Lois Jean Hall, age 94, died on Jan. 28, 2018 in her home in Traverse City.
Lois was born on Oct. 5, 1923, in Detroit to Chester and Nettie (Buzza) Peterson, formerly of Negaunee. Lois and her two sisters grew up in Detroit.
Lois met Norbert Hall, of Escanaba, who was employed by the Defense Department in Chicago when both were radio telegraphers near the start of World War II. Lois would marry Sgt. Norbert K. Hall on Aug. 7, 1943. The couple made their home in the Detroit area after the war and had five children before moving to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1968.
Lois took great pride in her employment in a newly created field as a tumor registrar at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. After her husband died Lois and her son, Matthew, moved to Traverse City to continue her career as a tumor registrar at Munson Medical Center, where she received recognition for her service in her field when she retired. The recognition Lois received as a Munson retiree by employees at Munson when she had to return as a patient was always special and encouraging to her.
Lois is survived by three of her children, Lauren, Douglas (Mary) and Mark (Bobbie); five grandchildren, Danielle (Paul), Patrick, Peter, Michael (Jane) and Jenna (Ryan); and four great-grandchildren, Danielle's daughters, Julia, Keira and Vivienne, and Michael and Jane's daughter, Madeleine. Lois is also survived by three nieces and three nephews, Sharon, Julie, Jayne, Martin, James and Roger.
Lois enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren attending graduations, trips and visits as well as their cards, letters and calls.
Special friendships were bonded by Lois during her lifetime in Detroit, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Traverse City, and she appreciated each as they kept in touch over many years.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Nettie Peterson; her husband, Norb; son, Matthew; daughter, Jean; granddaughter, Maggie; brother, Earl Peterson; and sisters, Helen Rodger, Virginia Prieskorn and their spouses, Robert S. Rodger and Alfred Prieskorn.
The family would like to thank the friends, neighbors and especially the Jim Nurnberger family who, with others, helped Lois remain as independent as she could be living in her home, which she cherished so much.
Cremation has taken place, Lois requested that no public service be held. She will be buried later in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where her husband and two children are buried.
Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.
Published on February 4, 2018