Lois C. Kressin, age 87, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Chippewa Manor in Chippewa Falls. She was born August 27, 1927 in the Town of Tilden to Edwin and Helen (Linson) Boettcher. She attended Fairview and Noble Country Schools, graduated after 8th grade. She married Vernon Kressin on June 8, 1949 at Zion Evangelical Church in Chippewa Falls. Lois and her husband, Vernon, owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Tilden for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bloomer, FFA Alumni and Farm Bureau. Lois played the organ at Trinity Lutheran Church for 9 years, hosted over 30 foreign exchange students, and was a 4-H, Girl’s Pioneer and Church Leader for many years. She entered her handmade items in the Bloomer and Northern Wisconsin State Fairs every year since 1939 only missing when the fair was cancelled during WWII and the Polio epidemic. She was named WWIB Farm Wife of the Year and was first runner-up for the State Farm Wife of the Year. Traveling was something that she truly enjoyed, visiting her foreign exchange students in Europe, Farm Tours in 14 different states and a trip which traced the steps of Martin Luther. She enjoyed canning, baking, sewing, knitting, making rugs and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by two daughters: Gwendolyn Swenson of North Branch MN and Paulette Kressin of Tilden; three grandchildren: Karl (Shannon), Kurt (Michelle) and Katherine Swenson; one great-grandchild: Hailey Swenson; one sister: Ruth Sejnoha of Nashwauk MN, nephews, nieces and numerous other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Edwin and Helen Boettcher; her husband: Vernon; son-in-law: James Swenson; brother-in-law: Jarvis Sejnoha.