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Obituary: Lois C. Struven

February 7, 2023

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Lois C. Struven Lois C. Struven, nee Maxwell, age 93, of Thornton, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Ronald R. Struven, married for 64 years. Loving mother of Rhonda (Robert) Gephart, Forrest (Claudia) Struven, and the late Suzanne (Mooney) Struven. Cherished Mamu of Kirk (Karina) Struven, Erik (Alyson) Struven, Kristie (Regan) Ruchala, Katherine Gephart, Robert J. Gephart, and many great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Kenneth Maxwell and late Dorothy Powers. Lois was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thornton, baptized as an infant and married September 4, 1948.

Visitation Friday, February 10, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 508 Chicago Road, Thornton, IL. Interment Homewood Memorial Gardens – Homewood, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home – South Holland, IL. For further information please call 708-333-7000 or visit our online obituary and guest book at

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