Lois Biggins

Friday, March 4, 2011

Lois Biggins, age 84, of Storm Lake, died Feb. 25, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Lois M. Reed, the daughter of George and Lela (Stocks) Reed, was born Dec. 11, 1926 in Sioux City. She was baptized into the First Baptist Church in Storm Lake and celebrated her faith at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake throughout her life. Growing up, Lois attended Sulphur Springs and Hayes Consolidated School where she graduated from high school in 1944. After graduation Lois continued her education at the Sioux City School of Business.

On Oct. 6, 1946 Lois was united in marriage to Don Biggins in Storm Lake. This union was blessed with two children, Sherry and Pat.

Lois worked at Clough Auto Parts as a bookkeeper and at Sugar Bowl Gift Shop as a sales clerk. She also stayed busy volunteering at the church and being a part of the Pastor Parish Relations and United Methodist Women. Lois enjoyed completing word puzzles, gardening, and sewing. She especially loved to go camping and to travel. An accomplishment that she was most proud of was that she was able to travel to all fifty states and to England. Lois cherished all time spent with family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Don Biggins of Storm Lake; daughters: Sherry (Marlin) Lode of Cherokee; and Pat (Randy) Merrill of Sheldon; grandchildren: Shawna (James) Myers of Johnston; Missy (Chris) Jenness of Cherokee; Matt (Rachel) Lode of North Liberty; Nate Merrill of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Katie Merrill of Chicago, Ill.; great-grandchildren: Josh and Anna Lode; Carson and Adyson Jenness; and Paxton Myers; nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Joan Reed of Storm Lake; and Marian Biggins of Norwalk; extended family and many friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James "Bud" Reed; and infant grandson, Mark Lode.