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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.

Video of Service 

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

14 thoughts on “LOIS L. STRELOW”

  1. To all of Lois’s family.. Deepest sympathy.. always enjoyed Lois, Scott has many fond memories with her and your family.. my mom had moved into Elmhurst commons and got to know her and I was always able to visit with her there.. ♥️

  2. My deepest sympathy to the Strelow family…Lois always had a special place in my heart. From friendship to leader who helped me sell Tupperware: She was a loving soul. I got to be very close to all the family through the years. My thoughts & love to each of you. Big hugs. Margie & Dave

  3. We remember her sitting in the pew greeting people after church. She was always smiling. We will miss her. Just think, she is now in heaven and has no pain and enjoying all her loved ones who preceded her. God’s Blessings to you all. Gary and Kerry Gauffin

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I loved the time I got to take care of her at Elmhurst!
    She never liked the “well Dave and Marie told me that you have to.”
    She will be missed!

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Strelow family. Lois was well loved at St. Stephen’s Lutheran and a great cook. Cherish your memories.

  6. My sympathy to Lois’s family.

    I remember Lois from growing up in Mora, got to know her better when they were Braham residents and they went to St. Stephen’s. Lois was always a willing worker with projects at church. We always had a good visit when they would come to our fall harvest dinner, after they had moved back to Mora to farm. Lois always had a smile and joyful conversation. Prayers and Hugs to all of you.

  7. Sorry for your loss. She was always a pleasure to talk to at conferences or in a store in town. Never a bad word about anybody. She will be missed.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Lois was always such an upbeat and happy person when ever you would see her. She will always be remembered as the “Tupperware Lady”. Sending sympathies and prayers to you all during this very difficult time.

  9. So sorry for your loss. I will remember your Mom for her big smile, the twinkle in her eyes and her pride in her family. She was always ready to talk about her children.

  10. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I will never forget about her fudge and my dad, they loved giving each other such a bad time!! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family

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