Lois Seitz – wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and card player-extraordinaire - passed into the arms of the Lord on Sunday evening, December18, 2016, at the refined age of 95.
Lois Buckman was born in Caldwell, Idaho on March 27, 1921, but always claimed roots in North Dakota, where she moved at age 4. Lois lived in Grassy Butte, Killdeer and Werner where she milked cows, rode a horse to and from school and even made her own 8th grade graduation dress (facts she never hesitated to share with complaining grandchildren!). She graduated from Mandan High School in 1939.
On June 21, 1942, Lois married Frank Seitz at Grace Lutheran Church in Missoula. Shortly thereafter, Frank joined the US Army and Lois followed him to Utah and California where she worked as a stenographer at Camp Stoneman. Following the birth of their son, Charles in 1945, Lois and Frank returned to Missoula and welcomed a daughter, Faye, in 1948. Frank spent his career at Northern Pacific Railroad while Lois, who always had a keen eye for numbers, worked as a checker at Johnson’s Grocery on 14th and then at Safeway for 21 years. Lois retired from Safeway in 1983 to travel and spend time with family. Even into her 80's, Lois remained involved with Lutheran Ladies' Guild, Fiddler's Wives Group, and Missoula's Senior Center.
Those who knew Lois will remember her intelligence, her bright smile, her unexpected sense of humor, and, above all else, her love for Jesus and for her family. Lois enjoyed watching Jeopardy, going bowling, playing card games, and listening and dancing to country music. She was especially fond of fiddle music and loved to attend the many musical performances of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lois is survived by her son Charles Seitz and wife Beth (Missoula), daughter Faye Seitz (Missoula), seven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and a wonderful network of extended family and friends.
Viewing (3-4pm) and funeral services (4pm) will take place on Friday, December 23rd at First Lutheran Church on South Avenue West. Should friends desire, contributions in Lois’ name may be sent to First Lutheran Church at 2808 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59804.
Condolences for Lois’ family may be sent to www.sunsetfuneralhomecemetery.com