Lois Joy Zupanik was born November 20, 1927
in Baker, MT the daughter of Samuel J. and Daisy
(Croninger) Barkley. She grew up on the family farm
south of Baker, attending country school at Willard,
and graduated from Baker High School in 1945. She
then attended the University of Montana in Missoula.
On November 20, 1948, she married Albert Klauzer in
Baker. To this union Deb, Bernice, Wade and Jean were
born. They lived on a ranch north of Mill Iron in Carter
County where they raised cattle, Shetland ponies, and
quarter-horses. Lois rode by horse back and taught at the
nearby Hilmont country school for a while. In 1962,
Lois and her children moved to Baker and cared for
her father until his death in 1965. She and the children
then moved to Terry, MT where Lois worked in the God be with you
ASCS Office and raised her children there until 1973.
She cherished these memorable years of her children’s till we meet again; By his counsel
school activities and living on the hobby farm on the guide, uphold you,
hill outside of Terry with their assorted farm animals, With his sheep securely fold you:
pets and her large garden. On January 28, 1968, Lois
married Ted Zupanik of the Baker area in Lewistown, God be with you
MT. From Terry, they moved to Ted’s ranch south of till we meet again.
Baker in Carter County in 1973. Ted passed away in
May of 1974. Lois stayed on the ranch until 1985, when
she moved into Baker to live and take care of her mother, God be with you till we meet again;
Daisy. They both enjoyed the company of Frosty, their When life’s perils
feisty peach Pomeranian. Daisy passed away in March
of 1992, at the age of 100. Lois was a true country
thick confound you, Put his arms
gal who enjoyed living in the Mill Iron country area unfailing round you:
living and working on the ranch tending the livestock. God be with you
She also enjoyed the Webster and Mill Iron country
card parties and gathering; making ceramics; and most till we meet again.
recently, the many friendships of the Quality Personal
Care staff and residents since 2004. Lois is survived
by her children, Deb (Dan Finken) Kosbab, Apache
Junction, AZ, Bernice (Tom) Buckingham, Brainerd,
MN, Wade Klauzer, Baker, MT and Jean (Brad)
Culver, Princeton, MN; a sister-in-law, Bea Barkley,
Baker, MT; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by her parents, Samuel and Daisy, her husband,
Ted, her children’s father, Albert Klauzer, and two
brothers, Eber Barkley in infancy and Cleo Barkley.
Friday, September 12, 2008 11:00 a.m.
Stevenson Funeral Home
Pastor Sheldon Sorenson
How Great Thou Art
God looked around his garden
Rock of Ages
And he found an empty place
He then looked down upon his earth
And saw your tired face. PALLBEARERS
He put his arms around you Kally Kosbab Kelsey Buckingham
And lifted you to rest Cassidy Dorr Justin Klauzer
God’s garden must be beautiful Kylan Klauzer Korissa Culver
He always takes the best. Jared Culver Jalyn Klauzer
He know that you were suffering Tom Buckingham Brad Culver
He knew you were in pain Dan Finken
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again. INTERMENT
He saw the road was getting rough Bonnievale Cemetery
And the hills are hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered “Peace be Thine”
It broke our hearts to lose you ARRANGEMENTS BY
But didn’t go alone Stevenson Funeral Home
For part of us went with you Baker, Montana
The day God called you home.
Lunch will be served at the Lakeview
Lovingly Missed By Her Children, Baptist Church following Graveside Service.
Grandchildren Everyone is Welcome.