Lois Ethel Elkin, Age 86, of Cedar Rapids, passed away at the Cottage Grove Place on Sunday, March 21, 2021 with her Pastor reading the Easter Story Scripture.
Visitation will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories on Wednesday, March 24 from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM followed by private services with the Pastor Margaret Debner officiating. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields are required.
Lois was born on February 3, 1935 in Highland, IL. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Adela (Hoffmann) Buettikofer. Lois worked as a registered nurse for several area nursing homes and at the end of her career, St. Luke’s hospital. After her retirement she worked as a receptionist for Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. On January 12, 1957, Lois married the love of her life, Rev. Robert Elkin in Highland, IL. He proceeded her in death on July 19, 2019.
Those left to cherish Lois’s memory are her three daughters, Donna Gordon of Cedar Rapids, Diane (Dan) Ward of Masonville, Darlene (Donald) Guilbert of Columbus, OH, and a son Douglas (Susan Kelty) from Cedar Rapids; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother, Fred R. Buettikofer, and her aunt Elsie Hoffmann.
Memorial contributions maybe made in Lois’s name to the MS Foundation.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Cottage Grove Place for all of the care and support they have shown their mother throughout her time there. Lois thought of the staff as her second family.