Baker City, 1927-2020
Lois Zehrung, 92, a longtime Baker City resident, died March 21, 2020, at her son’s home in La Pine.
Her private family graveside service will take place March 30 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. A celebration of her life will be scheduled later.
Lois was born on Aug. 15, 1927, to Fred and Rebecka (Stellman) Coller at Sutherland, Nebraska, the fourth of eight children. The family moved to Baker around 1938 to find work. Lois was married to Roy Howard and later to Van Zehrung.
Lois was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary out of Baker, Oregon, Post No. 3048. Lois was an avid bowler while in Baker and continued bowling up to her 90s after moving to Powell Butte. Lois enjoyed traveling and spending time with her many grandchildren.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Roy Howard and Van Zehrung; brothers, Bob, Rich, Don and Fred Jr.; one sister, Charline Yanken; and one grandchild.
Survivors include two brothers, Alfred Coller of Denver, Colorado, and Leo Coller of Baker City; her five children, Robert (Linda) Howard of Kalispell, Montana, Nancy (Glen) Cox of Powell Butte, Kenneth (Dwanee) Howard of Corvallis, Delbert (Maria) Zehrung of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Joseph (Elizabeth) Zehrung of La Pine; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.