In loving memory of

Lois Margaret Fry
February 27, 1934 - August 8, 2020

Lois Margaret Fry, 86, of Eyota, MN (formerly of Rochester) passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Rochester Methodist Hospital after a short battle with cancer.

She was born on February 27, 1934 in Rochester, MN the daughter of Elmer and Florence Folkert. She attended school in Rochester. She married Bill Johnke in 1955 and later divorced in 1971. She attended Cosmetology school in 1971 and worked at the Fashion Air Salon. She married Donald Fry on May 17, 1975 and lived in Rochester and Eyota. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, going to casinos, and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband, Don; daughter, Kristina (Johnke) Hofmeister of Rochester; stepsons, David, Donald, Stanley and Sheldon of Iowa; brother, Warren "Bud" (Audrey) Folkert of Rochester; grandchildren, Jamie Hofmeister of Plymouth, MN, Jeremy (Nicole) Hofmeister of Rochester; great grandchildren, Kaylie, Jocelyn, and Caeden.

A Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN. A reception/visitation will follow the service at Ranfranz and Vine Remembrance and Reception Centre.

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Kristina Hofmeister wrote on Aug 16, 2020:

"I Will be missing my mother. She was there every day of my life with phone calls and listened to me through all my ups and downs. We had so much fun plying bingo together and got a big kick out of me getting so upset that she had so much luck and would yell bingo far more often me. We will miss her wonderful cooking on the holidays and all the wonderful crocheted blankets that she did for her whole family. I loved her very much and will miss her every day. Love Kris Hofmeister"

Peggi Sawyer wrote on Aug 15, 2020:

"I am sorry to hear of Lois? passing. She and my mother, Lois Rosecke, were once very close friends. I thought fondly of her! Condolences to the family. Peggi Rosecke-Sawyer "

Audrey Folkert wrote on Aug 15, 2020:

"We will be missing our "fun" loving sister/sister-in-law who we loved playing cards with and trying to beat those hubbies of ours. Have many, many memories of fun times together. She will be missed dearly. Love ...Bro. Bud and sis-in-law Audrey"