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Wayne Memorial Park
Sunday February 28th, 2016

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Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home
Sunday February 28th, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home
Sunday February 28th, 2016

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Lois Lau

Funeral Services for Lois Carol Lau will be held when social distancing guidelines have been lifted.

Lois Lau was born October 22, 1935 to Clarence and Sena (Hauge) Flatness in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She grew up in rural Glenville and graduated from Albert Lea High School. On June 14, 1953, Lois was united in marriage to Archie Lau. The couple had four children and the family made their home in Albert Lea.  Before retiring, she worked as a Beauty school teacher, a beautician, and a home health aide. She also served as a hospice volunteer. Lois passed away on April 10, 2020 having lived to reach the age of 84 years.

Lois was a lifelong member of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School, was a member of Circle as well as the Alter Guild.  She loved God and knew the Bible well. She was a member of the Lois Cub and was active in 4-H as her children were growing up. Lois was a great cook and was known for her buns and pickles.  She loved gardening and growing and canning vegetables so they would last the winter as well as growing flowers, especially gladiolas. Lois loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren deeply and often used her skills of sewing and quilting to make quilts for them and others.  Lois also enjoyed being a winter Texan.  She and Archie lived in Fiesta Texas for 30 years making several lifelong friends.

She is survived by her son, Roger Lau of Loveland, CO; daughters, Barb (Kent) Nelson of New Richland and Brenda (Rich) Newman of Albert Lea; grandchildren, Jesse (Kazio) Lau, Amanda (Eric) Hlavacek, Chelsea (Phil) Hotka, Kris (Tammy) Nelson, Kelly (Tony) Martens, Katie (Jason) Meinzer, Kascey (Michael) Haslanger, Jillian (Luke) Clark, Adam Newman, Ashley (Clint Brua) Benson, Brandon (Megan) Lau, Alex (Christina) Lau, Haley (Jacob Mickelson) Lau and Keith Lau; great-grandchildren,Makenna, Dean, Julia, Brady, Blake, Christine, Emma, Brody, Allison, Carter, Corbin, Nathan, Cameron, Emma, Layne, Cole, Sophia, Sydney, Kourtney, Kali, Rylan, Broghan, Grant, Joselyn and Kiera; sister, Janice Houg; sisters-in-law Lois Flatness, Phyllis Lau; brothers Don (Jan) Flatness, Lyle (Barb) Flatness; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Sena Flatness; husband, Archie Lau; son, Ron Lau; brothers, Marlin (Donna) Flatness, Richard Flatness; in-laws Virgil (Gen Lau, Jim (Madeline) Hulshizer, Willis Lau; nephews David and Jim Lau; niece Debra Olson.

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Fly high Lois! You will be missed!
Barb & Family,
All of you have my deepest condolences on the passing of Lois. Extra hugs to all of you.
Monica Schutrop & Family

Monica Schutrop Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to read of your loss, Brenda. God bless

woofsters2001@yahoo.com Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to The Family of Lois Lau...thoughts and prayers.

Diane Vogt Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

I so remember Lois while we in 4H and at church. She was a wonderful lady and cared about people. We are so very sorry for you loss.
Larry and Joan(Olson) Grove

Joan Grove Apr 18 2020 12:00 AM

Lois and Archie were such good friends with my dad and mom, in fact she was my moms best friend and they so enjoyed their time in Texas. She was the sweetest. Loved her and I know she will be deeply missed.

Diane Fosness/Gillard Apr 18 2020 12:00 AM

so sorry to hear Lois Flatness Lau we were neighbors of Sena and Clarence several years ago we lived on the curve with our five children Lois so much looks like her Mom Prayers and Love to the family Bernice M King (Maynard passed away 5 years ago)

kingmayber@hotmail.com Apr 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lois Lau

June Goodnature Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

Brenda and Family...sorry to hear of your lost. I pray God's Angels surround you and loved ones.
My the peace of the Lord be with you and the comfort of his love.
Love and Blessings to you all. Enjoy the beautiful memories you can share with one another.

Judy Schreiber Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM