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Obituary ~ Lois Muriel (Hubbard) Walls Fulghum
May 18, 1923 ~ August 30, 2016

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
September 01, 2016

CLEAR LAKE -- Lois Muriel Fulghum, 93, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday Aug. 30, 2016, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.

Celebration of Lois’ life will be 10:30 a.m. Friday Sept. 2, 2016, at Clear Lake Christian Church, 308 Highway 18 West, Clear Lake, Iowa with the Rev. Drew Ritjens officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa. Visitation will be Thursday Sept. 1, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake and then one hour before the service on Friday at the church. Family suggests memorials to Lois Fulghum Memorial Fund.

Lois was born May 18, 1923, to Harry and Violet (Clark) Hubbard in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Having attended country school in Clear Lake and Mason City, Lois graduated from Mason City High School 1941.

Lois married Ralph Walls to which two sons were born, Curtiss R. Walls and Ronald R. Walls. After Ralph’s death Lois married Russell Fulghum in 1978.

Lois worked as a bookkeeper at Burchinal elevator, secretary Cancer Society, worked on the line at UNISYS in Clear Lake. She started the Rural Lakette’s club in 1956 through the Extension Office. She was involved in the AMVETS Auxiliary.

She was a farm wife and enjoyed canning, cooking, sewing, bird watching, raising canaries and her special companion Foxy. Roses were her favorite and she touched many through her kindness by sharing her fragrant roses to brighten their day.

She had a passion for ballroom dancing and she enjoyed watching Lawrence Welk. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother who enjoyed hosting company and sharing her baked goods and coffee. She was a devout member of the Clear Lake Christian Church, where she volunteered and demonstrated her strong faith.

Lois is survived by her son, Ronald Walls, Clear Lake, Iowa; six grandchildren, Sarah (Russ) Rollefson, Clear Lake, Iowa, Curtiss (Michelle) Werner, Osceola, Indiana, Kim (Shane) McMaster, Northwood, Iowa, Spencer (Kim) Walls, Wausau, Wisconsin, Jamie Walls, Clive, Iowa and Krystal Walls, Weston, Wisconsin; 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Mary (Jerry) White, Mason City, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Ralph Walls and Russell Fulghum; son, Curtiss Walls; brothers, Eugene Hubbard, Lynn Hubbard; sisters, Marjorie Holmlund, Cecil Long and Pauline Monson.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, IA 50428 641-357-2193 ColonialChapels.com

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2017

 

 

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