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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Lois J Kalberer
December 13, 1958 - November 12, 2022

Place of Birth: Battle Creek, Michigan
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 63



Lois was born on December 13, 1958, in Battle Creek, MI to John and Sara (McDonough) Parsley. The fourth of six sisters, she was part of a large military family and, as such, lived in many different places to include Battle Creek, MI, Tehran, Iran, and Boston, MA. She graduated from high school in 1977, after which her sister encouraged her to move to Montana in the early 80’s. She worked as a seismographer at Reliable Exploration in Sidney and the surrounding area. Lois quickly made many friends in the community and eventually met Brad Kalberer. After being wined, dined, and romantically proposed to (ask Brad), they were united in marriage on April 26, 1986. Brad and Lois were blessed with three children who became the focal point of her life. She made sure the kids wouldn’t miss out on any opportunity they showed interest in, including sports, hobbies, and clubs. She was their biggest cheerleader and led volunteering efforts in all their pursuits; you name it, Lois was there.

In her free time, Lois pursued many artistic endeavors, such as painting the Ranger mural and “R” in the hockey building. Her garage was often full of projects that were being sanded, painted, or stained. She handmade costumes for her children, which won them many awards on Halloween and at the Pet Parade. Once she was done with her projects, she would spend her evenings reading everything from Fabio to A Song of Ice and Fire (before Game of Thrones was cool).

On May 5, 2015, Lois suffered a brain aneurysm. After a long rehabilitation she was able to leave the clinic. For the past 7 years, Lois and Brad have been traveling around the country visiting family, friends, and staying away from the cold.

Lois was a very caring person, helping anybody that needed assistance no matter who they were. She made friends with those who needed friendship and aided those who needed a helping hand. She was selfless and often put the happiness of others before her own. She didn’t help people for the recognition – she did it because it was the right thing to do.

Lois passed away surrounded by love on Saturday morning, November 12, 2022, at Sidney Health Center, Sidney, MT.

Surviving her are her husband, Brad Kalberer, Sidney, MT; her children, John (Amanda) Kalberer, Seattle, WA, Jacob (Kelsey) Kalberer, Rochester, MN, and Taryn (Chris) Lee, Sidney, MT; her siblings, Sandy (King) Phelps, Hillsboro, OR, Sharon (Tom) Tucker, Augusta, KS, and Anne (John) Linquist, Great Falls, MT; five grandchildren: Brystol, Kate, Karter, Ryan, and Ella.

She was preceded in death by; her parents, John Parsley, and Sara Williams; sisters, Linda Parsley, and Colleen Longmuir.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Lois to The Foundation for Community Care’s Hospice Program.

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Marilyn and Bryce Witt (Sidney , MT)
Nov 14, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss. May God provide you strength and comfort.
Gary and Lynnette Fifer (Sidney, Montana)
Nov 14, 2022
We are so sorry to hear about Lois passing away. What a great neighbor we had. She was so nice and always had a smile. Our hearts go out to the family.
Deb & Greg Cavanaugh (Seeley Lake , Mt)
Nov 14, 2022
We were very sorry to hear about Lois! Our thoughts & prayers are with you Brad & all your family. She really was a miraculous lady
Joan & Paul Eldridge (Fairview, Mt)
Nov 15, 2022
So sorry for your loss.
Alan and Mary Seigfreid (Sidney, MT)
Nov 15, 2022
We are so sad for all of Lois’s family. We have so many great memories of our hockey days together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Deb Gilbert (Martinsdale, Mt)
Nov 15, 2022
Brad, our hearts hurt in your loss. Sending sympathy and many prayers in this tough loss of a beautiful life.
Danny (Sidney)
Nov 15, 2022
Sorry for your loss Brad and family. Prayers to you all.
Darla and Joe Schiff (Sidney, MT)
Nov 15, 2022
Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
James Netzer
Nov 15, 2022
Lois was like a second mother to me growing up. I spent a lot of time there over the years. Especially during the summer breaks. She always treated me like one of the family. Which meant helping with chores or going with the family out west on vacation. :)
I remember knocking on the back door and she would always tell me I didn't need to knock.
She was always a lot of fun with a great sense of humor. She really was the 'cool mom' of our friends group.

And even though it felt like we lost her a few years ago, it still really hurts to hear that she passed. She was loved.
Mary Dillon (Lambert, Mt)
Nov 15, 2022
Brad and family— I am so sorry for the loss of Lois. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. May you find comfort knowing that We will see our loved ones again Mary Prevost Dillon
Mary Norgard (Fairview, Montana)
Nov 15, 2022
Brad I'm so sorry to hear about Lois passing. May God give you comfort and peace.
Dave and Tracy Lawrance (Savage)
Nov 15, 2022
Brad and family,
Out thoughts and prayers are with you all! We all loved Lois and her spunk for life and the love for her children.. She is free now and will be very missed!!
Ashley Seitz (San Diego, CA)
Nov 16, 2022
I'm so sorry for your loss. Her laugh and infectious personality will be so missed.
Dean and Josie Glatt (Bismarck, ND)
Nov 16, 2022
Our sincere condolences and our prayers are with you Brad and family. God Bless.
Debra (Sidney, MT)
Nov 16, 2022
We were so sorry to hear about Lois at she is at peace may your memories warm your heart
Kevin and Brenda Kringen (Sidney, Montana)
Nov 16, 2022
with Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the loss of Lois. Her family was always the center of her world and she could always be seen and involved in whatever event or activity the kids were in. You are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers during this time and the days ahead.
Robin Knaff Baker (Spokane, WA)
Nov 16, 2022
My heart aches for all of those who loved Lois. A truly spectacular woman. Prayers for comfort to you all. Too young, too soon
King Phelps (Hillsboro , Oregon)
Nov 17, 2022
Lois was a great friend and a most incredible Sister in law to me. I will always miss her. RIP Lois
Jo Callen (Sidney, MT)
Nov 18, 2022
I am so sad to learn of Lois' passing. She was always so much fun to be around. Hardworking. A problem solver. Always a "glass half full" kind of person when we worked on things together. She will be sorely missed.
James Netzer
Nov 21, 2022
Lois was like a second mother to me growing up. I spent a lot of time there over the years. Especially during the summer breaks. She always treated me like one of the family. Which meant helping with chores or going with the family out west on vacation. :)
I remember knocking on the back door and she would always tell me I didn't need to knock.
She was always a lot of fun with a great sense of humor. She really was the 'cool mom' of our friends group.

And even though it felt like we lost her a few years ago, it still really hurts to hear that she passed. She was loved.
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