Lois Marie Ekstrand
1929 - 2021
BORN
1929
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Drake & Son Funeral Home
5303 North Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Lois Marie Ekstrand, beloved daughter of the late Roy and Florence Ekstrand died July 11, 2021. Lois was born and lived on Chicago's North Side and graduated from North Park Academy and Northwestern University. She taught for 30 years at Avoca West Elementary School in Glenview, Illinois. An avid photographer, she judged for North Shore Camera Club and CACCA. Lois enjoyed attending local theater, the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera. She was a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church. After retirement, she served as a docent at the Chicago Architectural Foundation for fifteen years. Her summers were spent at her beloved cottage in Montague, Michigan where she enjoyed sailing, photographing the scenery and visiting with her many Michigan friends. Visitation Friday, July 23, 2021 10 am until time of service 11 am at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60625. Interment Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago. Donations appreciated to the Lois Ekstrand Scholarship Fund at North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL 60625. For information: 773-561-6874.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 18, 2021.
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Wonderful lady! always with a smile on her face and a warm welcome!
Tom Kurland
July 18, 2021
Ms. Ekstrand was my 3rd grade teacher at Avoca West. I'm 62 but can remember her smile as vividly as I did when I was 8. She was very kind and a big part of my good elementary school experience. Those were happy days. May she rest in peace.
Amy Cohen Prost
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July 18, 2021
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