Lois H. Dillavou, 99

Published 7:00 am Friday, December 20, 2019

Lois H. Dillavou, 99, of Austin, Minnesota, former resident of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at Primrose Retirement Community of Austin.

Lois H. Dillavou, 99

Lois Harriet Hougard was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the daughter of Albert and Meta (Bohl) Hougard. She grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1936. After graduation, Lois worked for Northwestern Bell for nine years. On Nov. 28, 1946, she was united in marriage to Elner Dillavou at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Their union was blessed with two children. In 1950, the Dillavous moved to their farm near Rose Creek, where Lois became a full-time homemaker, raising her two sons and helping on the farm. Lois was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother with a calm and soothing disposition and especially treasured time spent with her grandchildren. She belonged to the Rose Creek Literary Club, The So-Called Club, and was a past member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Lois loved music and enjoyed playing the organ and piano. She also enjoyed yard work and liked to travel, making several trips overseas. Lois will be remembered for her unconditional love for her family and as a devoted friend to many. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her son, Ron (Patricia) Dillavou of Rose Creek; four grandchildren, David (Julie) Dillavou, Michelle (Alex) Sirois, Linsey (David) McDonald and Christina Dillavou; three great-grandchildren, Ryan McDonald, Reagan McDonald and Benjamin Sirois; daughter-in-law, Darlene Dillavou of Mankato, Minnesota; and brother-in-law, Lary Dillavou and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Meta Hougard; husband, Elner, in 2018; son, Wayne Dillavou; three sisters; three brothers; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Dillavou.

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A private service will be held. The family would like to thank the staff at Primrose Retirement Community and Mayo Clinic Hospice for the care they provided Lois. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515, or Mayo Clinic Hospice. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.