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Lois Ann (Rothgarn) Laqua

Lois Ann (Rothgarn) Laqua

The funeral mass for Lois Ann (Rothgarn) Laqua will be at 11:00 am, Friday, October 6, 2017, at St. Marys of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake City, MN.

Mrs. Laqua, age 86, of Lake City, MN., died Sunday, October 1, after a short stay at the Lake City Care Center.

Lois was born July 22, 1931, in Lake City, MN., to Ervin and Viola ( Goldie) Rothgarn. She grew up in the Lake City area, married Emery Laqua on November 26, 1947. They farmed and lived in the Goodhue area until 1997 when they moved to Lake City. Lois worked at the Red Wing Shoe Company for 18 yrs, retiring in 1992. She and Emery enjoyed their winters in Arizona.

Lois is survived by two sons Ronald ( Jane) of Ladson, South Carolina and Charles ( Bonnie) of Andover, MN.; two daughters Patricia ( Duane) Stemmann of Red Wing, MN., and Marilyn ( Jeff) Hanson of Rochester, MN., 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild; two sisters June Liljevall of Lake City, MN., Mary Lou Rocha of Durham, North Carolina and Richard Rothgarn of Ilion, New York.

She was by preceded in death by her husband Emery, her parents and 6 brothers.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-7pm, at St Marys Catholic Church and one hour before the service. Memorials preferred to Mayo Clinic Hospice, Lake City Care Center or the donor's choice.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Minnesota and family.