Lois Jean Woodworth

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Lois Jean Woodworth, 92, born May 2, 1928, in Rockford, Illinois, went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2020, in Houghton.

Lois was daughter of Ray and Hazel Dahlquist, and sister of Joyce Lundstrom. After graduating from East High School in 1946, she joined her sister, Joyce of Rockford and skated professionally with the Ice Capades at the Chicago Stadium.

In 1951, Lois married Gene Woodworth and had three boys. Married 60 years, she was predeceased by Gene in 2011.

An avid golfer, Lois won five Rockford City Golf Championships, many Winnebago County titles and the first flight of the Western Open, defeating an opponent who is now in the LPGA hall of fame.

In 2009, she was inducted into the Rockford Golf Hall of Fame. She was a pioneer in the Amway business since 1963, still selling products up until the week of her death. July 14, 1977, she was called on by Amway Corporation to testify in Washington D.C. in a trial against the FTC, which Amway won.

Along with her many talents, she was an author of five children’s books and a spiritual autobiography. Lois attended First Baptist in Calumet and Coronado Baptist in Hot Springs Village Arizona and a former member of First Evangelical Covenant Church in Rockford. She loved, Jesus, family and friends fiercely. She touched so many people and will be greatly missed. Once again reunited with Gene and her parents in Heaven!

Survived by her three sons, Dr. Steven (Diane) Woodworth of Lake Linden, Dr. Don (Pamela) Woodworth of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and James (Pamela) Woodworth of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Allison, Zoe, Ray, Craig, Kyle, Brett, Ryan, and Sean; great-grandchildren, Tavin and Peyton; sister, Joyce Dahlquist Lundstrom of Rockford; and brother-in-law, Tom Woodworth of Littleton, Colorado.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Rockford, Illinois.

Burial in the Scandinavian Cemetery to follow. Visitation at 12:30 p.m. prior to the service in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Charles Stanley Ministries in her memory at intouch.org or Omega House at 2211 Maureen Ln, Houghton, Michigan 49931.