October 25, 1927 - November 11, 2021
Lois Arlene, daughter of Earl Stuart and Mabel Anna (Crouch) Weems, was born October 25, 1927, on the Wooster farm in Shelby County, Iowa. She attended country school through the eighth grade and went to Irwin High School for two years and then graduated from Manning High School with a Normal Training degree in 1945.
On October 15, 1945, Lois was united in marriage with George Edward Wegner in Denison. Three daughters were born to this union. George and Lois lived and farmed on George's family farm until his untimely death in 1971. Lois then worked at Nelson Manufacturing for more than 11 years and then at the Manning Plaza as a CNA for the next 23 years. She also did seasonal corn sorting at Garst and Thomas Seed Corn in Coon Rapids. In 2004, she moved into Manning.
Lois was a member of the United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and was active with the United Methodist Women. She served on the board at M.C.S. and was active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Aspinwall Ladies Auxiliary, and volunteered with RSVP, the Hospital Snack Bar and Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park. Throughout the years, Lois enjoyed going to polka festivals, gardening, raising chickens, playing cards, ceramics and visiting with her family and friends. Above all, Lois was known to be very supportive of her extended family and passionate about her children and grandchildren.
In 2017, Lois became a resident at Manning Senior Living in Manning where she passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021. She was 94 years and 17 days of age.
Lois is survived by her daughter Donna (James) Venteicher of Manning; a son-in-law Russell Johnson of Adrian, Minnesota; Grandchildren: Brenda (George) Murphy of Merrill; Kenneth Venteicher of Newton; Joya (Brad) Riesenberg of Breda; Jamie (Todd) Gruell of Palmetto, Florida; Brian Johnson of Adrian, Minnesota; Great-grandchildren: Bryce Clark, Jeep Clark and Wylie Clark; a sister Leona Hemminger of Elk Horn; and by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband George Wegner; daughters Katie Powell and Janice Johnson; brother Eldis "Bud" (Norma) Weems; sisters: Evelyn (Jack) Borkowski; Opal (Dale) Christensen; LaRae (Dick) Heller; her parents Earl and Mabel Weems; brothers-in-law: Louis Hemminger; Carl (Florence) Wegner and Edwin (Lolida) Wegner.
Funeral service will be livestreamed on the Ohde Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that gifts be in the form of memorial donations to be directed to the family at M.C.S. or the United Methodist Church in Lois' honor.