Lois M. Westerlund 92, of rural Osco, died Monday, February 21, 2022, at Avonlea Cottage, Milan. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 26th, at the Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover. Rev. Reed Pedersen will officiate. Burial will be in the Andover Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Augustana Lutheran Church, the Jenny Lind Chapel, or the Alzheimer's Association.
Lois Mae Conachen was born December 29, 1929 in Antigo, Wisconsin, the daughter of Arthur B. and Alpha O. Johnson Conachen. She was educated in Antigo schools and graduated from Antigo High School in 1947. Lois attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point for one year. Prior to her marriage, she worked at DeSaulnier's Printing in Moline and then at the Osco Store. She married Kenneth Westerlund, the love of her life, on February 14, 1953 in Andover. He passed away on November 27, 2007.
Her memberships included the Augustana Lutheran Church, where she was very active in the Peace Circle. She enjoyed reading, gardening, rainbows, angels, and attending grandchildren's events, and other family activities.
Those surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Dick Lawson, Wausau, WI, Diane and Brad Gainey, Orion, two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jeannine Westerlund, rural Osco, and Mike and Donna Westerlund, Geneseo. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Kara Lawson, Zach (Curi) Lawson, Matt Gainey, Stephen (Danielle) Gainey, Krista Westerlund, Rori and Eric Westerlund, a great granddaughter, Isla Lawson, brothers, Joe (Barbara) Conachen, Baton Rouge, LA, Jim (Kelly) Conachen , Duxbury, MA, and a sister-in-law, Clarese Espe, Eagle River, WI. Her parents, her husband, a sister, Joyce Schisel, and brothers, Ronald, Donald, and Bill Conachen preceded her in death.