Lois Margaret Hicok (Jans) Lois Margaret Hicok (Jans), age 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 18, 2015 in Oro Valley, Arizona. Lois was born on May 22, 1930 at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa to the proud parents of Edmund August Ortscheid (12-14-1897 to 11-21-1967) & Margaret Mary Elizabeth Gindorff (Ortscheid) (8-30-1897 to 12-16-1975). Lois was baptized June 1, 1930. She had one younger sister, Ann Josephine Steffen (Ortscheid) (9-24-1934 to 3-7-2009). Lois attended her schooling in Iowa and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Waterloo, Iowa in the Class of 1948. Lois was a dedicated honor student throughout her school years. During her Senior year at St. Mary's High School she was the Managing Editor of the school newspaper called the "Magnet", was the Lead in the Senior class play called "The Light Eternal" and played as a Guard on the "Green Peppers", St. Mary's girls' basketball team. Lois also belonged to the Girls Athletic Club, Girls Choral Club, Catholic Students Mission Crusade and the Catholic Girls Council. On August 19, 1950 Lois married Donald Laverne Jans at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waterloo, Iowa. Don and Lois had 5 children, Dennis P. Jans (5-26-1951), Steven R. Jans (6-3-1952), Susan K. Jans (4-21-1955), Laura J. Jans (7-17-1961) and Sharon L. Jans (6-8-1963), along with the family dog Tootie-Fruitie. Don and Lois had a very loving relationship, but sadly, Don passed away (4-21-1927 to 6-19-1967) as a result of Heart Failure and is resting peacefully at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa. Lois continued to raise her 5 children on her own. To accomplish this huge task, she was working 3 jobs. Lois did office/secretarial work at Santa Claus Industries in Cedar Falls, KWWL and Titus Manufacturing in Waterloo. She did find time, however, to enjoy other things like scrapbooking, sewing, bowling and ceramics too. Lois eventually re-married on August 8, 1972 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Robert Carl Hicok. Robert and Lois, along with Laura and Sharon, eventually moved out of Iowa to Lakewood, Colorado in the Spring of 1974. While living in Colorado, Lois enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, working a variety of different types of puzzles, and continued to enjoy her passion for sewing, just to name a few. Lois worked as a Parts Manager, and eventually retired, from Addressograph Multigraph (AM Int'l) in Denver, Colorado. Lois lost her eldest son, Dennis Jans (5-26-1951 to 6-1-1999) as a result of Melanoma and he is now resting peacefully at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa. Her second husband, Robert Hicok (9-24-1926 to 5-6-2011) passed away as a result of Lung Cancer and is resting peacefully at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Lois eventually moved to Oro Valley, Arizona to be closer to family for advanced care as Lois continued to progress with Dementia. Lois required more of a structured care program as a result of this illness. Her move to Arizona resulted in her spending the last 3 years of her life enjoying family outings, attending holiday celebrations with her family and creating new and special friendships with her Brookdale family, until her peaceful passing on August 18, 2015. Lois will be put to rest at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa, where she will join Don and Dennis Jans, along with her parents, Edmund and Margaret Mary Ortscheid. Lois is survived by: Daughter-In-Law - Sue Jans (Widow of Dennis Jans), Son - Steven Jans / Daughter-In-Law - Sue Jans, Daughter - Susan Jans, Daughter - Laura Jans, Daughter - Sharon Larsen (Jans) / Son-In-Law - Eric Larsen, Granddaughter - Kimberly Jans (11-23-1970), Grandson - Justin Jans (9-12-1973) / Wife - Mary Padilla - Jans, Grandson - Chad Jans (9-6-1980) / Wife Michelle Jans, Granddaughter - Megan Larsen (3-14-1986) / Partner - Matt O'Connell, Grandson - Tyler Jans (10-23-1987), Great-Granddaughter - Maya Jans (3-19-2001), Great-Grandson - Paulo Jans (10-23-2003), Great-Granddaughter - Makenzie O'Connell (8-7-2012), Gabrielle Carmona (3-6-1995) Daughter of Michelle Jans, Cameron Carmona (3-14-1997) Son of Michelle Jans, her many Nieces, Nephews, Brother-In-Law, Sister-In-Laws and all of the other loved ones that Lois touched in her special way throughout her life. We must not also forget the 4-legged friends that Lois cared for so dearlyMolley, Karbon, Ruka, Daisy, Sicily, Sophie, Sammy, Kelcey, Kacey, Kirby, Professor, KC, Madison, Strummer, Coco, Rocky, Jack, Athena, and Noel. ~~Lois, you will always be deeply loved!!