Lois Alderman

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Lois Alderman, 75, West Fargo, N.D., died Tuesday at Rosewood on Broadway.

Lois Ann (Durler) Alderman was born August 14, 1938 to Hector and Vera (Williams) Durler in rural Ransom County. Lois attended school in Stenford Township and later Graduated from Lisbon High School in 1956. In June of 1956 Lois went to work at Northrup King Co. in Moorhead MN. and worked there for 10 years. During this time she met and married Lowell Alderman. They had three children: Shane, Ryan and Erin. Lois was a stay at home mom while raising her children. Later she returned to work at Northrup King, Agri-pro and SeedTech. In 1991 Lois went to work for St John’s Hospital and later Dakota Heartland Hospital and Meritcare Hospital. She retired in 2007.

Lois was incredibly proud of her grandchildren and continuously encouraged and spoiled them.  Lois always loved being with her grandchildren and attending their school and athletic activities. Lois was a great baker and was often known to bake pies, brownies or cookies so that she could share them with her grandkids.  Lois was blessed with great friends and enjoyed spending time with them playing cards, having lunch and visiting with them. She took great pride in keeping in touch with her friends and in knowing what was going on in their families’ lives. Lois enjoyed spending her summers at Redhawks baseball games with Lowell and her family and all of the great fans in section I. Lois was also able to spend some time traveling with family and friends, making trips to Orlando, Arizona, the Boston area, New York, Great Britain and Ireland.  

Lois was preceded in death by her husband Lowell, parents, and her brother Howard. She is survived by her three children: Shane (Laura) Alderman and grandchildren Dylan and Emily; Ryan (June Forde) Alderman and grandchildren Alexis, Lucas, Isaac and Sabrina; and Erin (Kevin) Pietsch and grandchildren Matthew and Reagan. She is also survived by her sisters Gail (Paul) Olich; Judy (Les) Wheeler; brother-in-law Ralph (Bea) Alderman and sister-in-law Florence (Lee) Hans.

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  1. Fargo ND
    Erin and Family. My heart goes out to you for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful person and I will miss seeing her at the baseball games. Blessings to you all. Julie Cardwell.

  2. Jamestown ND
    So sorry to hear of the loss of you mom. Not sure you remember us kids but your mom and Vonnie lived with us in Dilworth when we were kids. They both were very special friends to our mom and dad. Again so very sorry.

  3. Fargo We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Lois at the baseball games. Peace and God’s Blessings to you during this difficult time.

  4. Jacksonville FlLois worked at St. John’s when I was a nurse there. She was always so delightful to talk with. St. John’s was like family. My sincere sympathy.
    Kris Berseth

  5. Fargo ND
    Shane, Ryan, Erin and Families. We are sad to read about the death of Lois. We remember times with all of you at Washington, Ben Franklyn and North High. She was a wondrerful woman and we were blessed by her friendship. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We surround you with love and prayers.
    Marion and LaVerne Sansted

  6. Lisbon ND
    Lois and you, the family, will be in my prayers. I knew Lois at high school. We
    had some good times including hair coloring, which was unheard of then. Just to let you know she was always fun, kind and an all around grand person. I am so sorry I can not attend the services. She was a beautiful lady.

  7. Fargo ND
    I worked with Lois at St. Johns Hospital, she was a great person. She was fun to be around. My deepest sympathy.

  8. west fargo ndShane and Laura,

    Our family just wanted to send our sympathy to all of your family. Your mother was a wonderful person with such a celebrated life. Shane, if there is anything that you or your family needs during this time please call on us. Our prayers are with you guys.

  9. Fargo ND
    God’s blessing to your family at the loss of a wonderful person. I will miss seeing her smiling face and awesome food at the lake this summer.

  10. Fargo ND
    I enjoyed working with Lois at Dakota Hospital. I was a volunteer and we sat together at the front
    desk. She was such a positive person and will be
    fondly remembered.KAGYu

  11. Springfield MOLois, was a dear friend and a good human being. I remember going to Paul and Shane’s basketball games with her and Lowell. Nell remembers her as a wonderful friend and someone who would visit her and Vernon when things weren’t well for them or just come over to visit! Lois will be missed by the entire Peterson family. Our sympathy goes out to all members of her wonderful family. Sincerely Nell and Daryl Peterson

  12. Savage MN
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Alderman families. Lois will be missed but her impact on family and friends will carry on.

  13. delano mnRyan, Shane, Erin and Families,
    I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was an amazing women and I am blessed to have known her. I will so miss her voice as I am running the Fargo Marathon. I will also miss her yearly Birthday cards and Christmas letters. now that I am thinking of you.


  14. Alderman Family:
    I am so surprised and saddened over your mother’s passing. We were backyard neighbors on 22nd Ave/23rd Ave. We used to always ‘hang out at the fence’ and visit. I think we were the only families in North Fargo that still used a clothesline. Lois always updated me on all the grandkids, she was so proud of them. Your parents were ALWAYS so friendly and so approachable.
    At this time of tremendous loss, please know that while there is a physical seperation, the love is never lost!
    Paul & Shirley Johnson

  15. san tan valley azSo sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother and a good friend. I will keep spoiling are grandkids.Larry

  16. We were so very blessed to have considered Lois as a member of our extended family, she shared so many events and holidays with us. Her presence and her smile will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to all the family during this very difficult time.

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