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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Lois E. Balcer
July 14, 1935 - April 11, 2018

Place of Birth: Wolf Point, Montana
Residence: Billings, MT formerly of SIdney, MT
Age: 82

Lois was born on July 14, 1935, in Wolf Point, MT, the daughter of John and Myrtle (Torrison) Warmbrod. She attended country school with her brothers and graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1953. She attended Montana State College at Bozeman majoring in accounting. It was there she met Thomas “Tom” Balcer. They were married on September 21, 1957, in Wolf Point. Lois gave up finishing college to become a wife and mother. They welcomed four children into their lives: Merilyn, Mike, Josie, and Patty. In 1963, they moved to Sidney, MT, where Lois remained for the next 40 years raising children, selling concessions during swim meets, running for city alderman, serving on the city/county planning board, playing bridge, throwing darts for the Elks Lodge Team, bowling, hosting Wednesday lunches for the grandkids and their friends, raising a beautiful garden year after year, and canning the best pickles in the county. She was a veteran DIYer, reupholstering furniture, refinishing trunks, building dollhouses and sewing dresses for her granddaughters. She loved to travel in her retirement years and took many of her grandkids to Vegas for their 21st birthdays. As her children entered school, Lois began working campaigns at Holly Sugar; first in the accounting office, then lab, and finally payroll clerk and bookkeeper ultimately retiring in 1992. Tom passed away in 1991 and Lois never remarried.
Lois continued to enjoy summers at Fort Peck Lake in a cabin she and Tom built by hand in 1967. There she taught two generations to play canasta, waterski, fish, and enjoy life.
Lois died on Wednesday evening, April 11, 2018, at the St. John’s Lutheran Home, Billings, MT.
She is survived by: her son, Michael (Lori) Balcer, Shepherd, MT; her 3 daughters, Merilyn (Steve) Douglass, Garden City, KS, Josie (Kent) Meek, Troutville, VA, and Patty (Al) Whitford, Sidney, MT; her 9 grandchildren, and 18 Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband-Tom, sister-Jean Warmbrod; brothers-Leland Warmbrod and Jack Warmbrod.

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Pam and Rockie Taylor (Sidney, MT)
Apr 12, 2018
Patty and family we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Hugs and prayers. Rockie and Pam
Angie Thompson (Billings, MT)
Apr 14, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thank you for letting me help take care of Lois. I will cherish the time and stories we shared with one another over the past 5 Years +. She was a special lady. I will miss her dearly. She has the best family anyone could ask for. God bless you all!
Iona Arthur Cridland (MENIFEE, CA)
Apr 14, 2018
Blessings to all of the family. I know she will be missed. Hugs from a shirt -tail relative. 34752
Lisa Tihista
Apr 14, 2018
Josie & Family, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Your mom was such a pretty lady & always so nice. Big hugs to you all and prayers for the days to come.
Linda Hernandez (Sidney)
Apr 15, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless
Violet Tharp
Apr 15, 2018
My thoughts and prayers to the family. Met Lois and Tom when we came in '69. Good people to be with in raising my children.
Judy Jensen
Apr 15, 2018
Patty, Merilyn and family..... my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you and all who loved her....
Tracy Denowh
Apr 15, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. I got to know Lois years ago at Thursday night bowling league and I just have to say...she was always sincere, genuine and i loved her smile. She will surely be missed. I'm so sorry.
Bernie Adams (Helena, MT)
Apr 16, 2018
Merilyn and family. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today.
Sharon and Jim Nelson (Billings, Montana)
Apr 16, 2018
Family of Lois, our sympathy in the loss of your dear Mother. I have fond memories of her from work and Jim from living next door to her and your dad.
Kathy Smith-Abel
Apr 16, 2018
Josie, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky Frison Heinle (Park City, MT)
Apr 17, 2018
So sorry to hear this, sending hugs and prayers for all of my old neighbors.

Lindsey Balcer Kron (Tucson, Az)
Apr 19, 2018
My thoughts are with all of you that Aunt Lois touched. I didn't know her very well, but from what I remember of her and Uncle Tom, you were very lucky to have them in your lives. Much love and best wishes being sent.
Anita Rehbein (Loveland, CO)
Apr 20, 2018
Josie, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember going to your house and she was always so nice. didn't she have the girl scouts too. I thought you and I were in her girl scouts together. Hugs and Prayers to you and your Family
Ed & Toni Eberling (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
Apr 22, 2018
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. We just read about her passing in the Herald. We have so many fond memories of you as neighbors, watching you all grow up and, of course the Lake. Love, hugs and prayers to all of you.
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