Lois was born in Chicago, on March 20, 1935, to Eva and William Cleveland. She was an only child.
She married husband, Jack Gardner, on Sept. 20, 1955.She attended Northwestern University, Chicago, and received her Master’s degree in Education from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.
Lois taught business education at Waubonsee Valley High School in Aurora, Ill., for 15 years and she served as a substitute teacher for the Northland Pines School District.
Lois, Jack and family spent many summers at Lynn Ann Campground on Big St. Germain Lake.
In 1989, Lois and Jack decided to move to St. Germain to enjoy their retirement years in the North Woods among their many friends.
Lois was a member of St. Germain Community United Church of Christ, and sang in the church choir.
She was active in many organizations, including the Women’s Service Club, Fish and Wildlife Club, Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club, The PrimeTimers, St. Germain Women’s Golf Club, St. Germain Couples Golf Club, and Friends of the Plum Lake Library in Sayner, Wis.
Survivors include Lois’ husband, Jack; son, Robert J. Gardner (Bob); daughter, Laura L. Hois; and son, David J. Gardner (Dave); and her grandchildren, Dr. Erin Werhun, Heather Gardner, Jenny Hois and Reed Hois.
Granddaughter Rachael Hois, whose Christmas tree is displayed at the UCC church, passed away in 2003.
Lois was well loved and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. We will hold her loving, generous spirit dear to our hearts, and will never forget how good she was in every way.
All friends of Lois are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Community United Church of Christ, 1315 State Highway 155, St. Germain, WI 54558.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the UCC church, from 10-11 a.m.
Lunch for family and friends will follow the service, at noon at the church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bolgerfuneral.com.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services of Minocqua and Woodruff assisted the family.
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