Lois Jean Komro, 83, of Mondovi, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Eau Claire, surrounded by her family.
She was born on March 1, 1934, in Independence, to Irvin and Vera (Bautch) Back. She grew up there on her family’s farm and graduated from Independence High School in 1952. She was united in marriage to John Willis Komro on Nov. 29, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mondovi. Together, they made their home in Mondovi and welcomed three children. Willis passed away on Sept. 1, 1958. Lois later began her career at Heike Realty and Construction, which lasted for 42 years, three weeks, and 1 ½ hours. After her retirement, she took care calls for the Mondovi Veterinary Service for many years.
She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mondovi. Lois dedicated her life to raising her family. In her own words, “My children have fulfilled my life with their way of life and accomplishments.” She always lived by the motto “life is good.”
Lois is survived by her three children, Jeanne Wind of Tampa, Fla., Roxie (Greg) Glaus of Durand, Dale (Mary) Komro of Holmen; eight grandchildren, Kelly (Dave) Wallerman, Jolee (Jason) Glampe, Paul (Amanda) Glaus, Dave (Sara) Glaus, Travis Braly, Cortney (Josh) Gerving, Lauren (George) Metropulos, Jacob John Willis Komro; 11 great-grandchildren, Bryant, Ashlynn, Allison, Jackson, Devin, Clare, Christian, Landen, Adelyn, Georgia and Josephine; brother, Roger (Marilou) Back of Illinois; sister-in-law, Mrs. Floyd (Arlene) Back of Chippewa Falls; many nieces and nephews; many close and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis; parents; father-in-law, Frank Komro; mother-in-law, Christine (Sig, Sr.) Weiss; son-in-law, Ron Wind; two brothers, Floyd Back and Gaylord (Jeannie) Back; sister-in-law, Gertrude (George) Dekan.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home, Mondovi, with Father Paul Bosco officiating. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be shared at www.kjentvet-smithfuneralhome.com.