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Lois Ada (Mensching) Cherry

August 11, 1939 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Lois Cherry Obituary

The peaceful death of Mrs. Lois Ada Cherry (nee Mensching), 84 years, of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan occurred on Saturday, December 23, 2023.  Lois was born on August 11, 1939 to Elmer and Elsie (nee Prange) Mensching at Lanigan.  She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Lanigan.  Being a family of all daughters, Lois was the one who helped her dad on the farm during those years.  Lois married Maurice Phillips in 1956 and they raised their 3 children while living in Davidson and then Saskatoon.  She remarried to Arnold Cherry in 1971; becoming the parents of a blended family in Thompson, MB.  Here she learned how to sew and became a marvelous seamstress over the years.  She also became a very accomplished baker.  In 1973 they moved to Fillmore, SK where they owned and operated the hotel and then the hardware store.  Along with Arnold they were active members in the community and Church.  They enjoyed getting together with family and friends, visiting, and playing cards.  Lois worked as a dietary cook in the Fillmore Hospital and then became a Home Health Aide until her retirement.  Following Arnold’s death, Lois moved in 2011 to The Carlton in Lanigan where she was able to spend more time with her daughter and her sisters.  Needing more care, she moved to Central Parkland Lodge in 2018.  Lois will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children:  Diane (Jim) Bloomer, Donald “Bim” Cherry, Denise (Gary) Neudorf, Debora (Brian) Chalmers, Pamela (Pat) Pick, Kimberly (Marilyn) Phillips, Patricia (Shawn) Gower; 23 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; five sisters:  Marjorie Wildeman, Dianne (Terry) Paproski, Irene (Donald) Gunther, Nola (Ron) Koberinski and Lilia Wolter; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Lois was predeceased by her parents Elmer and Elsie Mensching; first husband Maurice Phillips; second husband Arnold Cherry; and brother-in-law Daniel Wildeman.  The Funeral Service for Lois was held on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, officiated by Pastor George Hind.  Interment will follow at a later date in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Lois’s memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.  

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Funeral Service
December 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
69 Bantry Street
Lanigan, SK S0K 2M0


Trinity Lutheran Church
69 Bantry Street, Lanigan SK S0K 2M0
Tel: 1-306-365-2820


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