Lois E. Schrotberger, age 95, of Litchfield died on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday September 6th at the Church of St. Philip with a parish prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at a later date in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Lois Evelyn Petersen, the daughter of Chris and Hazel (Lyons) Petersen, was born on August 29, 1922 in Fairmont, MN. She grew up in various places including rural Truman, Sleepy Eye and Madelia. She graduated from Comfrey High School in 1940. On November 6, 1944, she was united in marriage to Harold Schrotberger. They moved to Litchfield in 1965 where she was a member of the Church of St. Philip. She was a devout Catholic and not afraid to tell people it was the only true religion. But, it didn’t matter what religion you are as long as you worshiped and believed in God. Lois enjoyed crocheting, putting puzzles together and traveling. Failing eye sight limited her to listening to books on tape, EWTN (the Catholic Channel) and talking about her younger years. She also enjoyed being with her family and friends.
She is survived by her children Patricia Dicken of Franklin, IN, Michael Schrotberger of Cokato, Gary (Sue) Schrotberger of Litchfield , June (Tim) Wiberg of Brooklyn Park; 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Agnes Williamson of Fairmont, sister-in-law Betty Petersen and special friend Fran Tintes. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, daughter Mary Hentges son David Schrotberger, brothers Donald Petersen and Gordon Petersen; daughter-in-law Karen Schrotberger and son-in-law Donald Dicken.