Lois M. Sokolik, age 86, of Frazee, MN, formerly of Mahnomen, MN, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Frazee Care Center. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen, MN. Burial will be made in the St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery.
Lois was born July 10, 1925 in Beaulieu, MN, to George and Effie (Bishop) Shambow. She grew up in rural Mahnomen and attended Mahnomen High School. Following her schooling, she moved to Detroit, MI, where she worked in the auto industry. Lois was united in marriage to David Sokolik in Detroit. Lois' life was blessed with 3 children: Donna, David and Ronald. The family lived in Detroit for many years, until Lois eventually moved to Mahnomen, MN. There, she worked at the Shooting Star Casino until her declining health forced her to retire.
She enjoyed playing bingo, the company of her cat, and spending time with her sister-in-law and family in Mahnomen and attending Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen.
Lois is survived by two children: Donna Eko of Farmington Hills, MI and David Sokolik of Waubun, MN; her grandchildren: Ronald, Amber, Jesse, Shane and David; one brother, Carl; a sister-in-law, Darlene Shambow of Mahnomen; five nephews and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald; brother, Marvin and two nieces.