Funeral services for Lois M. (Godtland) Undahl, age 84, of Albert Lea will be heldat 11 AM on Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Reverend Jennifer Gonsalves will officiate. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea. Visitation will be Friday from 4-6 pm at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Lois died in the morning of Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at St John's Lutheran Home.
Lois Marilyn was born on October 11, 1935 in Albert Lea to Arthur and Grace (Clemmetson) Godtland - making her the 10th of their 12 children. Lois graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1953. In 1956 she was entered in the Miss Albert Lea Pageant where she placed 3rd. She was united in marriage to DeVerne Roger Undahl, Emmons MN, on August 19, 1961 at Grace Lutheran Church. They spent 39 happy years together. Sadly, DeVerne passed away shortly before their 40th anniversary. Together they had 3 children, sons, Todd and Greg and daughter, Amy.
Lois worked at Dahl's Grocery, Medical & Surgical Center, Benson Optical, Albert Lea
Optometric Clinic, St John's Lutheran Home, Herberger's and CAS (Complete Automotive Services) - where she worked with her son. Lois enjoyed singing anywhere and everywhere: school chorus, church choir, at weddings, funerals, in the car everywhere! You name it and she belted out a tune! She was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. She was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church, singing in the choir for many years, was on the altar Guild and counted money every Monday morning. She was a member of the very exclusive "Lois Club". She loved to bake, baking cookies, banana bread, and Lefse were just a few of her all-time favorites. Most importantly Lois loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren and was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. There wasn’t a day that went by that she didn’t say “Uff-Da.”
Lois is survived by her sons, Todd (special friend Noemi) Undahl, Greg (Sarah) Undahl, daughter, Amy (Brian) White, grandchildren, Nicole Koester, Jacob (Cambria) White, Caleb White, Connor White, Gage Undahl, Kinley Undahl and Johnathan Fleek and great grandson, Anthem White. She is also survived by brothers LuVerne Godtland, Ronald (Karen) Godtland, sister in law, Sandy Godtland, Goddaughters, Karen Crawford, Deb Godtland-Bernin, Gretchen Anderson, Diane Boelke, Shari Jenson and several other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband DeVerne in 2001, grandson Jordan Koester, grand baby White, great granddaughter Echo White, her parents Arthur Sr. and Grace Godtland, father and mother in law Gilmer and Pearl (Loberg) Undahl, brothers, Glenn (Eleanor) Godtland, Arvin "Donald" (Dorothy) Godtland, Ellsworth (Jeanette) Godtland, Arthur Jr. (Ollie) Godtland, Raymond "Buddy" Godtland, Richard Godtland, sister's Georgia (Arnold) Johnson, Arlene Godtland (in infancy 1920), Ruth (Dale) Whiteis, sister in law, Jeannie Godtland, sister/brother in law Phyllis (Gene) Monson, goddaughters Marcie Godtland and Michele Lester and many nieces and nephews.
Lois will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. We take comfort knowing that she safe in the arms of Jesus and singing in the Heavenly Choir. Blessed Be Her Memory.