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Lois Diane Faas

January 7, 2020 | 2 comments

Lois Faas, 77, was taken to Heaven on January 6th, 2020.  She was born to Lester and Juanita Smith on September 13th, 1942, in La Crosse.  Lois was married to William “Bill” Faas for 61 years.

In addition to her husband, Lois is survived by her daughters, Lois (Bob) Hemp, Pamela (Jerry) Hanson, Jacqueline (Dave) Westby, Angela (Patrick) Craig and her son, William (Sherry) Faas; grandchildren, Bobbie Jo Hemp, Justin Rybold, Brooks Heineck, Brad Faas, Sheldon Sumner, Ashlee Grude, Patrick Craig and Billy Faas; great-grandchildren Tommi Jo Hemp, Lyla Walters, Colton Schleifer, Brielle Heineck, Brentley and Syris Sumner, Jayden, Jessonya and Jacoby Rybold, Brennen Faas, Finnegan and Cora Grude; brothers, Ernie, Dave and Harold Smith, sisters, Anita (Red) Goldbeck and Gloria Kelly.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, older brothers Ronald, Donald, Gilbert, Melvin, and Stanley Smith and grandson Jason Rybold.

Lois retired from Empire Silk Screen.

During their retirement, Bill and Lois enjoyed traveling in their motor home and spending time with family and friends.

Lois’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Mulder’s Healthcare Facility in West Salem.  Your dedication to your profession and the care you gave to Lois is very much appreciated.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska with a memorial service at 11:30 am.  Pastor Karyn Bodenschatz will officiate.  Luncheon will immediately follow the service.  Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.



  1. Edna (Waller) Haldorson

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of Lois and your whole family. It has been years since seeing you guys but I will never forget everyone. Thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dixie Fewell

    With sincere sympathy in the passing of Lois or LOLO as we neighborhood kids called her. We grew up as next door neighbors, attended school and have many memories of those days and family. I cannot drive as yet because of a fall but my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. Rest in peace and comfort now dear friend.
    Dixie Deyo Fewell

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