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Obituary for Lois Jean Belanger (Winistorfer)

Lois Jean Belanger of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully September 19, 2023. Lois was born to James and Marie Winistorfer on January 20, 1933 in St. Paul, MN. She married her husband Bill in May 1953 and together they went on to have seven children. Being a mother was Lois’ greatest joy in life. Lois spent several years managing a Hallmark store and exercising her independent streak after her children were grown. Her spare time was spent at the family cabin with her children and grandchildren where she always had a book, board game or puzzle going. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, James and Marie Winistorfer; husband, Senator William V. Belanger II; son, William V. Belanger III; brother, Robert Smith and grandson, Colin Belanger. Lois is survived by her children, Cheryl (Gary) Rhoades, Mary Beth (Tim) Saldin, Pamela (Ron) Tupy, Richard (Tanya) Belanger, James (Michelle) Belanger and Jennifer (Jason) Buda; daughter-in-law, Amy Jo Belanger, 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann Olander and Donna Long and sister-in-law, Sr. Margaret Mary Belanger. A private family service will be held in October.
Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088