ROCKFORD – Lois Puls, 85, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, surrounded by her husband and children.
Born May 6, 1927, in Rockford, Lois was the daughter of Lyle Steward and Alice (McCray) and was the oldest of eight siblings. She was a graduate of Rockford East High School in the Class of 1945. Lois married her loving husband, Jim, on Feb. 5, 1955, and lived most of her adult life in Dubuque, Iowa, and Dundee, but returned to Rockford in 2000. Lois was a longstanding member of Brooke Road United Methodist Church.
She is survived by husband, Jim Puls; four sisters, Carol (Ray) Scribner, Lyla Flynn, Andrea (Lou) Giamalva and Norma Huntly; her three children, Mike (Dianne) Puls, Lowell (Donna) Puls and John (Sheila) Puls; her seven grandchildren, Garrett, Jeremy, Bryan (Wendy), Dan (Rachel), Leah (Heath) Suthers, Tyler and Katie; and six great-grandchildren, Jackson and Jolie Puls, and Brianna, Drew, Callie and Gavyn Suthers.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Leo Steward; and two sisters, Ruth Kiser and Eunice Harris.
Our very special thanks go to Edison Lim, M.D., Norman Rosario, R.N., and all the staff at OSF Hospital for giving Lois exceptional care.
The funeral service will be at noon Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Brooke Road United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Road, Rockford, with Pastor Christopher Druce Jones officiating. Delayed burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. before the service in the church.
Please direct memorials to Brooke Road United Methodist Church, Rockford, IL 61108.
To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd.