Lois M. Robertson, 86, of Lincoln, NE and formerly of St. Lawrence, SD, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Lincoln, NE.
Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the St. Lawrence Community Church with Rev. Jim Hofman officiating. A private family burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.
Lois M. Caffee was born July 12, 1930 in Wessington Springs, SD to Raymond E. and Frances G. Caffee. Her early schooling was in SD, CA, and OR, and she graduated from Miller High School in 1948.
Lois married Robert T. (Bob) Robertson on May 30, 1948. Together, they farmed and raised cattle north of St. Lawrence. To their union of almost 54 years were born three children: Janet, Barb, and Robbi. Family was everything to Lois. She helped care for her younger siblings while raising her own children. She loved to cook and bake, and no one ever left their home hungry! She and Bob were avid sports fans and attended any event where their daughters were cheering or where Barb – the only athlete in the family – was participating. After Bob’s passing in 2002, Lois remained on the farm until she moved to Eastern Star Assisted Living in Redfield, SD in 2012 then to Clark Jeary Assisted Living in Lincoln, NE in 2014.
Lois was a member of Sunbeam Church in rural Hand County until it closed. She then became a member of the Community Church of St. Lawrence. She taught Sunday School and Bible School and was active in the Women’s Missionary Society. She also served on the Miller School Board. Lois sewed clothes for herself and her daughters and loved to knit and crochet. She also possessed the rare skill of tatting! She was an avid reader and always had a book or two going along with her daily Bible readings. Lois loved singing and playing piano. She also enjoyed listening to the classics, Christian music, or anything from the 40’s! She was a World War II history buff. Lois could talk for hours about politics, Nebraska football, the farm, and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters: Janet (Mike) Morrow of Lincoln, NE and Robbi Siegling of Redfield, SD; seven grandchildren: John (Mollie) Morrow, Andrew (Trinidad) Morrow, Jacqueline (Adam) Christensen, Peter (Alicia) Siegling, Patrick (Mackenzie) Siegling, Priscilla (Matt Lueninghoener) Boon, and Frances Boon; nine great-grandchildren; and seven siblings.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; one brother; her beloved husband, Bob; one daughter, Barb Boon; two sons-in-law, Frank Boon and Rod Siegling; and one infant daughter.
In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests memorials be directed to the St. Lawrence Church Mission Fund.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Lois’ arrangements.