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Lois Lau

October 22, 1935 ~ April 10, 2020 (age 84)


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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