Stoughton- Lois (Benson) Fosdal, age 61, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 8, 2017 following a long illness,. She was born in Stoughton on April 2, 1956, the daughter of Trygve and Lila (Lathrop) Benson. Lois graduated from Stoughton High School in 1974 and from Madison Technical College in 1975 as a Medical Stenographer. Lois worked for Eagle Supermarket and other businesses in Stoughton and Madison before accepting a position as Secretary, Deputy City Clerk/Clerk of Courts in Stoughton, where she worked for 27 years until her retirement in 2013. Lois married Tom Fosdal on August 2, 2003, and moved to Tom's family farm, where she and Tom lived for 14 years. Lois was a camp counselor at Timber-Lee Christian Center, taught Sunday School, and was an Awana leader at church. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and always made everyone feel loved and welcomed. Lois always looked for ways to bless others and had a servant heart. She loved flower gardening, spending time with family and friends, finding treasures at flea markets, and shopping at garage sales. Lois and Tom enjoyed traveling to Norway to visit cousins and spend time in Door County with family. Lois' love language was giving gifts and she frequently sent cards. She is survived by her husband, Tom Fosdal of Stoughton; siblings, Barb (Phil) Peterson of St. Paul, MN, Steve (Lori) Benson of Colorado Springs, CO, and Nancy (Jim) Loehr of Oregon; children, Tanya Fosdal and Frank (Jenny) Fosdal; grandchildren, Savannah and Seth Fosdal; and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Fulton Church, 9209 N. Fulton Street, Fulton, WI. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of services at church on Thursday. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to a luncheon reception at the Stoughton Conservation Club following the burial. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Fulton Church or Agrace HospiceCare Inc. The family wishes to thank the staff of Agrace HospiceCare for all of their wonderful care.
23rd Psalm NIV
A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
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