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Lois Margaret Nienkerk

September 15, 1928 November 10, 2018
Lois Margaret Nienkerk
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Obituary for Lois Margaret Nienkerk

Lois Margaret Nienkerk, age 90, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018, in her home at Woodland Manor in Fairmont, MN.
Lois was born September 15, 1928, on a farm in Larkin Township near Lismore, MN, to William and Irene (Knips) Rust. Lois married Merle Nienkerk on January 1, 1948, in Adrian, MN. She lived her entire married life in Worthington, MN, working as the business manager for Nienkerk Construction, Inc. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Worthington and the Women’s Association.
Surviving are three sons, Monte Nienkerk and wife Kay of Center City, MN; Craig Nienkerk and wife Lori of Worthington, MN; Bryce Nienkerk and wife Kellie of Brandon, SD; three daughters, Dawn Demers of Rapid City, SD; Nyla Ignazzitto and husband Mike of Marietta, GA; Joy Rachuy and husband Kenneth of Fairmont, MN; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, and sister-in-law Marilyn Rust of Fayetteville, AR. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who feel she treated them as one of her own children.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, William and Irene Rust; husband Merle; brother Kenneth Rust; sister Evelyn Hovland; brother-in-law Leo Hovland, and one great grandchild Michael Ravin.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Galen Smith and Pastor Cory Germain officiating. A private family burial will be held in the Worthington Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Lakeview Methodist Health Care Foundation in Fairmont, MN, First Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Fairmont, MN, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Worthington, MN or Mayo Hospice in Fairmont, MN.
Cards can be sent to: The family of Lois Nienkerk c/o Joy Rachuy, 800 Adams Ave., Fairmont, MN 56031.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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5:00 PM 11/14/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/14/2018 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States





1:30 PM 11/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church

230 Clary St
Worthington, MN 56187

Westminster Presbyterian Church
230 Clary St Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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Worthington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nobles St
Worthington, MN 56187

Nobles St Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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