Lois L. Itzen

1927 - 2015

COOPERSTOWN - Lois L. Itzen, 88, of Woodside Hall in Cooperstown and formerly of Milford Center, passed away Friday morning, December 11, 2015, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

She was born Lois Laura Nelson April 26, 1927, in Montpelier, Vermont, a daughter of Richard and Mable (Potter) Nelson.  

On November 17, 1946, Lois married Victor Itzen in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The family moved to Milford Center in 1951 where they enjoyed raising and caring for sheep on their family farm. Lois especially liked knitting and spinning her own wool yarn from their sheep. In 1988, the couple moved to a home in the Town of Middlefield. 

She was always very proud of the time she spent working with 4-H and her girls, and will be remembered for being very independent, an animal lover, and a lifetime learner who was always interested in learning as much as she could. 

Lois is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vicki Roberson and her husband, Alan, of Lewisville, Texas; a son-in-law, Dale Howe of Bertha, Minnesota; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Victor, who died November 19, 2008; one daughter, Nancy Itzen Howe, who died September 27, 1973; and one granddaughter, Michelle L. Stanton, who died in December 2004. 

A graveside service will be offered at 1 p.m. this afternoon, Monday, December 14, 2015, in the Milford Center Cemetery with the Rev. Stephen Fournier, pastor of the Milford Center Community Bible Church, officiating.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.