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Lois Doll, 86, Mandan, passed away peacefully in her home on May 10, 2018.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan. Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.
Lois was born October 27, 1931 in Bismarck to Clare and Ruth (Farrar) Nelson. She was raised and educated in Bismarck, graduating from Bismarck High School and Interstate Business College.
She worked at the telephone company upon graduation and later for the Texas Company during North Dakota’s first oil boom. She worked part time for Morton County Sheriff Department and finished her working career at United Printing.
On April 6, 1953, Lois married George L. Doll in Moorhead, MN. After their honeymoon, they lived in Bismarck. In 1955 they moved to Mandan where they settled and raised their family.
Lois had the gift of gab, but was also a great listener. She had the ability to bring a smile to everyone she met. She remembered everyone’s birthday and anniversary and sent the most beautiful handpicked cards. As soon as the weather allowed, you’d find her outdoors tending her garden, flowers, and working around her beloved farm. She enjoyed her trips to the casinos with her cousins and friends. While she was never a big winner of cash, she always hit the jackpot of fun and good times. If you stopped in on a Sunday, you’d find her watching a broadcasted religion service and she started every day reading “Mornings with Jesus.”
Lois is survived by her two sons, James (Cindy) Doll and Robert (Paulette) Doll, all of Bismarck; one daughter, Nancy (Cordell) Eckroth, Hazen; five grandchildren, Cory (Shawna), Ashley (fiancée Shelby), and Nick Eckroth, Amanda (Kyle) Engelhardt, and David (fiancée Beth) Doll; eight great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Vicki Kuntz; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friend, Joe McCloud.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George, in 2004; a brother and his wife, C. Gene and “Dits” Nelson; and brother-in-law, Delton Doll.