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Lois Elaine (Omsberg) McRoberts, 69

Lois Elaine (Omsberg) McRoberts, 69, died Nov. 10 at her home in Hager City, Wis., surrounded by her family.

She was born in Red Wing, Minn., on May 4, 1944. She lived with Roland and Jeannette Nelson in Rural Hager City and attended Ellsworth High School. She married William McRoberts on Oct. 27, 1961, in Bethel Covenant Church. They lived happily in Diamond Bluff for 42 years and, in later years, moved to Hager City.

She worked at the Red Wing Shoe Company for 25 years. She enjoyed her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching old movies on TV and watching wildlife, particularly the birds, squirrels and rabbits. Her family and friends will miss her dearly, and will remember her as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

She is survived by her four children, Debbie (Jeff) Pederson of Bay City, Wis., Tammy (Andy) Levy of Onalaska, Wis., William (Anna) McRoberts of Hager City, and Dawn (Al) McRoberts of Hager City; her mother, Jeannette Nelson; sisters Vicky (Rory) Golden of Lake City, Minn., Alice (Nelson) Bremerton of Hager City, and Gloria (Mike) Nelson of Hager City; brothers Richard (Sandy) Beckman of Tucson, Ariz., Allan Nelson of Hager City, Larry (Kim) Nelson of Hager City, and Dale (Holly) Nelson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Tisha (Darin) Krig, Mandy Siepelmeyer, Jessica (Rich) Hoeschen, Emily (Josh) Arneson, William (Cassie) McRoberts, Toni Daffinson, Devin Pederson, Matt (Jessica) McRoberts, Sarah Daffinson, Nate McRoberts, and Kyle McRoberts; seven beautiful great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Carol Omsberg of Comanche, Texas and Marcy (Bud) Boldt of Red Wing; brother-in-law, Bob (Midge) McRoberts of Hager City; as well as several nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband William since May 8, 2007; sister Mary Larson; brother Harold Omsberg; father, Roland Nelson; and grandson, Aaron Siepelmeyer; and nephew and niece, Ryan and Kari Krause.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at Bethel Covenant Church, Ellsworth, with Reverend Dave Hugare officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at church. A private family burial at Trenton Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Arrangements made with the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn chapel.

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