July 3, 1929 ~ July 15, 2018
Lois Arlene Fankhanel, 89, of Hillsboro, ND, died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Sanford Medical-Hillsboro Long-term Care Center.
Lois was born July 3, 1929 to Julia and Paul Fankhanel in Barnsville, MN. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1947, and continued her education at NDSU (NDAC) graduating in 1951 with a degree in Home Economics. Lois worked many years for Otter Tail Power Company in Fergus Falls, MN. Later in her working career she moved to Bismarck, ND where she worked at the Heartview Foundation, a private, non-profit alcohol/drug treatment and education program. Lois served as the Charter President for the Fergus Falls AAUW (American Association of University Women), an organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
She leaves behind three nieces: Bobbie Kaye (Jamie) Roemer of Burlington KY; Kathy Ebert of Fargo, ND; Nancy (Kerry) Rice of Buxton, ND; and five nephews: Paul Ebert (Rosemary) of Fargo, ND, Mark (Jaimie) Fankhanel of Bloomingdale, IL; Ric Fankhanel (Holly) Encinitas, CA; J. J. (Amy) Fankhanel of Moorhead MN; and Eric (Kelsey) Fankhanel of Grandin, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Julia Fankhanel, daughter Kerry Dolan; one sister, Dolores Ebert; three brothers: Earl, Julian and James; sister-in-law Joyce Fankhanel, brother-in-law Clarence Ebert, and one niece Lee Ann Fankhanel.
A family graveside service and burial will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:30 PM in Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro, ND.
Please direct memorials to the “Fankhanel Family Scholarship” (H-509). This scholarship was originally created in 2008 when Buster Fankhanel passed away. The fund has grown with subsequent memorials received with the passing of Joyce Fankhanel (2012) and Lee Ann Fankhanel (2013).
Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.
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