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Lois Jeanette Christensen

August 27, 1938 - November 27, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Lois Jeanette Christensen

Lois Jeanette Christensen

Born: August 27, 1938
Died: November 27, 2020
Age: 82

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Lois, the daughter of James and Gladys   Clare Wilcox, was born on August 27, 1938, in Emmetsburg, Iowa.  She attended elementary and middle school in Spencer, and continued her education in Greely, Colorado.  She married Terry J. Christensen of Milford, Iowa and lived a happy and fruitful life until he was fatally injured in an automobile/motorcycle accident in 1973.  He was a loving and devoted husband and father to Tony, Lance and Kelly.

     In 1977 Lois went to work for Iowa Great Lakes Travel Agency in Spencer and moved to Decorah, Iowa in 1980 to manage the AAA Travel Agency there until retirement in 2000.  As a child she loved National Geographics dreaming that one day she could see the beautiful sites.  Being in the travel industry allowed her to fulfill some of her greatest dreams, traveling extensively throughout the world.  Her fascination with ancient history and archeology led her to visit some of the most notable sites in the world.  The one thing left on her bucket list was trekking Rwanda to commune with the Great Mountain Gorillas.

     Lois moved to Hartley, Iowa in 2001 to be closer to her mother in her latter years and moved to Spencer in November 2018.  She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer and “ Y”  Adnom Women’s Club in Hartley, Iowa.  She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a past board member of Arts on Grand.  She enjoyed singing in the Trinity Lutheran Church choir, Many Voices Choir in Estherville, Iowa and looks forward to singing in God’s Heavenly Choir.  She had a great appreciation for crossword puzzles, music, arts and all creatures great and small.  She always had a passion for animals and was known as the neighborhood cat lady. She fed and cared for many stray and feral cats and went as far as taking care of their medical care, including spaying and neutering and helped them find their furever homes or the best ‘no kill’ shelters for them.  She always said if you are looking for a pet, please check your local shelters first, along with donating supplies needed for their care at the shelter.

     Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Terry, in 1973, her mother and father-in-law, Jim and Nita Christensen and various beloved pets; three feline companions, Sabrina, Cleo and Baxter, who will accompany her on her journey.

     She is survived by her children: Anthony (Rita) Christensen of Rochester, MN; Lance (Lori) Christensen of Spencer; Kelly (Brian) Nordschow of Decorah, Iowa.  Four grandchildren: Luke (Darby) Christensen of Spencer; Zachary (Terryn) Christensen of Spencer; Makenzie Nordschow and Brandon Nordschow of Decorah, Iowa.  Three great grandchildren.  One sister, Sharon “Sherrie” (Roger) Green of Spencer and many much loved nieces, nephews and special friends.

     The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Spencer Hospital for their compassion, kindness and love received from the Hospice team, especially for Colleen, Sharon, Chelsey, Emily, Dr. Keith and Dr. Feldmann.  Also to Robin and Whitney for the comfort and joy you brought her every week.

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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Warner Chapel in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Hospice of Spencer Hospital or People For Pets.

Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.
Pastor Jeff Geiger
Luke Christensen
Zachary Christensen
Shannon Green
Clay Fletcher
Gordon Williamson
Jerry Olson
Will begin at 3:00 P.M., Wednesday with the family present from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.
"On Eagle's Wings"
"How Can I Keep From Singing"
Milford Cemetery
Milford, Iowa


Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 7:50 AM
“Sending our Love, Hugs and prayers. We are so sorry to hear of Lois's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With Love, Kevin and Barb”
- Kevin & Barb Wilcox
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:44 PM
“Kelly, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your mom. I talked to her at church, but that was quite awhile ago since the pandemic started. I remember you so fondly because you were so good to my mom--Justine Lionberger. She was so happy and well taken care of at Wellington!”
- Mary Marske
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Sherrie and family...Saddened to hear of the death of Lois. I knew her through Arts on Grand and church and various cultural events in Spencer. She was elegant and caring. I enjoyed visiting with her every time I saw her. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Joanne”
- Joanne Schar
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts go out to all of her family. ”
- Terry and Paulette Wilcox
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“To all my Cousins - Sending prayers, love and lots of hugs your way. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. I am asking God to enfold you in His faithful love and comfort you with the cherished memories you hold dear. Love to you all.”
- jane baedke
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Lance, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God surround you with His loving arms during this difficult time. I love you. Dana”
- Dana and Catherine Lorenz
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:06 PM
“The Family of Lois Wilcox Christensen. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable Love.”
- Tony Meyer
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8:08 AM
“So sorry to hear about your mom. I will always remember her with a smile . My prayers are with you and know your mom is an angel watching over you.”
- Bob and Joan Tupy
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:18 PM
“Kelly, I am so very sorry on the loss of your Mother. Especially hard during the Holidays. Hug!💕”
- Barb Barth
Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 3:28 PM
“Dear family,
I was so sorry to learn of Lois’s passing away. She was a very sweet lady. She will be missed by many.
Love and prayers for all. ”
- Jackie Mann
Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 4:07 PM
“Lois"s Family. May GOD wrap his loving arms around you at this most difficult time.”
- Dee Jackson
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