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Lois Jane Packard

March 30, 1922 — August 9, 2020

Funeral services for Lois Packard, age 98, of Milaca, will be held Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca with Pastor Tim Bauer officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 - 5 PM at Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca. Music will be provided by Diane Billmark and Cheryl Bailey.  Diane and Cheryl, we are eternally grateful to you for all the times you have done music for weddings and funerals. 

Masks will be required at the visitation and funeral service.  Facility capacity limits will be followed at the funeral home and the church

Lois Jane Packard was born March 30, 1922 to Elmer and Laura (Mathison) Helmen in Milaca, Minnesota.  Lois graduated from Milaca High School in 1941, then went to Rockford, Illinois to be trained as a machine operator during World War II.  Her and many other women were given the title of “Rosie the Riveter”.  She was also in healthcare for many years, working at Milaca Elim Home as a Med Tech and CNA.  She worked for the county as a home health tech.  She loved helping others.  She was united in marriage to Donald Delyle Packard on September 1, 1943 at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri, where her husband, Don, was stationed prior to going overseas. 

Lois enjoyed bowling, sewing, vegetable and flower gardening.

Lois passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the Milaca Elim Home at the age of 98 years.

She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Jerry) Fulin of Texas, Donald, Jr. (Lee) of Oregon, Paul (Stella) of Missouri, Daryl (Connie) of Illinois, Gene (Margaret) of Minnesota, Burton (Fern) of Minnesota, Arlys (Conrad) of Minnesota, and Alan of South Carolina; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and brother, Bud, of Saint Paul.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and five brothers.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, August 16, 2020

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home

260 Central Ave S, Milaca, MN 56353

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 17, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

735 2nd St SE, Milaca, MN 56353

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