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.
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