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Lois I. (McKean) Matre 1921-2021


Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 8/16/2021 at 13:43:19

Lois I. Matre, the daughter of George and Zelda Mae (Berkholder) McKean, was born on February 17, 1921 in Maple Hill, Iowa. She died on July 29, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville at the age of 100 years.

Lois graduated from Dolliver, Iowa High School before attending Beauty School in Fort Dodge,Iowa. She worked as a beautician before marrying Selmer Matre on August 15, 1945 at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville. He passed in 1971. Lois married Kermit Hansen in 1989. He passed in February of 1993.

Lois enjoyed gardening, painting and flowers. She was also a prolific baker who always seemed to have delicious treats to share with family and friends.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Estherville.

Lois is survived by her grandson, Jay (Lisa) Matre, St. Anthony, Minnesota; a step-grandson, James (Darby) Hill, Polk City, Iowa; a great-grandson, Benjamin Matre; step-great-granddaughters, Harper and Saoirse Hill; as well as other extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Selmer Matre, her second husband, Kermit Hansen, her son, James L. Matre, two daughters-in-law, Ruth Ann and Roxane, three brothers, Dale, Glen, and Ralph.

The funeral service was held Monday, August 9, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville. Interment was at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.

(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Estherville, Iowa.)


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