Lois Hietpas

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MIDDLETON/APPLETON–Lois Hietpas died peacefully on March 25, 2019 in Appleton, WI at age 84. 

She was born on August 13, 1934, and grew up in Kimberly, WI. She graduated from Kimberly H.S and soon began office work at Kimberly Clark. She married Claude Hietpas of Little Chute, WI in 1956. Lois and Claude lived in Milwaukee for five years, then moved to the Madison-Cross Plains area where they raised four daughters. As the family grew, they were overjoyed to welcome four grandchildren.

After many happy years together, Lois’s husband died in 1993. She continued to devote herself to family, her work managing a convenience store in Middleton, outings with dear friends, and her church. Almost 50 years after settling her family in Cross Plains, Lois moved back to the Fox Valley and enjoyed being near her sister and many relatives.

She loved to bowl, bike, knit, do puzzles, attend Badger games, go to band concerts, and play cards at the senior center. She made frequent road trips to see her grandkids or spend the weekend at a daughter’s home. She was active in church life and enjoyed lasting friendships from congregations in Appleton and Madison.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Eva (Hock) Vandenberg, husband, Claude Hietpas, daughters, Kim and Robyn, as well as relatives from her husband’s large family. 

She is survived by daughters, Claudia and Dawn (Brian), four grandchildren, and sister, Marilyn Kuehl (Orlie). 

A memorial service will be held from 3:30-4 p.m. on April 13, 2019 at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, WI. There will be visitation from 2 p.m. until.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Lois Hietpas Memorial ℅Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, WI 54911. These gifts will support the senior centers in the Middleton and Appleton communities.

Full obituary available at www.WichmannFargo.com

 

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