Funeral Services for Lois Slizoski, age 83 of Ewing, were at 10:30 am Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ewing, with Father James Kramper, Officiating. Music was provided by Nancy Harpster, Organist and Doug Wright, Soloist. Burial was in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Ewing, NE. Pallbearers were John Anson, Colby Ritz, Seth Anson, Justin Ritz, Dustin Wright, Michael Koenig, Gene Schwager, Larry Kaczor, and Pat Pofahl. Honorary Pallbearers were Granddaughters and Great Granddaughters. Visitation was from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 with a 6:00 p.m. Wake Service at Snider Memorial Funeral Home, Clearwater, Nebraska. Lois passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill, NE. Arrangements are being conducted by Snider Memorial Funeral Home of Clearwater. Lois Marie Slizoski was born on November 20, 1929 to John and Daisy (Sholes) Hawk on a farm near Ewing Nebraska. She attended school in Ewing and graduated from high school there with the class of 1947. After graduation she taught grade school for one year near Ewing. Lois then moved to Omaha where she worked at a packing house. On February 18, 1950 she was united in marriage to John Slizoski at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ewing. The couple continued to live in Omaha for a short time before returning to the Ewing area. They farmed and ranched in a few different places near Ewing before settling on the "Slizoski" farm southwest of Ewing in 1971. John and Lois farmed, operated a dairy farm, and raised livestock there for many years. Lois worked hard on the farm and her whole life was dedicated to making a living and raising her "girls". She did enjoy painting, putting puzzles together, and playing cards in her free time. Lois suffered from macular eye degeneration and as she grew older she could no longer see good enough to do the things she enjoyed in life. Talking to her family and friends on the phone and listening to KBRX radio became very important to her. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Lois is survived by her 5 girls: Cindy and husband Chuck Ritz of Comstock, NE, Frances Anson of Ewing, NE, Susan Wright of Ewing, NE, Rita and husband Terry Anson of Ewing, NE, and Gina and husband Kevin Koenig of Ewing, NE. 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Brothers: Marvin and wife Barb Hawk of Orchard, NE and Jim Hawk of Hastings, NE. Sister Sharon and husband Arnold Frahm of Norfolk, NE and close friends Lynda Puls, Cheryl Thramer, Lynda Fry, Mary Ann Biddlecome, Maxine Koenig and Father Kramper.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John , Sister Shirley Mori, Brothers Vearl, Gail, and Jack Hawk.