May 3, 2019

Lois V. (Jensen) Hoefs, 93, of Litchfield passed away May 3 at Grace Living Community of GlenOaks in New London. The funeral service was Wednesday, May 8, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo. Officiating was the Rev. Paulus Pilgrim. Organist was Sharon Barton. Soloist was Roger Klinghagen performing “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Wings Of A Dove.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Honorary casket bearers were Tammy Perez, Tabitha Alberghetti, Tanja Glaser and Shawna Zwetzig. Casket bearers were Tim Jensen, Aaron Jensen, Shane Weckwerth, Shara Weckwerth, Wade Messner and Amy Pederson.

Lois Viola Hoefs was born April 18, 1926, at home in Mandt Township. She was the daughter of Casper and Inga (Pederson) Christenson. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her Lutheran faith as a youth, both at Jevnaker Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Lois received her education in Benson and was a graduate of the Benson High School Class of 1943.

On Sept. 9, 1945, Lois was united in marriage to Milton Jensen in Mandt Township. This marriage was blessed with five children, Stanley, Marvin, Kathryne, Susan and Betty. Lois and Milton resided in Montevideo. They shared 35 years of marriage until the passing of Milton March 1, 1981.

On June 23, 1984, Lois was united in marriage to Alfred “Pete” Hoefs in Rosewood Township. Lois and Alfred resided in Cedar Mills. They shared 28 years of marriage until the passing of Alfred on Oct. 25, 2012.

Lois was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She proudly helped on the family farm. Lois was also employed at Control Data in Montevideo for four years. Lois and Pete thoroughly enjoyed selling Christmas trees in Cedar Mills. She was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

She enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles, bowling and playing cards. She also enjoyed embroidering, sewing club, quilting and crocheting. Lois liked watching all Minnesota sports teams. She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren play at their sporting events. She cherished her time spent with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.

Blessed be her memory.

Lois is survived by her children, Marvin Jensen and his wife Gayle of Montevideo, Kathryne Weckwerth and her husband Neal of Cottonwood and Betty Passmore and her husband Geno of Paynesville; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Ione Noble of Montevideo; brother Milfred “Bud” Christenson and his wife Ruth of Ashland, Nebraska; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Milton Jensen; second husband Alfred “Pete” Hoefs; son Stanley Jensen; daughter Susan Klander and her husband Roger; granddaughter Shar Rae Weckwerth; five brothers; and four sisters.

Arrangements by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guestbook available at

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