Miriam Ann Loock, 78, AustinPublished 10:10am Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Miriam A. Loock, 78, of Austin, Minn., died at her home Saturday, March 3, 2013.
Miriam Ann was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Springfield, Ill., to the Rev. George and Pauline (Dorrow) Klein. She was baptized and confirmed by her father at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chatham, Ill., and graduated from Chatham High School. Miriam married John Loock on Sept. 6, 1959, in St. Martini Lutheran Church in Chicago, with her father, the Rev. George Klein, officiating. Miriam and John moved to Austin that same year.
Miriam worked as the secretary of John’s construction company and after her children were grown, she worked as the secretary at Holy Cross Lutheran Church where she was a long time member. She served as the church treasurer from 1985 until present and the church senior choir director from 1965 until present. She also taught Sunday school, served as the Vacation Bible School director and as the Sunday School secretary and treasurer. She served as the Austin Township Clerk from 1985 through 2012.
Miriam enjoyed gardening, working jigsaw puzzles and word games, and cheering on her Vikings and Twins, but her favorite pastime was fishing.
Miriam is survived by her children: Sandy Loock (Sue) of Holmen, Wis.; David (Sheri) Loock of Creve Coeur, Mo., and their daughters Katie Loock and Becky Loock; Pam Loock (Pam) of Austin and daughters Ryanne and Whitney; granddaughter Abrielle; sister Grace Krupski of Austin, Texas; brother Ralph (Marilyn) Klein of Chicago; nieces and nephews; and the children of Holy Cross Childcare.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John in 2000; daughter Joan; brother, the Rev. Theodore Klein; brother-in-law Otto Krupski; and sister-in-law Georgia Klein.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 8 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with the Rev. Brian Krueger officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church on Friday morning for one hour before the service. Memorials may be designated to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Holy Cross Childcare.