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Lois Burg


Lois Burg, 80, of Bridgewater died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Crest Haven Care Center in Creston.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena with burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery north of Bridgewater. A luncheon will be held at the church following the services. The Rev. James Ahnenkora will officiate the service. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Steen Funeral Home, 205 W. Fifth St., in Massena, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. and Scripture service at 5:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed the Lois Burg memorial fund to be determined later.
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Lois Mae Burg, daughter of Herman and Myrtle (Sharar) Rienhardt Sr., was born July 13, 1938, in Dolliver. Lois was raised and attended school in Dolliver.

On March 2, 1957, she married Ronald Burg at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena. Ron built his family a house north of Bridgewater. Lois worked as a certified nurse’s aide (CNA) for the Greenfield and Fontanelle nursing homes, respectively, for more than 30 years. She helped educate many CNAs, helped patients with their physical therapy needs and also helped Ron on the farm. She moved to Creston in 2010. 

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ronald in 2009; daughter Barbara Smith in 2006; brothers, Eugene, Herman Jr. and Charles Rienhardt; and sisters, Pearl Smith and Betty Rienhardt. 

Lois is survived by her children, Marlo Smith of Bridgewater, Helen (Shawn) Tipling of Fontanelle, John (Kristi) Burg of Massena, Jason (Nicky) Burg of Creston and Mary (Nathan) Woosley of St. Charles; grandchildren, Justin (Kelly) Smith, Kelly Smith (John), Jesse Smith (Lise), Cristina (Sam) McIntire, William (Stephanie) Tipling, Brady Burg, Macy Burg, Kinsey Burg, Payton Burg, Colby Burg, Mason Woosley, Evan Woosley and Kaylin Woosley; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Rienhardt of Estherville, Rose (Jerry) Hansen of Estherville and Karen (Larry) Beitz of Fontanelle; brothers, Robert (Bessie) Rienhardt of Dunnell, Minnesota, Stanley Rienhardt of Estherville and Jerry Rienhardt of Estherville; sister-in-law Laura Burg of Greenfield; other relatives and friends.

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