Lois C. (Hedstrom) Nyquist

GWINN, Mich. – Lois C. Nyquist, 91, of Gwinn, passed away January 15, 2013 at Marquette General Hospital following a brief illness.

Lois was born February 27, 1921 in McFarland, MI to Archie and Louise (Guntley) Connor and attended Turin Township Schools. Growing up in McFarland, Lois was surrounded by a very large and loving family, and always had fond memories of being together. She was married to Henry W. Hedstrom from January, 1947, when they moved to Gwinn to raise their family, until his passing in 1972. She then married Donald O. Nyquist in December, 1975. They enjoyed traveling together and visiting with family and friends.

Lois was one of the oldest and active members of the Gwinn United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, an active member of the Gwinn VFW Auxiliary, and The Red Hat Society.

Lois’ favorite times of the year were spring and summer when she enjoyed working in the yard and riding her bike around town. Most precious to her was time spent with her family and friends. During her lifetime, Lois took care of or watched over many relatives during their time of need. She loved her many pets and still enjoyed dog- sitting for Lucy over the years. She will always be remembered for her loving spirit and great sense of humor.

Surviving are her son, Kurt (Vicki) Hedstrom of Gwinn; daughter, Connie (Fred) Blanck of Gwinn; grandchildren: Scott (Heidi) Blanck, Jamie Blanck, Amber Blanck, Holly (Chris) Holmes, Heidi (Ryan) McFarland and Kurt (Cindi) Hedstrom; great grandchildren: Brandon, Benjamin, Sirianna, Brooklyn, Canyon, Nico, Isabelle, Chloe, Kelsey, Connor, Piper, Logan and Ethan; sister, Joan Cook of Gladstone; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Henry W. Hedstrom and Donald O. Nyquist, 6 brothers: Morgan, Archie, Kenneth, John, Fred and Ray, and 4 sisters: Vera, Mary, Lena and Louise.

A funeral service celebrating Lois’ life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Gwinn United Methodist Church with Rev. Geri Hamlen officiating. Burial will be in the Gwinn Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m. at the church on Friday, and also at a luncheon following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Gwinn United Methodist Church in Lois’ memory.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.koskeyfuneralhome.com