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Lois F. Locknar

Published: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 8:28 a.m. CDT

Mrs. Lois F. Locknar, 74, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Morris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center following a couragous battle with cancer with her family by her side.

Born in Chicago, Lois was a long-time Joliet area resident before retiring to Morris 10 years ago.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing, graduating as class president in 1958. She was a lifelong registered nurse, retiring in 2000.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, Raymond Locknar of Morris; two sons, Steve (Ellen) of Bahama, N.C., and Greg (Chris) Locknar of Summerville, S.C.; two daughters, Lori (Don) Mangers of Oswego, Ill., and Janet (Tim) Konicek of Rockford, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Leslie (Derek) Elmer, Ashley Locknar, Breann and Megan Locknar, Dave and Jeffrey (Kate) Zak, Danny Mangers, Rebecca, Erin and Christina Konicek; one great-grandchild, Drayton Elmer; three sisters, Muriel (Ray) Graham of Mundelein, Ill., Carol (Ron) Mazurek of Dunwoody, Ga., and Marilyn (Charlie) Herbig of Coral Springs, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded by her parents, Fred and Irene Mosher, and one sister, Sr. Joan Mosher O.S.F.

Funeral services for Lois F. Locknar will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012,. from the funeral home chapel to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Fr. Ed Howe will officiate.

As it was Lois’ wish, cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral mass.

Visitation from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in Morris.

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. U.S. 6 at Deerpath Dr., Morris, is in charge of arrangements.

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