Lois Henry

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 4:03 pm

Lois Henry, 76, of Decorah, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at her home in Decorah.

Lois Estelle (Gossman) Henry was born Dec. 27, 1940, the daughter of Leland and Irma (Patterson) Gossman in Cresco. Lois attended and graduated from Canton High School in 1959. She was married to Duane Henry July 7, 1959, at St. Agnes-Plymouth Rock Catholic Church and they later divorced. Lois stayed at home and raised their four children. Lois worked at Camcar starting in 1978, and moved to Decorah in 1984. She retired in 2005 and worked in the kitchen at St. Benedict Catholic School, retiring in May of 2016. Lois also worked at a few of the bars around the Decorah area, where she met many of her close friends. Lois always enjoyed socializing and visiting with her friends, especially her Tuesday card games with the “girls.” She also liked to do crosswords and all kinds of puzzles. Lois liked to travel and had many wonderful adventures, including several cruises and trips to Alaska and Ireland. Above all, Lois loved and cherished her two grandchildren, Logan and Christopher. She will be remembered for her quick wit and her fun-loving and honest personality.

Lois is survived by her four children: Daniel (Becky) Henry, La Crosse, Wis.; Angela (special friend, Rob Anderson) Henry, Ridgeway; David (Barb) Henry, Highlandville; and Julie (Dave) Brenno, Cresco; two grandchildren, Logan and Christopher Brenno; two sisters, Laurice Fulsaas, Decorah and Norma Oyloe, Owatonna, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Wanda Gossman, Hudson, Wis.; along with several nieces and nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Irma (Patterson) Gossman; one brother, Donald Gossman; two brothers-in-law, Merle Fulsaas and Melvin Oyloe.

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