Lois Ellen Dougan, 98

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Lois Ellen Dougan, 98, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Grand Meadow Senior Living in Grand Meadow, Minnesota.

Lois Ellen Dougan, 98

Lois was born Jan. 14, 1921, to Guy and Eva (Falkinham) Green in Hampton, Iowa. She grew up in Hampton and graduated from Hampton High School. She continued her education, attending the University of Northern Iowa, known then as the Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, She taught in the rural schools of Franklin County, Iowa. Lois was united in marriage to John B. Dougan in 1943; they lived on the farm near Mason City, Iowa, all their married life. She was a devoted farm wife and farmer. Lois moved to Grand Meadow in July of 2011 to be closer to family. She enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived independently until suffering a broken hip when she was 97. She was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church in Mason City, where she was a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and was active in the church circle and knitting prayer shawls. Lois loved flower and vegetable gardening, feeding the birds and walking in the outdoors. She was a 4-H leader in her younger years and a member of the YMCA, where she enjoyed fitness classes.

Lois is survived by her daughters, Sue Dougan of Ostrander, Minnesota, and Bonnie (Peter) Tangren of Austin, Minnesota; grandchildren, Erica Tangren and David (Sheila) Tangren; and great grandchildren, Gabriella and Dax Tangren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John B. Dougan, in 2005; brothers, Marion and Bob Green; sister, Bessie Meehan; and half-sister, Melody Sutherland.    

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Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at United Church of Grand Meadow with the Rev. Jon Marburger officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 12, 2019, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City with the Rev. Paul Collier officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to United Church of Grand Meadow in Grand Meadow or First Presbyterian Church in Mason City. Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.