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Lois M. Morris

Lois Mae (Severtson) Morris, of Sioux Falls, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Lennox Good Samaritan Center in Lennox, SD. She was born May 10, 1927 in Sioux Falls to Peter O. & Nelia (Iverson) Severtson. In the spring of 1939, her family moved to the family farm near Hills, MN which was homesteaded by her grandfather, Ole Severtson. She attended a one room rural school house for two years before attending the high school in Hills for the next two years. In 1945, she graduated from Washington Senior High School in Sioux Falls. She then worked as a stenographer at Sioux Falls Paint & Glass Company. Lois met her future husband, Lloyd Kenneth Morris, through mutual friends at the Arkota Ballroom. Lois married Lloyd, a South Dakota Air Guard member, on June 8, 1952 at her parents' farm near Hills, MN. The couple raised their family and lived in their Sioux Falls home on West 9th Street for the next 50 years. Lloyd & Lois were members of First Lutheran Church where Lois was a member of a circle and the women's group. Lois was also a scout leader when her children were active members. After Lloyd retired in 1977, the couple enjoyed spending the winter months as "snowbirds" in Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Lois is survived by her brother, Virgil (Alice) Severtson, Pipestone, MN; two sons: Larry (Linda) Morris, Sioux Falls, Myron Morris, Sioux Falls; one daughter: Renae (Jon) Koser, Saint Louis Park MN; three grandchildren: Mike (Kelly), Katie, and Emily Morris, Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, as well as her husband's five siblings and their spouses. In lieu of flower, memorials are preferred to Alzheimer's Association or the donor's favorite charity. Visitation will be on Tuesday, 4PM to 8PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, 2PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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