Lois Schmidt Frescoln, 94, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Ottumwa, Batavia and Fairfield, passed away peacefully in her sleep Jan. 9, 2013.
Lois was born May 9, 1918, to Herman and Alma Merck Schmidt in Iowa County, near Victor. She married Harold Frescoln Aug. 25, 1946.
She was baptized, confirmed and attended St. John’s Lutheran Church as a child. She graduated from Victor High School in 1935 and then went to Des Moines to attend Capital City Commercial College and later worked for Western Mutual Insurance Company for nine years.
Surviving are her daughters, Patty (Tom) Robertson and Pam (Mike) Fondell; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Merlin and Harold Schmidt; a brother-in-law, Merrill Frescoln; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon.
Visitation and lunch will be one hour prior to the time of service.
Cards or memorials to the Batavia Methodist Church may be sent to Patty Robertson, 2318 Little Soap Road, Bloomfield, Iowa 52537.