Lois C. Ellefson, 89, of Vermillion, SD, passed away Sunday, August 5, at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center.
Lois was born September 5, 1928, in Lunds Valley, ND, to Martin and Agnes (Hendrickson) Jacobson. She graduated from Lunds Valley High School and attended college. She began teaching in a country school. She later worked for USD food service for 26 years before retiring.
Lois enjoyed reading, quilting, crocheting, and doing crossword puzzles in her spare time. Most of all she loved spending her time with her children and their families. She had just celebrated an early 90th birthday with her families.
She is survived by her son Earl Ellefson of Gig Harbor, WA, four daughters: Bonnie Radigan of Vermillion, Laurel (Doug) Ashmore of Norfolk, NE, Kelly (Kim) Gilkyson of Vermillion, Tracy (Jeff) Kayl of Greeley, CO, a daughter-in-law Mary (Bruce) of Boise, ID, 12 grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Bruce, an infant daughter Ellen Lupe, an infant grandchild Robert Radigan, an infant great-grandchild Jayden Ellefson, a daughter- in- law Laurene Ellefson and a son-in-law Jeff Radigan.
Private family services will be held at a later date.