Life Story / Obituary
Lois Jean Hall, age 94, died on January 28th 2018, in her home in Traverse City, Michigan.
Lois was born on October 5th, 1923, in Detroit, MI, to Chester and Nettie (Buzza) Peterson formerly of Negaunee, MI. Lois and her two sisters grew up in Detroit.
Lois met Norbert Hall of Escanaba, MI, who was employed by the Defense Department in Chicago when both were radio-telegraphers near the start of WWII. Lois would marry Sgt. Norbert K. Hall on August 7, 1943. The couple made their home in the Detroit area after the war and had five children before moving to Johnstown, Pa. In 1968.
Lois took great pride in her employment in a newly created field as a Tumor Registrar at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, PA. After her husband died, Lois and her son Matthew moved to Traverse City, MI. to continue her career as a Tumor Registrar at the Munson Medical Center where she received recognition for her service in her field when she retired. The recognition of Lois as a Munson retiree by employees at Munson when she had to return as a patient was always special and encouraging to her.
Lois is survived by three of her children: Lauren, Douglas (Mary) and Mark (Bobbie), five grandchildren, Danielle (Paul), Patrick, Peter, Michael (Jane) and Jenna (Ryan) and four great-grand-children, Danielle’s daughters Julia, Keira and Vivienne and Michael and Jane’s daughter Madeleine. Lois is also survived by 3 nieces and 3 nephews, Sharon, Julie, Jayne, Martin, James and Roger.
Lois enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, attending graduations, trips and visits as well as their cards, letters and calls.
Special friendships were bonded by Lois during her lifetime in Detroit, Johnstown and Traverse City and she appreciated each as they kept in touch over many years.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Nettie Peterson, her husband Norb, son Matthew, daughter Jean, grand-daughter Maggie, brother Earl Peterson, sisters Helen Rodger, Virginia Prieskorn and their spouses Robert S. Rodger and Alfred Prieskorn.
The Family would like to thank the friends, neighbors and especially the Jim Nurnberger family who, with others, helped Lois remain as independent as she could be living in her home, which she cherished so much.
Cremation has taken place, Lois requested that no public service be held and she will be buried later in Johnstown, Pa. where her husband and two children are buried. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guest book and share your thoughts and memories with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.