Lori A. England, 46 of Eau Claire passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at her residence due to complications of diabetes.
Lori was born on August 1, 1969 to Donald and Connie (Cooksey) England in Wabash, Indiana. Lori graduated from North High School in 1988. After high school, Lori attended Job Corps and later received a degree in Culinary Arts and a certification as a volunteer firefighter. Lori was a volunteer firefighter for the Village of Gilman. She enjoyed crafting, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and she was an avid Packer fan. Lori was a member of Wesleyan Church in Eau Claire.
Lori is survived by two sisters, Melanie (Samuel Smith) Melgaard of Rice Lake, WI and Jeri (Alan) Opland of Eau Claire; two nieces, Danielle and Chloe; and one nephew, Mason; step-dad, Tim (Ella) Helland of Elk Mound, WI; Uncle Randy and Aunt Yolanda Hoch of Elk Mound, WI; and aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
Lori was preceded in death by her parents; one nephew, Nevin Melgaard; brother-in-law, Kenneth Melgaard; and uncle, Larry Cooksey.
The family would like to encourage guests to wear Packer attire for the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.
Memorial services will be on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel. Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm up until the time of service at the funeral home on Friday. Burial will follow the service at Oak Grove Cemetery.