US, attending as many dances and conventions as time permitted. They were members of the Limber Timber Square Dance Club of Elkhorn, Lois continued dancing with the group until 2006.

      Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Hattie and Harold Skrogstad and her beloved husband, Ronnie. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Arthur) Wallace of Lakewood, Colorado, three grandchildren, Andrew (Kelly) Wallace of Redlands, California, Steven (Deborah) Wallace of Southborough, Massachusetts and Cynthia (Martin) Ottenbrite of Denver, Colorado. She also has six delightful great-grandchildren.

      Visitation will be at 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church located at W775 Geranium, Pell Lake, Wisconsin. The funeral service will begin at 11:30 AM. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery will immediately follow the service. Steinke-Lazarczyk Funeral Home. [1]
    Buried Aft 17 Nov 2017  Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Oak Hill Cemetery. [1]
    Person ID I16567  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father Harold Theodore Skrogstad,   b. 13 Aug 1889, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1961  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hattie Bertha Popp, "Skrogstad",   b. 1892,   d. 1952  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 10 Jul 1920  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ronald Henry Guif,   b. 8 May 1916,   d. 12 Nov 1977  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1941  Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Gift i First Lutheran Church on Walworth Street. [1]
    Children 
    +1. Patricia Ellen Guif, "Wallace"  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F6516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] http://www.findagrave.com/ (Reliability: 2).


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