Lois Jean Smallbrook, age 90, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at home with her loving family.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Pastor Matthew Bergstresser will officiate. Burial will be at Pioneer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Lois was born September 1, 1930 to Oliver and Jenny Huisheere in Sheboygan, WI. At the age of 4 years old the family moved to Wisconsin Rapids for her dad’s work. Lois graduated from Lincoln High School in 1948. Lois married her high school and neighborhood sweetheart, Roger Smallbrook on June 20, 1949 in Fort Brag, North Carolina and celebrated 69 years together.
Lois worked for the Wood County Bank and Daly’s Appliance as a bookkeeper for 10 years. Lois and Roger were blessed with 2 boys, Tim in 1959 and Dan in 1963, both of Wisconsin Rapids. Mom was a very devoted wife and mother, ALWAYS their when you needed her. Mom enjoyed reading (100’s) of books, knitting, crocheting, and needle point, making many afghans, hundreds of newborn baby hats (donated to the Marshfield hospital maternity ward), many stocking caps, mittens and wool boot socks that wore like iron, along with needle point pictures and pillow cases. Mom was also a very good cook and made any wild game Roger and the boys brought home delicious. Mom mostly enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her two grandchildren Ethan and Stacy, and going to indoor or outdoor activities they were involved in and being so PROUD of them both.
Lois was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and later St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and could be found most Sundays in the same pew. Lois will be dearly missed by her friends and family members.
Lois is survived by her two sons; Tim (Marcia) Smallbrook and Dan (Carmen) Smallbrook; grandson Ethan Smallbrook (fiancée Allison Swires); granddaughter Stacy Smallbrook; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her loving husband- Roger; father Oliver Huisheere; mother-Jenny Huisheere; brother-Charles Huisheere; sister-in-law- Phyllis Huisheere; sister- Bernice Dykstra; brother-in-law Cornelius Dykstra; and nephew- Ron Dykstra. She is also predeceased by her father-in-law George Smallbrook Sr.; mother-in-law- Valerie Sparks; step father-in-law-Harlow Sparks; brother in-law- George (Jack) Smallbrook Jr.; and sister in-law- Francis Smallbrook.
The family would like to thank the staff from Heartland Hospice (Dawn, Jen, Lynn and others) for all of your help and professional devoted care you gave to mom these past few months, you were there for us when we needed you most and it is GREATLY APPRECIATED and will Never be Forgotten. They would also like to thank the staff of Herman-Taylor Funeral Home for their professional and caring service.
Mom, may you now Rest in Peace in Dad’s and Gods arms and know you Will Be dearly missed, WE LOVE YOU, TILL WE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN.
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