of Chelsea, Michigan, age 87, died Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born January 18, 1931 in Arma, Kansas, the daughter of Frank L. & Mary (Dugoni) Wilson.

  Lois did volunteer work for many years at Bayshore Windmill Village, Freedom Village, and Beaumont Hospital.  She liked to say, “Think of me with a smile or don't think of me at all.”

  On October 1, 1949, she married Benjamin J. Chiesa in Detroit, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2008. Survivors include a son James (Janet) Chiesa of Chelsea; a daughter, Cheryl (Gerald) Brown of Swartz Creek; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

   A private memorial service will be held at Cole Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in the Mansion Memorial Gardens in Ellenton, FL.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, 27240 Haggerty Road Suite E-15, Farmington Hills, MI 48331.


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#2 Peggy Dorow 2019-01-20 09:14
I am very sad to hear this. Lois was a such a kind, and caring friend to my Mom's while she was alive and I continued to visit Lois now and then after my Mom passed. I always enjoyed our visits and her stories and will very much miss visiting with her. She loved her family and was very proud of them. I'm so sorry for your loss.
#1 Alice Ralph 2019-01-03 20:07
At Chelsea Retirement Community, Lois has been a neighbor and friend to my mother--and to me. We have shared many smiles and witty remarks with Lois. A while back, she asked me if I knew of a list of texting abbreviations, so she could keep up with her grandchildren! (I supplied a tame one with cautionary tales of misinterpretati ons.) Along with many others, including staff, I had heard the typical Lois greeting, "Hello, kiddo! How are you doing?", within only a day or two of her passing. Suddenly such a vibrant person is very much missed. With our sympathy,
Alice and Bobbie Ralph

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