MCPHERSON — Lois June Holopirek, 88, of McPherson, Kan. and formerly of Rush Center, Kan., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019, surrounded by family at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, Kan. Lois was a homemaker and custodian at Timken Elementary School in Timken, Kan. Lois was born on July 23, 1930, in La Crosse, Kan., the daughter of Ernest and Zelma (Moore) Hallett. She graduated from La Crosse High School. Lois was united in marriage to Eugene Roland Holopirek on Oct. 14, 1948, in Rush Center, Kan. He preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 2014.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center and the Monday Evening Club in Timken.
Survivors include: her daughter, Sharon Johnson (John) of McPherson, Kan.; granddaughter, Dee Erway-Sherwood (Ryan Sherwood) and three great-grandchildren, Cody, Cole, and Lauren Sherwood, all of McPherson, Kan.; sisters, Norma Kelley of Lawrence, Kan. and Charlotte Peters (Bill Ford) of La Crosse, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Roberta Terry of Quincy, Ill. and Lilah Hallett of Rush Center, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Dotty Kober, Eugene Hallett, and Lloyd “Punk” Hallett.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, Kan. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, at Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center, Kan. Burial will be held in La Crosse Cemetery, La Crosse, Kan. Memorial donations may be given to Rush County Emergency Medical Services in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Stockham Family Funeral Home
205 North Chestnut
McPherson, KS 67460
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 2, 2019