ESCANABA - Lois L. Curran, 79, of Escanaba, Mich., passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls, Mich. She was born Jan. 29, 1933, in St. Paul, Minn., and was the daughter of Hilmer and Ida (Nordquist) Sodermark. Lois grew up in Ford River and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1951. Following graduation Lois worked for the state of Michigan as a clerk. The former Lois Sodermark married Robert Curran on June 20, 1953, in Escanaba and he preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 2000. Lois later worked at St. Francis Hospital, for 25 years at the switch board and then worked at The Fair Store and Woolworth's, returning to St. Francis Hospital until her retirement. Lois was baptized and confirmed from Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba. She was an extremely social person and enjoyed visiting with others. Lois was a " Sparkly Lady."