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Lois Boies
December 7, 1935 - June 14, 2021

Lois Boies, 85, of Oelwein passed away Monday June 14, 2021.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Tuesday June 22, 2021 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Services will begin at 10:30 AM on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.  A memorial fund has been established.

Lois Carolyn Boies was born in Oelwein on December 7, 1935 to parents William and Carrie (Barnes) Hoth.  She attended schools in Oelwein, Viroqua, WI and then graduated from Wausau High School in Wisconsin with the class of 1954.  Lois completed nursing training at St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital in Cedar Rapids with the class of 1957.  On September 29, 1957 she was united in marriage with Richard Boies at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein.  She then worked as a nurse in Independence, Manchester and Oelwein from 1957-1978 when she joined Richard in owning and operating Dick’s Café in Oelwein.

Lois was involved in the community as much as her busy life allowed.  She served as a Brownie Scout Leader, was a member of the Fraternal Order Of Eagles, Order OF The Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary in Oelwein, TOPS, Faith and Friends and was also proud to be a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein. 

Lois enjoyed sewing, a skill taught to her by her mother and father.  She also liked to quilt, knit and crochet.  When she was not doing that, she could be found with a book in her hands, as she loved to read.  Her greatest joy in life was her family.

Left to celebrate Lois’ life are her children: Christine (Joel) Curtis of Shakopee, MN and Janice (Kevin) Minton of Hazleton; her grandchildren: Nathan Valinski, Megan Oldenburger, Jered Valinski, Melissa Tucker, Kerrie Burroughs, Katie Nolan, Kaela Minton, Cass Minton, Kristie Boies, Billy Boies, Jacob Boies and Alexis Boies;  eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; her sister-in-law Jeannette Hoth; her daughter-in-laws: Gail Deterding and Julie Boies; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband (1996); her sons: Tim Boies (2003) and Dan Boies (2012); her brothers: Eugene Hoth and Larry Hoth; her sister Doris Carolan; her sister-in-law Doris Hoth and her brother-in-law Bernard Carolan.


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cathy Martin on June 23, 2021 at 5:13 AM said:

A great lady indeed!
Joan Whalen Tellin on June 21, 2021 at 7:38 AM said:

So sorry for your loss... she was such a special person, always greeted people with the smile. Had a heart of gold.
Deb Saathoff Karsten on June 20, 2021 at 4:22 AM said:

Chris, Janice and families, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Nancy & Lyle Miller on June 19, 2021 at 9:15 AM said:

Sincere condolences. Great lady & fun sense of humor. May she rest in peace & we'll say prayer for all.
Larry Knapp on June 19, 2021 at 5:28 AM said:

My sympathies Janice, Kevin and Family.
Sheryl Gosse on June 18, 2021 at 10:15 PM said:

Chris & Janice: Sorry for your loss, have known your mom many years,been neighbors twice, most recent at CManor. Always enjoyed visits with her at our dinners or sitting outside in nice weather. Always enjoyed eating at your folks restaurant, Dick's Cafe. Am sure Dick, Tim and Dan have lots of news to update her on. Cherish your memories, carry on the traditions and be there for each other. She was a good mom.
Garry/Betty Davidson on June 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM said:

Lois was a classmate of mine back in 1946-1949 in Oelwein. Lois was a very nice girl, well liked by all who knew her. After Betty and I married we lived next door to her parents and communicated with Lois frequently. Our sincere sympathy and condolences to her family. God Bless.
Verna deTemmerman on June 18, 2021 at 12:31 PM said:

My sympathy to all of Lois'family. She was a very sweet lady and my neighbor at Central Manor. I've known Lois for many years. She now is now at rest with her Lord.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her friends and family.
God bless you all.
Vern deTemmerman

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