Lola Marie West was born on July 15, 1941 in Clarkfield to Ted and Helen (Zietlow) Pieschke. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Tyro Township, and graduated from Clarkfield High School.
On February 4, 1961 she married William ‘Bill’ West and they were blessed with five boys. Lola was a hard worker and she worked at the Clarkfield Care Center, the Clarkfield Café, and sold Avon while raising her family. She always had a big garden and had extra to share with family and friends. Lola was an avid Vikings fan – if they were playing, she was cheering. She loved to go to the lake and spent many Saturday’s shopping in Alexandria and visiting with her camping family. Lola loved polka music and dancing with her sister, Lorraine, at Polka Fest.
On Friday, February 19, 2021, Lola passed away at her home in rural Clarkfield surrounded by family at the age of 79. She will be missed by her husband of 60 years, Bill; sons – Lonny (Gerri), Alan (Dawn), Donald (Sara), Brian, and Jerry; grandchildren – Shawn (Heather), Brittney (Tyler) Hoffer, Tyler, Hunter, Hannah, Haidyn, Kendra, Logan, Ashley, Katie, Rachel, Katelynn, and Brayden; great-grandchildren – Tatum, Brody, Nellie, Blake, Iver, and Roman; sisters-in-law – Phyllis Majors, Barbara (Gary) Schlott; and several nieces and nephews.
Lola was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Helen; sister, Lorraine; brother-in-law, LeeRoy Majors; niece, Debra Webber; great-granddaughter, Cali; and mother- and father-in-law, Delores and Albert West.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Clarkfield Lutheran Church, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required in the church. Interment to follow at Antelope Hills Cemetery in rural Canby. Arrangements are with the J.H. Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield. www.jhlynner.com.
Published on February 23, 2021