Lois Mae (Heiderscheidt) Filzen, age 80, of Sauk Centre, formerly of Litchfield, MN died Friday, November 27, 2020 at Fairway Pines assisted living center in Sauk Centre, MN. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, December 5th, at 10:30am at The Church of St. Philip in Litchfield, MN. Visitation will begin at 9:30am at The Church of St. Philip. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. The funeral Mass will be live-streamed starting at 10:30am and can be found on her obituary page at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home (www.johnsonhagglund.com).
Lois Mae (Heiderscheidt) Filzen was the eldest daughter of Nicholas and Helen (Landkammer) Heiderscheidt. Raised in Morgan, MN and Sleepy Eye, MN with 13 siblings. Lois met the love of her life, Jim Filzen, and they were united in marriage May 2, 1959. Lois was a devoted mother, wife and homemaker of 7 children. Lois took joy and solace in trusting in the Almighty Lord God and what His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, did on the cross of Calvary. Lois was a member of the CCW and volunteered at many church functions. She loved to donate bushels of fresh vegetables from her and Jim's large garden every summer. Lois loved to clean and would get up early to scrub the kitchen floor, make a pot of coffee, and listen to the radio for news, polka music, and Paul Harvey.
Lois is survived by her children: Mary Filzen of St. Joseph, MN, Jane (Ralph) Bornhoeft, of Green Oaks, IL, Joseph (Carmen) of Arlington, VA, Theresa (Richard) Neddermeyer of Buffalo, MN, Catherine (Erik) Rivers of Sauk Centre, MN, JoAnn Filzen, of Alexandria, VA, and Judy Filzen, of St. Joseph, MN, and 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Lois is survived by her siblings, Lawrence (Diane) Heiderscheidt, Lorrayne Carlson (Rich Schafer), Leonard (Marcia) Heiderscheidt, Lowell (Gail) Heiderscheidt, Leo Heiderscheidt, Leona Heiderscheidt, Lyle (Diane) Heiderscheidt, Lenus (Ginger) Heiderscheidt, LeAnn (Taylore)(Michael) Duckett. Lynette (Grant) Jensen, and LaMonte (Christine) Heiderscheidt. Also survived by sister-in-law Debbie Heiderscheidt and brother-in-law, Richard (Mary Ann) Filzen, and many nieces and nephews. Lois is preceded in death by her husband, Jim, her parents, Nicholas and Helen Heiderscheidt, her brother Laverne Heiderscheidt, and her sister LaDonna Helget and husband, Leon.
Donations can be made in honor of Lois Filzen, to the Meeker County Food Shelf or Options for Women in Sauk Centre.