Lois Schmidt Bergenstock

MILTON — Lois Schmidt Bergenstock, 88, of Wilson Circle, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1924, a daughter of the late Dr. Frank and Margaret (Birtciel) Schmidt.

Lois was married in 1946 to Paul Varano, who preceded her in death in 1965. In 1975, she married E. Fred Bergenstock who survives.

Lois was a 1943 graduate of Shaker Heights High School and a 1946 graduate of Findlay University, both in Ohio.

She worked as a caseworker in Northumberland County, retiring in 1985.

She was a former member of the First Church of God, Mount Carmel.

She enjoyed cross-stitching, traveling and spending winters in North Carolina. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Fred, are a daughter and son-in-law, David and Jane Varano, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Kevin Baum, of Spring Grove; a sister, Shirley Sullivan, of Salisbury, Md.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her first husband, Paul, she was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Wahlstrom.

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BERGENSTOCK — Lois Schmidt Bergenstock, 88, of Wilson Circle, Milton. A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Shaw Funeral Home, Milton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lois' name can be made to Meals on Wheels c/o Riverwoods, 3201 River Road, Lewisburg 17837, or to Spring Grove Scholarship Foundation, Box 66, Spring Grove 17362.

Published in The News Item on Jan. 26, 2013