Cover photo for Lovilla Sampson's Obituary
Lovilla Sampson Profile Photo
1949 Lovilla 2021

Lovilla Sampson

September 30, 1949 — January 1, 2021

Alexandria formerly of LeSueur

Lovilla Jane (Whalen) Sampson was born September 30, 1949, on the McHenry/Pierce county line on the way to Rugby, ND to Richard and Elizabeth (Hall) Whalen.  She attended school in Towner, ND and went on to work as a cook and baker in the restaurant industry for the greater portion of her life.  She spent a number of years in Upham, ND where, in addition to raising her family, Lovilla served as a dedicated member of the Upham Volunteer Ambulance Squad.  In 1996, she left Upham to begin a new life in LeSueur, MN, and in 2016, moved one last time to Alexandria, MN to be closer to her daughter, Michelle, and her children.

Lovilla was a hard worker with a fun-loving nature, who enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers in her free time.  She had a green thumb like no other, which was recognized in the local LeSueur newspaper when she and Mike were awarded Yard of the Week for their stunning floral and artistic display.  Lovilla especially loved being silly with her grandchildren and spending time with her family.  She had a loving heart, a gentle soul, and an infectious laugh that would earn her the nickname, “Gramma Gigglebox.”

Lovilla went to meet the Lord on Friday, January 1, 2021, at Edgewood Vista in Alexandria at the age of 71.  She is survived by her daughters, Lila Akan of Jordan, MN, and Michelle Latendresse of Alexandria; stepson, Brian Sampson of Ackworth, IA; 9 grandchildren; brothers, Fred, Frank, and Richard; and many nieces and nephews.  Lovilla is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Ned Akan, Albert Latendresse and Michael Sampson; and brothers, Ronald, Jim, Harry and Dwight.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, April 2, 2021, at the Kolden Funeral Home in LeSueur, MN.  Interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.  The service will be recorded and put on the Kolden Funeral Home website  www.koldenfuneralhome.com the week of April 5, 2021.

To protect the safety of all, masks, social distancing and building occupancies will be observed.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lovilla Sampson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, April 2, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Friday, April 2, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree