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Lois E. Gorsage

July 30th, 1932 – January 23rd, 2022

Lois Evelyn Gorsage, age 89 of Lewistown, Illinois, passed away at 5:00 am on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba, Illinois. She was born on July 30, 1932 in Canton, Illinois, the daughter of Harold and Nelda Jo (Smith) Burgard. She married Lawrence Coleman in 1954 in Lewistown. He preceded her in death on November 23, 1968. She later married Donald Gorsage on June 13, 1972 in Lewistown. He also preceded her in death on February 16, 2000.

Lois was also preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Patrick Coleman and Larry Ray Saylor and three brothers, Robert, Lanny and John Burgard.

She is survived by three sons, Terry (and Elizabeth) Coleman of Eureka, Missouri, Donald (and Michelle) Gorsage, Jr. of Canton, Illinois and Robert Gorsage of Lewistown, Illinois, one daughter Patti (and Aaron) Oest of Lewistown, Illinois, ten grandchildren; Ryan Coleman, Emily (and TJ) Branson, Melissa (and Justin) Williams, Sarah (and Larry) Clark, Kelly (and Ed) Merrell, Joshua (and Casidy) West, Justin Gorsage, Michael Pascal, Caitlin (and Detrik Hendee) Thrasher, and Jaci Oest, 20 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Luann Davis of London Mills, Illinois and Rebecca (and Don) Heller of Table Grove, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lois graduated from VIT High School in 1950 where she was Homecoming Queen her senior year. She then graduated from Western Illinois University in 1954 with a degree in teaching Home Economics. She began her teaching career at VIT teaching kindergarten. She them taught Home Ec at Astoria High School for 9 years before going to Lewistown High School and teaching Home Ec from which she retired.

She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lewistown and the Ipava American Legion Auxiliary.

Lois enjoyed needlework and sewing, making many quilts. She loved to sew, cook and garden, both flowers and vegetables. She collected doll houses and doll furniture and loved to play Bingo.

Services will be held on Friday, January 28th at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, Illinois. Pastor Kevin Kessler will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 27th from 5-7 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. Memorials may be made to the Lewistown Rescue Squad or St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lewistown.

Condolences


January 25th, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to Lois's family. She was an wonderful woman. Her memories will live on through everyone. God Bless Everyone. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker.

January 25th, 2022

Sending prayers and condolences to the Coleman family.
Sandy Morrison

January 25th, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the Coleman and Gorsuch families. Played a lot of bingo with Lois and am saddened to hear of her passing. Fly high my friend and Charlotte will be there as will your other lived ones RIP. Mary Woodruff

January 25th, 2022

Sending prayers and comfort to Lois's family.
Bob and Susie Bucher

January 25th, 2022

Our Sincerest condolences to the family of Lois Gorsage. She was an icon, was well liked and respected Lewistown High School by the hundreds of Students that she taught over the years. May she Rest In Peace. -Jennifer Wilcox Fitch, LCHS Class of 1988 -Janeile Wilcox Bainter LCHS Class of 1986

January 25th, 2022

sincere condolences to the family. Lois was my Home Ec teacher and my class sponser. She was a great teacher and was a friend to her students. sending prayers for comfort and peace as you mourn her passing. Kathy Cozadd Cox class of 1961

January 25th, 2022

Sincere condolences to her family, friends and those she taught.

January 25th, 2022

Sending prayers to Lois's family. I remember her fondly.

January 25th, 2022

So sorry about Lois’s passing. What a great person. Her sister-in-law JoAnn Coleman. Sorry I am not home now.

January 25th, 2022

Our sympathy to the family of Lois. She was my Home Economics teacher in Astoria. She was always very patient and kind. Alice and Wendell Clanin

January 25th, 2022

So sorry for your loss. She was a sweetheart.Loved her🙋‍♀️❣️Paul & Linda May

January 25th, 2022

My sincere condolences to her family!

January 25th, 2022

So very sorry got your familys loss. She was a wonderful nd patient teacher

January 25th, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Doug and Nicki

January 25th, 2022

Prayers to all the family. She had a kind spirit and was a wonderful teacher. We know she is at peace and earned her wings. Hugs to Patti. Sara Bainter LCHS Class of 1983

January 25th, 2022

So sorry to hear about Lois's passing.Sincere condolences to all the family. Brenda Reneau and family

January 25th, 2022

I loved Mrs gorsage, she was one of my favorite teachers. Judy howard class of 77

January 25th, 2022

My Deepest Sympathy to all of Lois Family. Judy Reneau

January 25th, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to Lois's family. She was such a good friend to my mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda and Mike Blemler

January 25th, 2022

Sorry for your loss sending my condolences to the family

January 25th, 2022

Lois's Family
Lois was a wonderful person. She would always take time and visit a while with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Warren & Linda Howe

January 25th, 2022

My prayers are with the family. Lois was not only a co-worke, but she was also a good friend and fellow bingo player. Colleen Malone

January 25th, 2022

To the families of Lois please accept our sympathy at her passing, may you all feel Gods love and comfort during this difficult time. Rodney and Theresa Keefauver

January 25th, 2022

Rest in peace, Lois. You were on of mom's best friends. We have you and your's in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike Hollenback

January 25th, 2022

So sorry for your loss..Lois was also my home ec teacher Sending prayers and hugs.Bob n Loretta Mummert

January 25th, 2022

I am so very sorry to hear about Lois. My sympathy to her entire family. Hugs Liz & Terry. 💔 Debbie Douglas

January 26th, 2022

Sincere sympathy to Lois's family. She was a great cousin, high school and college schoolmate and sorority sister, just about 2 1/2 years older than me. Marilyn Southwood

January 27th, 2022

Deepest condolences and sympathy for the loss to your family.
Ed and Pam Wickert

January 28th, 2022

We're so sorry about Lois's passing. The family of Robert and Phyllis Graham

January 30th, 2022

don sorry to hear about your step mom just seen the post