Lois M. Plendl, 84, of Maurice, died suddenly Friday, November 19, 2004 at the Orange City Hospital following a brief illness.
Lois Maxine Lang was born Dec. 1, 1919, on the family farm in Sherman Township, rural Sioux County, the daughter of George and Clara (Werley) Lang. Lois was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Reading Township. She began her education at Sherman #4 country school and later graduated from Maurice High School in 1938.
Lois was united in marriage to Edmund Plendl on August 30, 1947 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Following their marriage, Lois and Edmund settled on the farm where Lois was born. Along with assisting her husband on the farm, Lois enjoyed tending to her garden and raising chickens. Lois and Ed were blessed with four children: Mark, Lee, George, and Ruth.
Lois enjoyed gardening, playing the piano for family and friends, playing cards and in her younger years was a 4-H leader. She cherished the time spent as "grandma."
Lois and Edmund are members of Calvary United Methodist Church in Le Mars where she was a member of the Martha and Dorcas Circle. She had also served for a number of years on the Calvary Trustee Board.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Edmund of Maurice; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and his wife, Ellen of Orange City, Lee and his wife, Sharon of Maurice and their two children, Chris and his wife Michelle Plendl and Corey Plendl, and George and his wife, Judy of Orange City and their two children, Seth and Lucas Plendl; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Jack Bennett of Sioux Falls, S.D., and their children Rebecca and Jesse Bennett; two great-grandchildren, Eric and Katelyn Plendl; and many friends throughout northwest Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Clara (Werley) Lang.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Le Mars with the Revs. Mike Janes and David Higdon officiating. Interment will be in the Sherman Township Cemetery, Maurice. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. today (Monday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family will be present throughout the day to greet friends.
Pallbearers will be Mark Plendl, Lee Plendl, George Plendl, Jack Bennett, Chris Plendl and Corey Plendl. Honorary casketbearers will be Seth Plendl, Lucas Plendl, Rebecca Bennett, and Jesse Bennett.
Memorials can be directed to Orange City Health Systems.