Alva Lohse, age 81, formerly of Wendell, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Barrett Care Center, Barrett, MN.

Memorial Service for Alva Lohse will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 3, 2018 at United Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake, MN with Reverend Jean Ohman officiating. Visitation one hour prior at the church.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery Elbow Lake, MN

Alva Yvonne Lohse was born on January 2, 1937 in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, the daughter of Alvin and Edna (Biss) Christopherson. She was baptized in the Missouri Synod Church in Hoffman by Rev. Lohman and confirmed in the United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake by Rev. O.G. Assen. Alva attended the Elbow Lake Public School.

Alva and Ervin Lohse were married on February 27, 1954, in the United Lutheran parsonage in Elbow Lake by Rev. O.G. Assen. After their marriage they lived in Underwood for two years, then the Elbow Lake area until 1973, when they purchased their home by Wendell. Alva worked for the Village of Elbow Lake in the Off-Sale Liquor Store from 1968 to 1979, she then began employment with Cosmos International, where she worked for sixteen years until her retirement in 2000. She was also a homemaker in the home, enjoying cooking and baking. Alva also liked yard work, gardening, card playing and visiting with people, she enjoyed her many friends.

Alva is survived by three sons, Jeffrey (Sharon) Lohse of Littlefield, Texas, Steven Lohse of Moorhead, Minnesota, and Bradley (Jody Gray) Lohse of Louisville, Colorado; grandchildren, Jason, Dawn Marie, Anna, Lucas, Stacey, Shelly; one sister, Carole Formo of Barrett and by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Edna Biss; and husband, Ervin (2012).

Cards can be mailed in c/o Steven Lohse, 3528 7th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560

Memorial services for Alva Y. Lohse are with the Erickson- Smith Funeral Home Elbow Lake, MN

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