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Lois Marie Weiske

October 31, 1928 — October 20, 2017

Lois Marie Weiske, age 88, of Ripon, WI, died on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Juliette Manor in Berlin.

Lois was born in Pottsville, PA, the daughter of Paul and Dorothy (Rist) Swalm. She graduated from Pottsville High School in 1947. Lois married Kermit “Doc” Weiske in 1952. They were married 62 years.

Lois was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ripon, a past member of the Ripon Women’s Club and the Study Club. She presented and discussed Impressionism Paintings to students in elementary schools and also taught water color painting to the Accelerated Art Students in high school. Lois enjoyed water color painting, golf and her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Jayne Weiske of Santa Fe, NM, three sons, David Weiske of Chicago, IL, and Steven and Michael Weiske both of Ripon, WI; two grandchildren, Morgan and Mason Nellis; sister-in-law, Karlyn (Harold) Robeson of Jacksonville, FL; brother-in-law, Kenneth Weiske of Berlin, WI; one cousin, Jessica Quattrocchi of Pennsylvania. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Swalm and her husband, Doc.

Visitation for Lois will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 430 West Griswold St., Ripon, WI 54971.

Memorial Service for Lois will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 1:30 pm at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ripon. Reverend Clay R. Salmela will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Garden of the Cross Cemetery in Ripon at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for an Accelerated Art Student at Ripon College, Ripon College Annual Fund, P.O. Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971-0248 or

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