Date of Birth: July 24, 1929
Date of Death: January 23, 2023
OBITUARY FOR LOIS N. HUNT Lois Norine (Fairbanks) Hunt of Fergus Falls, MN / Sun City, AZ died Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Woodmark of Sun City, Sun City, AZ, Lois (Loie) was born on July 24, 1929 in Vergas, MN, the youngest of 5 children, to Loyal C. and Olga (Fick) Fairbanks. Lois' family, including her siblings, (who have preceded her in death, Gladyce Greenlee, Elaine Parkhill, Norm Fairbanks and Lorna Johnson), lived in the Vergas-Frazee area until 1935, when they moved to Fergus Falls. Lois graduated from the Fergus Falls High School in 1947. She then moved to Minneapolis where she studied and worked until she married C. Murray Hunt, also of Fergus Falls, on December 30, 1950. Murray passed away in December 2013 shortly before their 63rd wedding anniversary. It was true love from the beginning, a real team, especially evident when watching them dance the Lindy together and not missing a beat. Lois worked as a dental assistant, was a Librarian at the Public Library in Fergus Falls, worked at the Fergus Falls National Bank, the Ottertail County Register of Deeds , was a business associate at the Hunt Insurance Agency, and was a Realtor. She was a member and officer of different organizations in Fergus Falls, including Mrs. Jaycees, the Chamber of Commerce, Woman's Church Groups, United Way, Antiquarians, the Heritage Preservation Commission and the Campfire Girls Council. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Fergus Falls, MN and of the United Church of Sun City in Sun City, AZ. Lois collected antique and unusual thimbles. She loved to play bridge (and win), was on a bowling team, belonged to a bird-watching society, loved to read and paint, enjoyed music and performing arts, loved to cook (belonged to two dinner clubs), loved to play golf, and to go camping. She traveled extensively with Murray throughout Alaska, Canada, the US and Mexico with their Airstream Travel Trailer, and also traveled throughout Europe. Lois, while supervising her children on the beach at Ottertail Lake Campground, once saved a drowning boy's life. She had a sparkly, vibrant, confidant and warm personality, good humor and a contagious smile that lit up a room. She increased speed rather than slowed down at a yellow traffic light and drove her golf cart like it was a race car. Laughter and fun often accompanied Loie and she greatly valued family and friends. She was gracious, caring, and a genuine "people person". She had a perfectionist tendency, perseverance, and knew exactly what she wanted. Caretakers at the Woodmark remember her as being very loved, sweet, kind, having beautiful eyes and a wonderful smile. We will miss her dearly. May her memories be a blessing. Lois is survived by her daughter, Darcy (Marc) Ebnoether-Hunt of Obfelden, Switzerland and her son Randy (LuAnn) Hunt of Stillwater, MN.
The family will hold a private ceremony and burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fergus Falls. The Best Funeral Services, Inc. of Peoria AZ is assisting with arrangements.
The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at the Legacy and Woodmark of Sun City for their care and kindness while Lois resided there. The family also extends many thanks to the United Church of Sun City, for their devoted concern and blessings Lois received as a member, and suggests that memorials be directed to United Church of Sun City, 11250 N. 107th Ave. #105, Sun City, Arizona 85351 in remembrance of Lois.
Hi Randy and Darcy so sorry to hear your Mom has passed away. I pretty much grown up at your parents home or at Ottertail Lake. My Mom and Dad Loved your parents and we’ll as I. I am so glad I kept in touch with your Mom over the years I always wanted to see her again.
So sorry to hear about Loie passing, many great memories of supper clubs in Rothsay and our growing up together at the lakes. Our parents were such great friends, examples to us in many ways. Blessings and comfort to you!
Thank you, Darcy, for your call. I was so sorry to hear that your Mom had passed and I offer my sympathy to both you and Randy. Lois was a dear neighbor. She had a quick wit and loved to laugh and she loved her Murray. We were talking one day after he had passed. She looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, “I have lost my sweetheart.” Well, that did it… then we both cried. But now, joyfully, they are together again. My prayers are with you and Randy.
We were in the wonderful class of’47 together. After all of these years the memories still seem so vivid.
So many of us went our separate ways but thoughts always come back to “home”. Blessings to family. Mary Bergerud Haugarth