Luella Grace "Dimps" Lof
Luella Grace "Dimps" Lof
Louella "Dimps" Grace was born to John and Josie (Knott) Lessman Nov. 28, 1926 at Tracy, MN and died Aug. 31, 2017 at Essentia Health Medical Center in Fargo. She grew up on her parents' farm near Tracy. The family moved to a farm north of Park Rapids in 1944. She attended school in Park Rapids. In 1944, she and her sister, Edith, took the train to Seattle and worked at Boeing until World War II ended. Edith stayed in Seattle and Louella returned to Park Rapids.
On March 22, 1946, she married Roger Edwin Lof at the home of her parents in Lake Emma Township. They lived nearby and then moved to the Lof family home where they remained throughout their marriage. Louella worked at Munsingwear, then Ringer and later in the laundry department at St. Joseph's Hospital.She was an active member of Faith Baptist Church (now Faithbridge Church), the St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary and Mantrap Valley Conservation Club Auxiliary. She and Roger also traveled to many states, including Hawaii. Her hobbies later in life included gardening, painting, quilting and other needlework, and she enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together even really difficult ones. Surviving are her brother, Bill (Grace) Lessman of Lake George; son, Steven (Lu Ann) of Akeley; daughter, Nancy (LeRoy) Condon and daughter-in-law, Sandra Lof, all of Park Rapids; and five grandchildren: Julie (Dale) Johanning of St. Cloud, Jolene (Tim) Winter of Holdingford, Dustin (Shelley) Lof of Park Rapids, Forrest Lof of Nevis and Stephanie Lof of Akeley; five great-grandchildren: Nathan and Ryan Johanning of St. Cloud, Jacob and Alex Lof of Park Rapids and Cooper Winter of Holdingford and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger, in 1988; son, Rodney, in 2013; sisters, Ardena and Edith; brothers, James, Henry, Frank, Warner and Richard; and grandson, Shawn. Funeral services were held 3 PM Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Faithbridge Church in Park Rapids with the Rev. Ken Polley and Rev.David Cripe officiating. Jan Henderson was the organist. Luella's grandchildren and great grandchildren served as her casketbearers. Interment was made next to her husband, Roger in the Lof family plot located at the Lake Emma Cemetery. A luncheon was hosted by the Faithbridge church following the service. To leave online condolences or to view the video tributes please visit www.jonespearson.com