In Memoriam: Lois Bereswill

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#1 December 12, 2018 - 4:06pm

In Memoriam: Lois Bereswill

In Memoriam - Lois Bereswill


Former First Lady, Lois Bereswill, passed away November 25, 2018 in Monroe, Minnesota.  Both of her daughters, Christine Wilderman of Prince George, B.C. and Carol Calendar of Monroe, Minnesota, were by her side.


Lois was born May 27, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended Roosevelt High School there. She loved dancing and singing and had professional training in both when she was in school. She placed 2nd in a MGM talent contest, but didn’t pursue a career in theater.


Lois met Fred Bereswill in October, 1950 at a dance club when he was on leave from the Navy.  Fred was stationed in Coronado, California and, after only a few personal visits, they were married September 1, 1951 in Coronado.


After Fred’s military service was complete they lived in Minnesota until 1968 when they moved to Bellevue for Fred’s job with Boeing.  They later moved to Issaquah in 1974 and finally to the City of Carnation in 1998.


Lois and Fred were great supporters of Village Theater in Issaquah and Queen City Yacht Club, among other organizations. They  enjoyed cruising in their 26 foot Tollycraft, Sea B , which they eventually donated to the Boy Scouts of America.  Lois was a Life Member of Tarettes, joining in 1972. Fred was Commodore of QCYC in 1985. Lois and Fred were constant companions and well beloved in Carnation where Fred was active politically and as a volunteer in the schools.


Daughter, Carol, remembers that Lois was a great “Horse Show Mom”.  When she took the girls to compete in shows, Lois cheered for all the contestants just as if they were her own children.


In addition to her daughters, Lois is survived by two grandsons and one great-grandson.


In March or April there will be a memorial service in Carnation where Lois will be laid to rest next to Fred. QCYC will be notified of the details.