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Lois L. Nass

July 31, 2018

LEBANON -- Lois Louise Nass, 74, of Lebanon, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center of Johnson Creek.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon with the Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial will take place at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Lebanon. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or to a charity of one’s choice.

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

Lois Louise Christian, daughter of Elmer Sr. and Alma (nee Oestreich) Christian, was born on Dec. 21, 1943, in Lebanon. She graduated from Watertown High School in June of 1961. Lois and her husband, Waldemar “Wally” Nass, were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1962, in her hometown of Lebanon. Lois and Wally were rarely seen apart; their devotion to each other was a gift that Lois prayed for since she was a young girl and a true inspiration to everyone in their lives. Together, Lois and Wally enjoyed traveling and hiking. Besides outside activities such as bird watching and gardening, Lois was known for her cooking and baking, which went well beyond her immediate family.

Lois dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren, actively supporting her family and community by volunteering at blood drives, church mission trips, Lebanon Historical Society and many other outreach programs. Lois was a member of the Dodge/Jefferson County Beekeepers Association and Wisconsin Honey Producers for 45 years. Their hobby business, Paradise Honey, helped make many lives sweeter not only because of their delicious honey but because of the listening ear Lois always offered their customers who often became friends. Those who knew Lois remember her today through her charitable acts of kindness and love. She was considered to be a second mother to many children and was known to them by many names including Oma, Lowie, Grandma and Tanta. She was always helpful, encouraging and her faith was evident in all she did.

Lois is survived by her husband, Wally; children, Gay (David) Saari, Beth (Troy) Sherven, Greg (Anna) Nass, Heidi (Rod) Strauss and Tammie (Geoff) Sinibaldo; grandchildren, Chelsey Saari, Kianna Saari, Ally Draginis, John (Claire) Draginis, James Sherven, Dominique Engstrom, Tyler (Molly) Winkelman, Dalton Winkelman, Hunter Nass, Cassie Strauss, Quaid Strauss, Joe Sinibaldo and Mia Sinibaldo; and great-grandchildren, Poppy, Cedar, Evelynn, Sawyer and Aubrey. She is further survived by brothers, Martin and Nordien; sisters, Ardell Clark, Karen (Ward) Genz and Mary (David) Wolff; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding Lois in death were her parents, Elmer Sr. and Alma (nee Oestreich); sister, Valera Jaeckel; and brothers, Roland, Elmer, Kenneth and Armund.

Our heartfelt thanks for the genuine concern and loving care she received from the entire staff at Aurora Summit Medical Center and Rainbow Hospice.

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service

611 E. Main St. Watertown

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