Lois (Lommen) Sollien, 83, of rural Decorah, Iowa, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

She was born in Spring Grove to Harry and Stella (Aasum) Lommen on Aug. 6, 1934.

She attended country schools in rural Mabel and Spring Grove. She graduated from Spring Grove School in 1952.

She was very active in 4-H, serving as president of the Houston County 4-H Federation.

She worked for Dr. Knutson in his medical clinic for five years.

She married Everett Sollien on Jan. 20, 1957.

The couple farmed in rural Spring Grove from 1957 until 1959, when they moved to the farm home where she would spend the rest of her days.

She was very active in the daily operations on the dairy farm, in addition to serving numerous roles in church and community organizations. She was a member of the Highland Lutheran Church. She was an inspiration and role model in 4-H again as an adult, serving in many leadership capacities. She lived to always do her best, living a life of honesty and integrity.

She is survived by her husband, Everett; son, Mark (Darlene Larson) of Decorah; four daughters, Mary Sacquitne (Kevin Lensch) of Decorah, Michele (Lynn) Hardin of Jefferson, Iowa, Marsha (Ken) Sawle of Rushford and Monica (Steve) Bierschenk of Wildwood, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, Daniel and Adam Sacquitne, Tyler, Travis (Darcy) and Taylor Hardin, Isaac, Savannah and Saylre Sawle and Jacob, Gabriel and Rachael Bierschenk; one great-grandchild, Eli Hardin; sister, Margaret (Martin) Ranzenberger of Caledonia; sister-in-law, Pat Sollien of Rochester and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers in-law, Floyd Sollien and Arden Sollien and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Sollien.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 5, at the Highland Lutheran Church in rural Decorah with the Rev. Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family.