Lois June Ekstrom

June 23, 1924 - August 11, 2009
Lois June Ekstrom

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Lois June Ekstrom, 85, of Carolina Village in Hendersonville, NC, went to be with the Lord Tuesday evening, August 11, 2009 surrounded by her husband and family.

Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Emma Anderson Horn. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Diane Ekstrom; granddaughter, Janene L. Shaw; and sisters, Ruth Horn, and Gloria Williams.

She and her husband have lived in Henderson County for 30 years. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, where she was involved with missions and served as a dedicated Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Clarence T. Ekstrom of Carolina Village; her children, Carol Lee Stricker of Chicago, IL; Judith Ann Shaw (William) of Russellville, AR; and Paul Clarence Ekstrom (Lori) of Bloomfield Hills, MI; grandchildren, Eric. T. Stricker, Ryan J. Stricker, Russell C. Shaw, and Elizabeth Ekstrom; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, August 15, 2009 in the Carolina Village Hall. The Reverend Dr. John Rhymer will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7-9 PM Friday, August 14, 2009 at Shuler Funeral Home.

A private interment will be held at a later date at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

Memorials may be made to CrossWalk, c/o First Baptist Church, 312 5th Ave West, Hendersonville, NC 28739.


Saturday, August 15, 2009
12:00 AM

Carolina Village Hall - Directions
600 Carolina Village Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • August 12, 2009
    JIM STRICKER says:
    I know that you cherish the wonderful life you had with Lois. My deepest sympathy, Jim.

  • August 13, 2009
    Karen & Jerry Levy says:
    We'll never forget when Lois, Clarence & Carol came to our house for Christmas dinner. Lois talked about her many years of eating health foods and Clarence about his daily walks. It was beautiful to see their love and devotion for each other and Carol's happiness from spending Christmas with them. Our hearts go out to their family.

  • August 13, 2009
    Tom Ekstrom says:
    I'll always remember Aunt Lois' loving smile and angelic demeanor. I know she is now experiencing the grandeur of her heavenly reward.

  • August 13, 2009
    Harry and Cathy Ekstrom (Augie) says:
    Aunt Lois was such a warm and caring person and always made us Ekstrom kids feel special. I'll always have such fond memories of the Christmas Eves at their home in South Holland when we were kids.

  • August 14, 2009
    Charlotte Rubinstein & Mike Salvati says:
    We send our loving thoughts to Mrs. Ekstrom's family. We have only had the chance to know her daughter Carol and grandson Ryan but we know that Mrs. Ekstrom's kindness, generous spirit and good nature live on through them. Peace be with you all.