Lois M. Harrison

Lois M. Harrison, 77, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on May 23, 2024, at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque.

According to her wishes, a private family gathering will be held. Burial will be in East Dubuque Cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, is assisting the family.

Lois was born on July 5, 1946, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Charles and Clarice (Cole) Loso. She graduated from East Dubuque High School in 1964. Lois was united in marriage to the love of her life, Walter “Wally” Harrison, on December 17, 1966, at Wesley Methodist in East Dubuque, Illinois. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and numerous PTA’s at her children’s schools. She also volunteered as a first-aid and CPR trainer for the Red Cross.

Lois worked as an office administrator at Crescent Electric, a sales representative and trainer for Avon, a procedure assistant for Dr. Jay A. Moeller in OB/GYN, a nursery supervisor at Kinderland, and as a sales and customer service trainer at Swiss Colony.

She most enjoyed being with Wally, their children, and grandchildren entertaining, cooking, playing games, and traveling.  Lois was an avid Hawkeye and Packers fan, and also enjoyed time with friends and occasionally went to the area casinos to take her chance on the slot machines.

Lois is survived by her husband Wally, daughter Charlice (Tom) Woodward, son Russell Harrison, grandchildren Rachel (Logan Lines) Woodward and Jake (Emma Powers) Woodward, and nephew Aaron Williams, his children and father.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Clarice, sister Carole Williams, nephew Jeff Williams, and her beloved dogs Chee-Chee and later, Edie.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tauseef Khan at UnityPoint Finley Hospital, Dr. Sinan Simsir of Medical Associates, and the entire Cardiac ICU team at MercyOne Medical Center, including Sarah, Catlin, Dan, and Brad, for all of their outstanding care.

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