Lois Strelow, of Braham, formerly of Mora, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Estates at Rush City. She was 86 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Anthony Cloose officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
MEMORIALS are preferred to the Zion Lutheran in Mora or St. Stephen’s Lutheran in Braham.
Lois Louise (Kahle) Strelow, of Mora, formerly of Braham, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021. She was 86 years old.
Lois was born on February 24, 1935 to Raymond J. and Beatrice B. (Tiegs) Kahle in her grandmother’s home in Henderson, MN. She spent her early childhood around Belle Plaine and Henderson, primarily farming and attending country school before her family relocated to Mora, MN. Growing up in Mora, Lois was a local favorite babysitter, played saxophone in the school band, and loved to roller-skate with friends at Fish Lake Pavilion. On December 26, 1952, while skating with friends, Lois met a handsome Marine and was forever in love.
On January 8, 1955, Lois was united in marriage to Marlyn Strelow at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora. The couple made their home east of Braham and eventually purchased a farm east of Braham in 1957. In those early years, Lois was a busy homemaker and mother with gardening, canning, bread making, and laundry (SO much laundry she would say). In February of 1972 the couple purchased a farm near Mora and then in the fall of 1981, built a new home nearby. They loved their country home but moved to Pine Crest Apartments in Mora in 2011. After Marlyn’s passing in 2017, Lois moved to Elmhurst Commons in Braham.
Lois enjoyed gardening, watching birds, and many years as the “Tupperware Lady” and the “Cake Lady.” Lois was very involved in the churches they attended as a family. At both St. Stephen’s Lutheran in Braham and Zion Lutheran in Mora, she was active in church council, teaching Sunday school, Bible studies, women’s groups, and folding bulletins. Lois will always be remembered for the best lap a grandchild could ever sit on and ALL the Christmas cookies. Lois found joy in her family and will be missed tremendously.
Lois is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Marlyn, her parents, granddaughter Misty Strelow, and great grandson Charles Boudreau.
She is survived by her children, Steven (Jean), Marie (Kevin) Nelson, Randy (Linda), Jillayne (Roger) Newton, Bradley (Julie), Dale, David (Cheryl), and Melissa (Thomas) Larabee; 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; brother Myron (Barb) Kahle; sister Eunice (Gene) Weckwerth; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends