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“Sorry to hear of Lois passing. We have fond memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Carole, Patsy, and Nancy Adolph - IL

“Dear Musselman Family,My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Your family is in my prayers.Matt Gingrich ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Matt Gingrich - Sterling, IL


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Lois Marie Musselman, passed away on July 16th 2021, she was 95.

Lois was the daughter of George and Emma Bongart of Sterling Il

At age 7 her father passed from appendicitis. Their little family, mother Emma, and sister Lilla Jane
moved to the Morrison farm with her grandparents Hulda and Henry Rosenow.
There, she helped on the farm and took the carriage to the one room school.
Lois was a graduate of Morrison High School where she was chosen
to sing solos in the chorus and excelled in spelling.
Lois became a certified beautician and started working in her Aunt Helen Rosenows Salon for many years.

In 1947 she met and married the man she would spend the rest of her life with, Leroy Musselman.
Together they built a home in Emerson and raised 5 children. Diane, Steven, David, Marsha and Mark. As time passed Lois also took into their home and cared for her sister Lilla passed age 82, Mother Emma passed age 100, and Uncle Carl Passed at 81.
While caring for her family Lois would also do volunteer work at school and a Boy Scout troop leader. and worked for the Ryder Bus Company driving young preschoolers to and from Wallace school for over 10 years.
During this time she also continued her strong Lutheran Faith. She was happiest when she was teaching Sunday school, attending and helping in all of Messiah Lutheran church activities, singing favorite hymns in choir and during church services.
She was so proud to see all of her children confirmed to the Lutheran faith. Lois was loved by her 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren along with many neighbors and friends.
She will be welcomed with open arms by her Husband of 60 years, mother, sister, her son David and many loved ones.
There will be a gathering of family on July 26 at 2:30 at the Oak Knoll Cemetery she will be placed
beside her husband.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com