SPIRIT?LAKE - Lois Jean Fuss the daughter of William and Etta (Reed) Clark was born Oct. 15, 1925 in Estherville. She died on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville at the age of 87.
She received her education in Estherville schools graduating from Estherville High School. She attended Estherville Junior College for one year.
On Dec. 6, 1946, she was united in marriage to W. Curtis Dunlavey in Estherville. The couple lived in Phoenix, Ariz., Kansas City, Mo., Cedar Rapids and moved back to Estherville in January of 1967. Lois owned and operated Dunlavey Insurance Agency for many years. Curt died in 1981. On Feb. 27, 1988, she was united in marriage to Frank Fuss Jr. in Lincoln, Nebraska. Frank and Lois continued to live in Estherville until January of 1995, when they moved into a home they built on Big Spirit Lake. Frank died in 2007.
Lois served on the board of directors of Farmer's Casuality Insurance Company, serving as first female elected to this board.
Left to cherish Lois' memory are her sister, Kathryn Clark Mustard of Longmont, Colo.; step-daughter, Becky Petersen and her husband, Roger of Graettinger; nieces, Kristyn Mitchell and her husband, Charles of Erie, Colo.; Jennifer Wynne and her husband, John of Keller, Texas; great nephews and niece, Jake Barton; Jace Barton; Meredith Mitchell and Matthew Mitchell and Frank's children, Anne Bothe; Jane Piper; Michelle Fuss and Bill Fuss and their families.
She has been preceded in death by her husbands, parents, and great nephew, Cameron Mitchell.
Private graveside rites will be held at a later date.