Lois E. Rosentrater, 90, of Eau Claire passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Chippewa Falls.

Lois was born to Ralph and Delia (Martin) Robinson on July 25, 1928 at Sacred Heart in Eau Claire.

Lois grew up in the Town of Brunswick. After graduating from high school Lois worked at the Carmel Corn in downtown Eau Claire. She met Bud at Fourniers, where they both loved to dance. When Lois and Bud married in 1950, they moved into Eau Claire. In 1962 they moved back to Brunswick on their own farm. Lois worked many years for Peters Meats. After Peters closed, she went to work for Silver Spring/Huntsinger Farms and was the office manager until her retirement early in 1989.

Many weekends were spent with family and friends playing cards, going to Packer games, and dancing at the Brunswick Town Hall. Lois will be remembered for her love of the Packers, Brewers, and pretty flowers. Lois was a long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Family and friends can remember her as the “best angry farmer around”. When words started to be hard to form, her one constant was “Unreal”.

Lois is survived by her daughter Mary (Kyle Flanders) Traaseth; grandchildren: Keith (Codi) Traaseth, Bryon (Nicci) Traaseth and Bradley “Toad” (Lisa) Traaseth; great-grandchildren: Kylee, Brinan, Addiysn, Brodie, Audrey, and Emma Traaseth; sister Alice (Jim) Tullar; brother-in-law Harold (June) Rosentrater; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ralph “Bud”, sister Mary “Maxine” Iverson, brothers-in-law Jerry Iverson and Donald Harsh, sister-in-law Geraldine Harsh and other family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Brunswick Town Hall on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 1:00-4:00pm. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Brunswick Cemetery. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.


  1. Mary,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Love to get to gether when we are home in the spring.
    Prayers are with you.

  2. We have lost a treasured family member, our wonderful Aunt Lois. Over the years she has given her love and encouragement to all of us. We will miss her laugh and her poppyseed cake with the special filling and frosting! A grand lady is finally at peace.

  3. Mary and Kyle and family; you have our deep sympathy. We were neighbors for many, many years!

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