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Lois A. Bayliss

Lois A. Bayliss

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IRON HUB — Lois Ann (Erickson) Bayliss, of Iron Hub, died on Feb. 9, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Hibbing, Minn., to Arnold and Josephine (Koslucher) Erickson. Raised in Little Swan, she attended school in Hibbing, graduating from Hibbing High School in 1952 and went on to attend St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Duluth. She married Roger Bayliss and they raised their family of eight children in the Aitkin area. She worked as a nurse, a seamstress, a private housekeeper, and was employed prior to her retirement, at the Aitkin Community Hospital in Aitkin. Lois (Sis) lived her life with enthusiasm for nature, crafting, homemaking, gardening and was full of love for family, friends and liked a good laugh. Lois had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Deerwood.

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She is survived by sisters, Yvonne (Alfred) McComber, of White Bear Lake, and Nancy Jean (Edward) Pajunen, of St. Paul; and brothers, William Erickson, of Hibbing, and Ian Paul Erickson, of Leavenworth, Kan.; and children, Michael (Susan McDonald) Bayliss, of Cook, Candace (Jerry) Ferrier, of Crosby, Mark Bayliss, of Crosby, Mary Bayliss Parker, of Pequot Lakes, Susan (Charles) Berg, of Nisswa, Nanette (Lee) Berg-Stevens, of Hill City; and 42 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, Arnold (“Porky”) and Josephine (“Pep”); her husband, Roger; her son, Joseph Arnold Bayliss; her daughter, Nadine Joy Kittelson; her son-in-law, Jerry Lynn Berg; her grandson, Chad Joseph Berg and; great-grandson, Myles John Schweiberger.

Services will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby. Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Friends may call on Monday two hours prior to the services at the church.

Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

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