Lios M. Kirchner, age 79, of Wilmont, died, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. She was born October 30, 1934 in Lorain Township, Nobles County, MN, to parents James and Agnes (Baumgard) Burns. Lois attended rural school in Lorain Township and graduated from Brewster High School in 1953. After her schooling she worked at a dry cleaning business in Worthington; and later at Worthington Company.
Lois was united in marriage to Joseph E. Kirchner on April 17, 1961, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brewster. They made their home in the rural Fulda/Wilmont area and were engaged in farming. The couple immensely enjoyed polka dancing & card playing. Lois helped with the farming operations and did all the accounting for the farm business.
She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Wilmont and was involved with the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, bowling and her passion was taking care of her children, grandchildren, and babysitting neighborhood children.
Lois is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph, Wilmont; children, Lori (Galen) Kruse, Heron Lake, MN; Lynne Hart and Lucy Carlin both of Wilmont, MN; four grandchildren, Levi Kruse, Melissa Carlin, Michelle Hart and Ann Hart, one great grandchild, Jaden Post; three sisters, Carol Fauglid, Portland, OR; Janet (Roger) Jacobsen, Round Lake, MN; and Linda Cope, Darrington, WA; sisters-in-law, Garnet Burns, Betty Burns and Janet Stappenbeck .
She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Gavin Kruse, two brothers, Gene and Donald Burns, four sisters, Marcella Burns, Arlene Burns, Marlys Burmeister and Darlene Kremer-White.
A mass of Christian burial was held Friday, February 14, 2014 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Wilmont with Father Tim Jennings officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Wilmont.
Dingmann Funeral Home, in Wilmont, was in charge of arrangements.
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