Lois Theresa Konst, 94, formerly of Huron, died Thursday June 23, 2022, at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls. A funeral mass will be held in Huron at 10 AM on Thursday, July 7th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church followed by a grave side Rite of Interment at St. Martin Cemetery.
Lois was born Sept. 20, 1927, on a farm in Hand Co., SD to Herman and Helen (Zens) Schaefers. She graduated from Polo High School in 1945 and St. Mary’s Nursing School in Pierre in 1948 while being in the US Army Cadet Nurse Corp Aug. ’45 – Aug. ’48.
Lois married Paul Konst June 1, 1949, in Polo, SD. She worked for many years as an RN while raising a family of nine children. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Catholic Nurses Association, was involved with girl and cub scouts, a RSVP and St. Francis Shop volunteer, and worked for years as an Election Judge. Her interest included flowers, card playing and genealogy. She spent years gathering much family information and history for her authoring of "Cousins by the Dozens", a family history.
She is survived by her children, Joseph (Mary) of The Villages, FL, James (Sheri) of Katy, TX, Michael (Ronda) of Meridian, ID, Patricia (Rick) Dvorak of Gladwin, MI, Lyle (Danita) of Rapid City, SD, Paula (Dan) Pengilly of Inkster, ND, Anthony (Becky) of Chandler, AZ, Kenneth (Vickie) of Midland, MI, and Kathleen (Jeff) Kersting of Doha, Qatar. She is survived also by her brother Raymond Schaefers, and sisters Doris Grieshaber, Monica Tielke, Maxine Holm, Connie Adams, Barbara Coyle, Ramona Fries, Sandra Alexander and 17 grandchildren plus 7 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul in 2004, brother Ambrose Schaefers, sisters Phyllis Lammers, Joan Schiedel, and grandson Timothy Konst.