Lois Marilyn Toupal, age 88, of Renville, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Renville. The Rev. Dennis Labat will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Renville. Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the services at the church in Renville. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Lois Marilyn Toupal was born on October 6, 1929, in Granite Falls, Minnesota to Ory and Lucy (Mercer) Yeager. When Lois was just an infant her mother Lucy passed away, her father later remarried and she was raised by him and her stepmother Eunice. Lois grew up in Granite Falls, attended country school and later Granite Falls High School, graduating in 1937. Following her graduation, Lois worked as a nurse’s aide at the Granite Falls Hospital. Lois was united in marriage to Marvin Toupal on August 14, 1948, in Granite Falls. They lived in New Ulm prior to moving to their farm near Renville. Lois and Marvin farmed and she also worked at the RenVilla Nursing home for many years. Lois was a self-taught accountant and did income taxes for many years. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and active in the Alter and Rosary Society, and she was also an election judge. She enjoyed spending time at the lake fishing, fishing trips to Canada, sewing, cooking, talking politics, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Marvin, her daughters and son: JoAnn (and Brian) Gort of Murdock, Dona (and Joseph) Larkin of Renville, Linda (and Todd) Fostvedt of Granite Falls, Patricia (and Douglas) Carnes of Sacred Heart, Teresa (and Russ) Messner of Gaylord, and John (and Christine) Toupal of Renville; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, her siblings: Beverly (and Bob) Svobodny of Granite Falls, David (and Darlene) Yeager of Granite Falls, John (and Janet) Yeager of Bloomington, and Merna Stolen of Marshall; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son James, her grandson Dustin Messner, and her sister Eleanor Degeest.
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