Lois Lorraine Ough


Relationship to conference: Mother of Bishop Bruce R. Ough, resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area.

Date of death: June 5, 2020 at age 90

Arrangements: A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 12 at Faith United Methodist Church in Williston, North Dakota. Due to COVID-19, everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing. The service will be broadcast on Facebook. A visitation will be held at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel in Williston from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 11 and from 8-9 a.m. on June 12. 

Appointment information: Bishop Ough has been resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area since 2012; immediately prior to that, he spent 12 years as resident bishop in West Ohio.

Mrs. Ough is survived by her children, Bishop Bruce (Charlene) Ough, Debra Sellheim, and Steve (Linda) Ough; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” LeRoy Ough; son, Gregory Paul; parents; brothers, Glenn, Gordon, Leonard, and Ralph Holm; and sister, Nina Pontiff.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be designated for the Gregory Ough Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation in Mitchell, South Dakota, or the Gregory Ough Memorial Scholarship at the Williston Coyote Foundation in Williston, North Dakota.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Bishop Bruce and Char Ough at the Dakotas-Minnesota Area Office of The United Methodist Church, 122 W. Franklin Ave., Ste. 200, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

An obituary is available on the website of the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home.

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