Lois Ann Von Seggern

Lois Ann Von Seggern age - 94, of Hastings, died Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Kalamazoo. Lois was born April 24, 1927, in Oakland, Nebraska to Walter and Bertha (nee Schroeder) Von Essen, and baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran church near Hooper, Nebraska. She attended West Point High School. She graduated and earned a normal training certificate in teaching, and she was a teacher in a one room school for four years. On May 2, 1948, Lois married Myron Von Seggern at St. Paul's. They were successful farmers in Uehling, Nebraska for 10 years. They felt a calling to go into the ministry, and after Myron earned his divinity degree, they moved to Fenton, and served at Transfiguration Lutheran Church for 10 years. Lois was a stay-at-home mom during this time (raising four children), as well as a supportive wife in the work of the church. In 1975, they moved to Gaylord, and started a Lutheran Mission church (Peace Lutheran Church). In Gaylord, Lois went back to her teaching roots, and got a job as a student reading aide at South Maple Elementary. She retired from there in 1989. She and Myron moved to Hastings, in 2004 to be closer to family. She and Myron traveled all over the U.S. in retirement, and she enjoyed keeping logs and scrap books of their trips. At home she loved to garden, and especially loved her flowers. She was an accomplished quilter and made personalized quilts for all her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing the piano. She was an excellent cook and baker, and she got great pleasure in providing fabulous meals for her family and friends. She made friends at all the different places she lived, and she enjoyed actively keeping up with those relationships over the years. She is survived by son, Dr. Randal Von Seggern of Greensboro, NC; son, Dr. Wesley Von Seggern (Lori) of Plainwell; daughter, Ruth (Rod) Halcomb, CPA of Scotts; son, Dr. Jeffrey Von Seggern of Middleville; daughter in law, Jan Von Seggern of Greensboro, NC; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine Pfeiffer of Omaha, NE; and extended family, Hanna Martin of Lincoln, NE. She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron Von Seggern; her siblings, Warren Von Essen, Marjorie Novak, and Lloyd Von Essen; and daughter in law, Suzanne Gauthier. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 12 PM at Grace Lutheran Church 239 E North St, Hastings, MI 49058 with Pastor Ken Scheck officiating. The service will be recorded and available for viewing on the Church website https://grace-hastings.org/. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church in Lois' name. Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.

 

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