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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Lois Clarken

  • Lois Joann Clarken, daughter of the late William and Gena (Knudson) Keil died peacefully in her sleep September 13, 2013.
    There was a funeral service Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Annapolis, Md. Interment was in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Md. Online condolences may be placed at www.hardestyfuneralhome.com.
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  • Lois Joann Clarken, daughter of the late William and Gena (Knudson) Keil died peacefully in her sleep September 13, 2013, due to complications of dementia. She had resided at Crofton Care and Rehabilitation Center in Crofton for the past two-and-a-half years. The family wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the staff and residents of CCRC who treated their wife and mother with much love and respect.
    Lois was born in Redwood Falls May 8, 1935 and also graduated from high school there in 1953. She married Warren Clarken that same year and later followed Warren to Annapolis, Md. where he was stationed in the Army where they still reside. Lois worked at the Naval Experiment Station, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., as a postal employee and was a beloved babysitter. Her joys included taking care of her granddaughter, cake decorating, being a Red Hat Society member, using calligraphy skills, sewing, looking after her grand-dogs and many others.
    Lois is survived by her loving husband, Warren; her devoted daughter, Kileen (Steve) Ludemann of Glen Burnie, Md.; her beloved granddaughter, Stephanie (Nate) Mayer of Odenton, Md.; her sister Marie (Marvin) Stelter of Echo; a brother, Calvin (Joyce) Keil of Denver, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Martha Keil of Redwood Falls; a sister-in-law Ruth Clarken of Lamberton and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers – Edwin, Robert and Wilbur Keil.
    There was a funeral service Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Annapolis, Md. Interment was in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Md. Online condolences may be placed at www.hardestyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
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