Lois I. Kerkhoff 1926-2013

Posted January 22, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Lois I. Kerkhoff, 86, of Miller, S.D., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Center in Miller.


Memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence. Inurnment will be at G.A.R. Cemetery at a later date. Friends and family may sign Lois’ online register at www.remboldfuneralhome.com.

Lois Irene Kerkhoff was born September 29, 1926, to Frank and Nina (Parker) Kerkhoff. She joined two sisters and a brother. She was joined later by three more sisters. When Lois started school, she had to ride behind her brother on a horse for two and a half miles. Later when her sister Lillie started school their dad made a cart to pull behind the horse. After another of her sisters started school, the family moved and they all walked to school. Lois attended country school for eight years and later attended Miller High School.

On June 2, 1946, Lois married Edgar Roesler. They had three children. Edgar died in June of 1958. Lois then married Lloyd Warren on February 25, 1960. The couple had two sons.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley (Stanley) Iverson of Cornville, Ariz. and Bonnie (Jack) Cochran of Mesa, Ariz.; three sons, Gary (Mary) Roesler of Sioux Falls, Todd (Bonnie) Warren of Sartell, Minn., and Joel (Jane) Warren of Miller; 10 grandchildren, Karis, Kendra, Amy, Sara, Brittany, Nicholas, Kelsey, Christopher, Tony and Chris; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Agnes McKenzie of Watertown, Lillie (Verlyn) Brenner of Junction City, Kan., Betty Raubuch of Winlock, Wash.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Edgar Roesler and Lloyd Warren; two sisters, Geraldine and Armista; and one brother, Frank.

Rembold Funeral Home of St. Lawrence is in charge of Lois’ arrangements.

Lois I. Kerkhoff 1926-2013