Lois Shaw King, 88

Published 10:21 am Thursday, December 3, 2015

Lois Shaw King, 88 of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at the Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.



Lois Pauline Bridgeman was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Austin, the daughter of Robert and Lela (Roush) Bridgeman. She graduated from Austin High School in the Class of 1945. Lois was married to Warren Shaw on June 2, 1950, at the First United Methodist Church in Austin. She was a housewife and for many years worked as the cosmetic salesclerk at the Sterling Drug Store in Austin and was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. After Warren’s death, Lois was later married to Ben King, Jr. and they continued to live in Austin.

Lois was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Shaw; parents; two sisters; brother; and special sister-in-law, Marjorie Cummins.

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She is survived by husband, Benjamin King, Austin, Minnesota; daughters and sons-in-law: Jolene K. and Michael Hull, Austin, Minnesota, Sara M. Shaw and David Stahl, Austin, Minnesota; grandchildren: Samuel A. and Keri Hull, Brainerd, Minnesota, Sarah and Troy Diekman, Austin, Minnesota, Andrew J. Hull, Austin, Minnesota, Hannah and Mark Ratigan, Austin, Minnesota, Sophie and Jeremy Bottema, Austin, Minnesota; great-grandchildren: Ava and Alex Hull, Norah and Mason Diekman, Caleb and Eisley Ratigan, Brynlee, Hadlee and Maizee Bottema; sister, Bonnie Smith, Sylmar, California; brother, Gene Allore, Sylmar, California; sister-in-law, Dorothy Allore, Austin, Minnesota; Ben’s daughters and families: Marcia and Tom Thompson, Elko, Minnesota, Patricia and Gary Krebsbach, Edmond, Oklahoma, Barbara and Rick Rugg, Westby, Wisconsin, Karen Morgan, Edmond, Oklahoma, Rev. Debbie and Rick King Quale, Lake Crystal, Minnesota, Amy and Bill Nelson, Stewartville, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Gerry Giese officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the service. The family prefers memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice.