Lois Marlene Whitmer, age 82, of Gordon, WI, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN. She was born on February 4, 1940, in Polk County, WI, the daughter of Oscar Theodore and Eleanor Alice (Chance) Orner. She was united in marriage to Lee Whitmer on October 29, 1960.
Lois owned and operated a licensed day care on the east side of St. Paul. She was very proud to help raise several children throughout her career. After Lee’s passing in 2002, she moved to the home they built in Gordon, WI. She loved living in the Northwoods and great pride in her flower beds and caring for her yard and property. Lois was a dog lover and had several Yorkies, Pomeranians, Shih tzus, and Poodles. Most of all, Lois was a wonderful mother and grandmother who always had her family close to her heart.
She is survived by her children, Darell (Lisa) Whitmer of Rosemont, MN, Mary Zamora of Isanti, MN, and Kevin (Valorie) Whitmer of Remer, MN; her grandchildren, Keith, Jesse, Joshua, Matthew, Andrea, Kyle, Tony, and Kelly; fifteen great-grandchildren; her sisters, Dorothy Lovegren of Glenwood City, WI, and Jeannene DeLong of Siren, WI; her brother, Buster (Joan) Orner of Ogden, UT; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
In addition to her parents, Lois is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lee; her sister Dolores; and a sister in infancy.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at the Solon Springs Funeral Home, 9005 E. Biller Loop in Solon Springs, where visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until the hour of the service. Interment will be private.