Lois Margaret Schurke, 92, of
Lois was a homemaker and an avid reader who enjoyed painting, music, arts and the out-of-doors. She was particularly fond of time spent at the family’s Apple River property near Somerset, WI. She enjoyed attending events featuring her many grand or great grand children and she treasured her close friendship with Becca Craft. Lois and Roger valued service to others and volunteered time for local food shelves as well as at a Mexican orphanage.
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Lois is survived by five children: Roger and Merryl Schurke, Andover, MN; daughter-in-law Vicki Grooters; Lynn and Nile Merseth, New Richmond, WI; Paul and Susan Schurke, Ely, MN; John Schurke and Sara Blasing, Richfield, MN; Joel and Cheryl Peterson-Schurke, St. Paul, MN. She is also survived by twenty grandchildren and twenty two great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her husband Roger, 1999, son Mark,1984, and great-grandson Nicholas, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family is requests that donations be made to Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge,
Visitation was held 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19 at the family’s Apple River property (1976 Night Hawk Dr, Somerset) followed by 11:30 funeral, 12:45 interment was at Oakland Cemetery, Star Prairie, WI, and 1-3 pm luncheon social at the Laurel Supper Club, 105 Hwy 64, New Richmond, WI. In event of inclement weather, visitation and funeral will be held at Bakken Young Funeral Services,
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