Lois Irene (Hetfield) North

Born: Wed., Jun. 11, 1919
Died: Mon., Nov. 7, 2016


11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

12:30 PM Sat., Nov. 12, 2016
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 Lois Irene North

June 11,1919 - November 7, 2016
Lois was born June 11,1919 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Floyd Hetfield and Martha
(Leach) Hetfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond James "Jack" North, a daughter, Janet Joyce North, grandson Jack North Jr., sister Maxine Pendl, brothers Floyd Hetfield and Melvin Jackson. On June 26,1937, Lois married Raymond James "Jack"
North. Surviving are: daughter Sandra North Gray of South Bend, son Jack D. North of Granger, sister-in-law Patricia Clayton of Houston, TX, Grandchildren, Bryan Stroes (Kimberly) of
Wellington, FL, Kathleen Bova, (Ronald), of Naperville, IL, Kimberly A. Stroes of Indianapolis, Michael North of Niles, Gregg North of South Bend, eleven great-grand- children, six great-
great- grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A special thank you to her
caregivers and loyal friends, Karen and Ashley, Center for Hospice Nurse Shelly, Hospice Aid, Michelle and all the staff at the South Bend Hospice House who gave aid and comfort for our beloved Lois in her final hours.
It is with the heaviest of heart that we let our beautiful Lois go to be with the Lord and her
beloved husband Jack and daughter Janet. She was loved and admired by all who knew her. Her loving spirit and forgiving nature was contagious and inescapable. Lois could
accomplish anything she set her mind to. As a student of Woodrow Wilson High School, the 5'2" Lois was the star player as a forward on the girl's, basketball team. Her unpremeditated sense of humor delighted all that was privileged to witness. Her home and family was always a priority and no one did it better. Lois' culinary expertise included pastries that could not be duplicated: many tried and failed. She was a loving and loyal partner; creating a haven for her husband (the love of her life) enabling him to successfully pursue his many endeavors. She exemplifies the term "the great generation" as she cared for her home and children with grace while her husband was in the Pacific during WWII. In earlier years, Lois was a volunteer for the Cancer Society. While her passing has left us with a grieving heart, we cheer her on to an
exquisite eternity. Well done dearest Lois! Our unending love goes with you "Great Lady".
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday November 12th, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 17033 Cleveland Road, with Dr. Morris officiating. Friends may visit with the family one and a half hours (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Cemetery, Granger. In Lois' memory, contributions may be made to the South Bend Center for Hospice, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Lois's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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   Posted Fri November 11, 2016

Susan Rook
   Posted Fri November 11, 2016
So very sorry about Lois's passing. She was a dear, sweet lady whose love for her family always showed in everything she did. She will be missed.

Judith Graddy
   Posted Sat November 12, 2016
Your family has my deepest sympathy. What a great Lady. I did her hair many years ago when I had my home salon on Orange Rd. May she Rest In Peace and has the wings of an angel now.