Obituary of Lois M. Colstock
Lois M. Colstock (nee Boyd), age 94, widow of Eugene Colstock, passed away peacefully in her home in Joliet, surrounded by her family.
Born April 16, 1928 in Joliet, IL to the late George Boyd and Mary Swain. Lois was a lifelong resident of Joliet, where she raised her children and shared countless memories with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lois was a graduate of Joliet Township High School and spent many years as a secretary in local Joliet area businesses.
Surviving relatives are her three sons, James (Charyll) Colstock, John “Jack” Colstock, and Joseph Colstock; her grandchildren Jeffrey (Gina) Colstock, Jennifer (Pat Scholtes) Colstock, Brianna (Clay) Hurst, Nathan (Lacey) Colstock , Adam (Breanna) Colstock; her great-grandchildren Colton, McKenna, Gabriel, and Caleb Hurst, Monte, Levi, and Charleigh Colstock, and Arianna Colstock; and dear niece Bobbie Ann (Boyd) Akert whom she helped to raise through adolescence. Many more nieces also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Colstock, as well as her parents and two brothers, Robert and George “Bud” Boyd.
Lois was a dedicated parishioner of varying area churches throughout her life, in line with her Catholic faith. She cared for her community as a member of the local chapter of the Cantigny Ladies Auxiliary as well as the American Legion Post #1080. As much as she cared for her neighbors and friends, nothing compared to the time, focus, and energy that she committed to raising her three boys. The loving bond that she was able to build with her children and their extended families is obvious to even the most casual observer. James, John, and Joseph truly cherished Lois and will carry her spirit with them in all that they do for the rest of their days. One of the few things that could draw her attention ever so briefly from attending to her family, was a good game of bingo. She had her regular games that she attended, but was always willing to play a few rounds wherever and whenever the opportunity presented. A lasting image etched into the memories of many, family, friends, and loved ones will be of Lois quietly leaning over her Bingo cards searching for the most recent call while carefully sipping from a steaming hot cup of coffee. With a quick smile and a knowing glance to those around her, she would slowly rise to her feet and call out with a sense of pride and accomplishment, BINGO! You will be missed and remembered dearly Lois. May your coffee always be hot and your Bingo cards always be full.
Private family services for Lois were held and she was laid to rest alongside her husband Eugene at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to Lightways Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Joliet. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute Page and leave an online condolence at www.fredcdames.com.