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Lois Jean Sweeney

Lois Jean Sweeney
  • October 18, 1928 - January 3, 2015
  • Sterling Heights, Michigan

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Lois Jean Sweeney was born October 18, 1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to George and Agnes (nee Gerl) Katzer. The family moved to Michigan at some point. After high graduation Lois attended the University of Detroit where she met her future husband, Joseph Sweeney. The two were married June 12, 1948. Lois was soon very busy raising their nine children, which resulted in later enjoyment of 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Joseph left this world in 2003 and Lois soldiered on, caring for her family, until her final illness took her the evening of January 3, 2015.

Lois is survived by her children: Kathleen Serbick, Sharon Martin, Michael (Anna), Joseph (Michelle), Timothy (Joanne), Daniel (Susan), Mary (Donald) Combs and James, her daughter-in-law, Stacie Sweeney; her grandchildren: Keith (Mary-Jo Kelly), Tracy and Thomas Serbick; Christina and Shannon Martin; Jamie (Scott) Wadas; Michael Jr. (Monica), Nicholas (Megan), Adam, Brendan, Cailin, Kyle, Elizabeth, Anthony, Daniel, Matthew and Joseph Sweeney; Stacey, Sarah and Donald J. Combs; Melanie (Nick) Breault and Tommy Geen; her great-grandchildren: Steven, Matthew, Katie, Valerie, Eddie, Michael III, Mikayla, Donovan, Lily, Hudson, Ellie and Noah. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Joseph; her son, John; her granddaughter, Valerie Serbick and her brother, Norman Katzer.