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Lois Cook Shields passed away at home in Land O’ Lakes, Wis., May 18, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Iris Seifert; and parents, Morton and Jennie Cook.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas, William and Michael; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her favorite nephews, Ken, James and Jack Seifert.

Lois was born at home in Eagle River on Oct. 8, 1920.

Her grandfather, L.J. Cook, was partner with Geo. Dickinson and they were owners of the first retail store in Eagle River.

Her uncle, Paul Cook, was the first white male born in Eagle River.

Lois graduated from Eagle River High School with honors and received a scholarship to Cornell University.

She soon married Thomas G. Shields during World War II and afterward, spent a couple of years in Chicago before returning to the Eagle River area for the rest of her life.

She was active in the community and was a “den” mother for the Scouts.

Later when her youngest son was in high school, she finished her bachelor’s degree at UW-Oshkosh and then followed up with her Master’s in Education at the same university, then taught at Eagle River High School and Northland Pines until she retired.

Lois and Tom then traveled the world with their Eagle River friends.

She is sadly missed by her family.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:51 PM

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