Lois Joan Bridegroom, age 87, of LaPorte, formerly of Knox, passed away at her home, surrounded by family on Monday, September 7, 2020.
She was born September 11, 1932 in Chicago to Edward and Hazel Dunkelberger. She married Walter Bridegroom Jr. on February 7, 1954, he preceded her in death in 2006. She had moved to LaPorte in 2008 to be closer to family, but she always referred to Knox as her home. She is survived by her two sons, Walt (Durena) and Chuck (Carol), seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Lois and Clara, and one brother-in-law, Norman. Also surviving are several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Throughout her life in Knox, she worked at the Knox Clinic, WKVI Radio Station, Knox Library, and had retired from Hicksgas. Lois was a member of the Knox United Methodist Church. She had also recently received her fifty-year pin from the Order of the Eastern Star. Lois cared deeply for her family, friends and neighbors. Some of her last words were, “Take care of those babies”. She was always thinking of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2:00pm (CT) at Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox. M.C. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Knox United Methodist Church, 201 S. Shield St., Knox, IN 46534.