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In Memory of Lois "Cookie" Jordahl


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson, WI

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11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson, WI

Lois M. “Cookie” Jordahl, age 88 of Hudson, passed away on May 13, 2019 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Lois was born on April 18, 1931 in Baldwin, to parents William and Hattie (Boumeester) Fern. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 1949, and was united in marriage to Richard Jordahl on September 26, 1953 at the First Reformed Church in Baldwin. Their union in marriage was blessed with two daughters, and Lois enjoyed the opportunity to provide for her family and take care of them. While raising her own daughters, Lois would babysit for many families and later worked for many years at Lynn Rose Fashions.

Lois truly loved her family and adored all of her grand and great-grandchildren. Her caring nature was present in the homemade cards she sent and the concern she showed toward others, which caused many to refer to her as “Grandma Cookie,” whether she was a relation or not. Lois was fond of baking, and was known to make over 50 batches of sweets every Christmas season. She enjoyed family traditions, flower gardening, taking pictures to assemble photo albums, the annual family spring vacations to Florida, and spending time on Facebook to stay connected with family and friends. For the past 10 years, she was actively involved in fundraising and participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Hudson event. She also loved caring for their dog Simon and taking him for walks in the neighborhood. Lois held a strong christian faith and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hudson.

Lois is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard; children, Christy (Joseph) Simon and Sandy (Greg) Dodge; grandchildren, Rachael (Zach) Miller, Molly (Adam) Hesselroth, and Jennifer Simon; great-grandchildren, Neil and Ingrid Miller; Mallory and Theodore Hesselroth; sister, Jane Jensen; sister-in-law, Georgia Fern; their dog, Simon; and many other beloved family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Eugene Fern, Alma Brummels, and Allen Fern. 

A memorial service to celebrate Lois’ life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21st, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St., Hudson. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society and the First Presbyterian Church.

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    • Christy and Sandy,
      Thoughts and prayers are with you this day.
      May your many beautiful memories lift you in the days to come.
      Deb and Zane

    • Rich, Christy, Sandy & family,
      We wish you all comfort & peace, it is a very sad time for all of you! Cookie will be missed by so many, a wonderful, kind & loving lady. Wish we could be with you all, times like this it is hard to live so far away.
      Love & Hugs,
      Bruce & Janet

    • Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time.l May the sweet memories of your dear loved one and God’s Word bring you comfort in the days ahead as we eagerly await the fulfillment of HIs promises (Isaiah 26:19 and Psalms 37:29).

    • Lois was such a special woman. She was such good friends with my parents and looked after my dad after my mom passed. She and Rich were so kind to me and my kids and always insisted we stop down for cookies when we were at my dad’s house. She was an amazing woman! I am so sorry for your loss,
      Kathryn McGinley Knudson

    • Oh, Mom. I miss you so much already.
      All my love forever and always.
      You have always been my angel but now you have your wings.

    • Dear Sandy & Greg, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She & your dad were so kind to let my mom leave her car at their place when she came up to visit us. My heart goes out to you and your family and I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember her.
      Love, Lois

    • Lois, your wonderful baking, your kind spirit and your conversations will be deeply missed by all of us on our block. We will keep
      An eye out for your dear Rich! You will be missed fine lady…. thank you for being a part of our lives! ❤️
      Tanya, Samantha, Mikayla and Nick Deyo