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Lois Jean Messner

Lois Jean Messner, age 82 of Gaylord was called to join her heavenly Father on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the Oak Terrace Health Care in Gaylord, Minnesota. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm, Minnesota with minister Roy Koehl officiating. Burial will follow in the Winthrop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, and continue from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home- North Chapel in New Ulm. Social distancing guidelines must be practiced, and all guests in attendance at the services must wear a mask. The funeral service will be live-streamed through the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home’s Facebook page starting at 10 a.m. on Friday. To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: Lois is survived by her husband of 64 years, Marlyn Joseph Messner; daughter, Nancy (Chris) Williams of Preston, her late son, Joe (Kim) Messner of Winthrop, son Kendal (Lori) Messner of Gaylord, daughter Kelly (Ted) Schmidt of West Bend, Iowa, son, Trent (Tera) Messner of Henderson; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Joyce (Mike) Messner, Donna (Duane) Kasten, Carol Doering and brother Ron (Jodie) Boelter; sister-in-law, Georgia Messner; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Della Boelter and her son Joe Messner. Lois Jean Messner was born September 6th, 1938, to Herbert and Della (Kirchoff) Boelter in Sibley County. She attended and graduated from Stewart High School. Lois was united in marriage to Marlyn Joseph Messner on March 16th, 1957, at the St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fernando. Their union was blessed with 5 children. Lois was a member of the Apostolic Christian Faith Church. Lois enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing, knitting, biking, trucking and fishing. She loves music and learned to play the accordion at a young age. She dedicated her life to making a home for her family. The couple farmed until moving to town. She traveled a lot, enjoyed camping and wintered many years in Zapata, Texas. Blessed be her memory.

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