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Lois Maasjo

May 29, 1929 - April 26, 2011

Gathering:

5-7:00 P.M. Friday, April 29 at St. Maurice's Catholic Church, Kindred.

9:30-10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 30 at St. Maurice's Catholic Church, Kindred.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Friday, April 29 at St. Maurice's Catholic Church, Kindred.

Funeral Service:

10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 30 at St. Maurice's Catholic Church, Kindred.

Burial:

St. Mary's Cemetery, Sheldon N.D.

Arrangements:

Fredrikson & Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Lois Maasjo

May 29, 1929 - April 26, 2011

Obituary

Lois passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo, surrounded by her family, at the age of 81.

Lois Ann Douglas was born on May 29, 1929, the daughter of Clark and Minnie (Bjugstad) Douglas in Sheldon, ND. She grew up in this area and attended school graduating from Sheldon High School. Lois was united in marriage to Michael John “Jack” McGrath in Sheldon on November 26, 1948. Jack died on November 1, 1961. Lois continued to work on the farm and raise their children. She began working at Cass County Electric in Kindred in 1966, retiring in 1995 after many years of wonderful service. Lois also worked for the People’s and Enderlin State Bank for a brief time. Lois was united in marriage to Jarl Maasjo on April 23, 1988 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Wild Rice. They made their home in Kindred, moving to Edgewood Vista in Fargo in 2010.

Throughout her life, Lois loved spending time with her family. She had a very special place for each and every one of her grandchildren – never forgetting a birthday or holiday. She enjoyed her time in the kitchen cooking and baking as well as time spent shopping and at antique auctions.

Lois is survived by her husband, Jarl of Fargo; her children, Randy (Gary) Fraedrich of Barnesville, MN; Linda (Jerome) Skonseng of Wahpeton, ND; Julie (Byron) Stoffel of Kindred; and Steven (Sharon) McGrath of Glyndon, MN; her 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Marion Thompson of Sheldon; her sister-in-law, Catherine Walters (McGrath) of Huntington Beach, CA; several nieces and nephews; and many other very dear relatives.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; her grandson, Aaron McGrath; and an infant sister, Lucille.

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  1. Karen Hughes says:

    Enderlin ND
    I am so sad to hear of Lois’ passing
    She was a very vibrant person, always
    doing something new.

    I know she will be missed, may the memories of her stay in your hearts.
    I will always remember her with a smile on her face.

    Love Karen Hughes

  2. Darlene Jenison says:

    Scottsdale AZ
    Dear Jarl,
    It has only been a few years since we connected, but I immediately felt close to you and Lois. She was such a friendly and gracious lady, and always made me feel welcome each time I visited. My heart goes out to you and the lonliness I know you have begun to feel. There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for you, and for the family. She will be so missed.
    I wish I could be there with you, but since that is not possible, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and with all of the family. Talk to you soon. With much love, Darlene

  3. Amy Perrin says:

    Fargo ND
    Lois was so sweet and kind to our family. Her positive energy was contagous to those around her. She treated my brother and I like grandchildren of her own. I’ll never forget the $2 bills for our birthday or other special occasions. Lois will be deeply missed and my sincere condolences go out to her family and friends.

  4. Charlie and Carol Olson says:

    Valley City ND
    A gracious lady and friend gone too soon! Lois welcomed us into her home many times and we always enjoyed visiting with her and eating her wonderful potato salad.
    Our sympathy to Jarl and her children and families. We will always remember her.

  5. tammy & rodney hovet says:

    fargo ndDEAR JARL MY HUSBAND RODNEY WAS LOST FOR WORDS. WHEN HE TOLD ME ABOUT YOUR WIFE’S PASSING. HE TOLD ME HE OFTEN TOOK YOU ORYOUR WIFE TO DR’S APPTS..AND THAT YOU BOTH WERE VERY FRIENDLY.. I’M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..

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