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Lois Satterlund 10/14/2022

Lois Ann Satterlund, age 89, of New Richmond died Friday, October 14, 2022 at her home.  She was born January 18, 1933 to Ralph W. and Eleanor (Atkinson) Hunt in Omaha, NE.  In 1945, Lois moved to a farm outside of Malvern, IA with her mother, sister and step-father (who she always referred to as Dad).  Lois graduated high school in 1950 and worked at the Malvern Leader newspaper.

While in high school Lois met the love of her life, Lee Miller, who was in the Navy but home on leave.  In December of 1951 Lee was again home on leave and proposed to Lois, they were married on January 4, 1952.  In September 1955 they moved to Star Prairie for about a year then moved to New Richmond where they lived out the rest of their lives.

Lois worked for the Bank of New Richmond for about 4 years and then quit to be a stay at home mom for a few years.  Lois worked for Family Vision for many years and was named Optometric Assistant of the Year in 1984.  Lois helped many people in the office and at the nursing homes with their glasses.

Lois was an active member of First Lutheran Church.  She taught Sunday school, bible school and confirmation classes, was on several committees, circle and church council.

The most important part of Lois’ life was her family, her 4 children (Bruce, Terry, David and Anne) have always been her main focus and joy.  Lois was active in helping with boy scouts and was a cookie mom for girl scouts as her kids were growing up.  It was not unusual to have a dozen or more kids playing in the yard as the Miller kids were growing up and that is how Lois got the CB handle of Mother Hen.

Lois was very proud to be a part of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives.  Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Lee Miller and Harold Satterlund; sisters, Shirley Hunt and Beverly Jacques; brother-in-law, Alan Jacques.  She is survived by her children, Bruce Miller, Terry (Linda) Miller, David (Becky) Miller and Anne (Paul) Wilbur; her grandchildren, Susan (Michael) Montgomery, Brad (Ellisa) Wilbur, Adam (Rika) Miller, Valerie (Peter) Meijer, Shelley (Chad) Miller, Amanda Miller and Andrew (Anna) Miller; and 11 great grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Friday, October 21, 2022 at 11:00 am at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S. Knowles Ave.) in New Richmond the service was live streamed via the link at the bottom of the obituary. A memorial visitation was held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave.) in New Richmond and also Friday from 10-11 am before the service.  Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording Lois’ Memorial Service


  • Leavens Donald Posted October 16, 2022 3:23 pm

    Our last visit, and my childhood is filled with joy and love thanks to my town mom. You will be missed and remembered by all who you have met. Will miss yo…

    • Anne Wilbur Posted October 16, 2022 8:15 pm

      Thank you Don, for those kind words.

  • Lori Halvorson Opelt Posted October 16, 2022 5:48 pm

    I have memories of visiting The Millers across the street from Grace Bentley. Myself and Jenny Rubow would challenge Bruce, Terry and David to wrestle. Jenny and I were more like Tom Boys-we always had a good time. Lois was always offering up cookies to us, and we had to promise to act more like Ladies. Anne you are the Princess of the North Side. Lois was a good neighbor and worried about everyone- always asked how she could help. She made a difference in this world. My deepest sympathy.

    • Anne Wilbur Posted October 16, 2022 8:18 pm

      Lori thank you for reminding me of some of the fun times of being a northsider. I would be happy to consider you a northdider too. By the way I can’t be a princess, I’m a tomboy too!

  • Beverly Krumm Posted October 16, 2022 5:56 pm

    Lois, will be missed. She was such a strong supporter of First Lutheran Church.

    • Anne Wilbur Posted October 17, 2022 8:17 pm

      Thank you Bev

  • Kathy Wettig Posted October 16, 2022 8:30 pm

    We will all miss Lois and her love for people. She was such a wonderful worker in the church. Jerry said, “If you wanted something done on the Property Committee, ask Lois”. She was very educated on what needed to be done and knew the old church building inside and out. And also, I will never forget her knitting those beautiful socks while at church. Rest in Peace, Lois. You were quite a lady!!

    • Anne Wilbur Posted October 17, 2022 8:20 pm

      Thank you Kathy, she loved being needed at church and was proud of everything she was able to do for the church.

      • Kathy Wettig Posted October 18, 2022 9:15 am

        And she did a lot!! We are really going to miss her, Anne.

  • Kim canopy Posted October 16, 2022 8:37 pm

    From our family to yours , you have our deepest sympathy, Lois was an amazing lady and will be dearly missed

  • Marilyn Posted October 17, 2022 7:51 am

    So sorry to hear of loss of Mother/Grandmother. She was always kind thoughtful. She volunteered at Deerfield whevref first met Lois. MY deepest sympathy in our prayers. Blessings Marilyn Ed Everson

  • Jerry and Bev Kistner Posted October 18, 2022 5:57 pm

    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing! May her memory be eternal!

  • Mary Gosse Posted October 19, 2022 5:30 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. Lois was the first person that I met at First Lutheran Church. She was so welcoming and took me under her wing. She became a dear friend and mentor. I will greatly miss her. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  • Kris Nelson Posted October 19, 2022 8:11 pm

    Lois was a faithful servant of First Lutheran Church and will be missed. She was a lovely lady. Thinking of you all.

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