Born July 22, 1931, to Victor and Laurette Scholz . She was raised and went to school in Minneapolis and later met and married Richard Benjamin Vosejpka Sept. 6, 1952. They raised six children in rural Excelsior. Jean (Greg) Hafften, Betsy (Ryan) Hintz, Tom (Annie), Ken, Karan (Rich) Blackmer and Ben. She made sure her children enjoyed learning by making simple things into adventures. She read using character voices sparking our imaginations. She loved themes and made birthdays and holidays fun and exciting. She let her children grow up at their own pace, urging them to use their imaginations and creativity.
She always had time to listen to our stories, watch our plays, suffer through our band concerts, help us build forts and made the county fair the event of the year. She always greeted you with a smile and loved to chat. She loved children and they loved her back. She was the "cool" mom and was always approachable.
Lois had a love for gardening, butterflies and birds. She enjoyed her grandchildren Christopher Pultz, Jeremy Pultz, Bethany Blackmer, Ellen Blackmer, Marnee' (Vosejpka) Greg Ledet and her great-grandchildren Aaron Atchison, Zoe' Steckelberg, Wyatt Vosejpka and Lane Ledet. She had many friends, especially in Florida, where she and Richard wintered at their home in St. James City on Pine Island. Lois and Richard moved to Buffalo 4 years ago and she lost Richard Feb. 8, 2012. She stayed in her home with the assistance of her caregivers, Tiffany, Barb and Sue. In March 2013 she moved to Parkview Care Center in Buffalo. On Aug. 3, 2013, she died peacefully with her family by her side.
The staff at Parkview took loving care of her as well as her family during hospice. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. She is survived by her sister, Carol Horan of Edina, and was greeted in heaven by her parents; her brother, Jack Scholz; husband, Richard; son, Thomas; and many friends.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held for both Lois and Richard Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. A gathering of family and friends starts at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. mass.
Memorials can be sent to Buffalo Kiwanis at P.O. Box 731, Buffalo, MN. 55313.