Lois Dau

August 31, 1925 — August 24, 2019

Lois Dau, age 93 of Algona, passed away on Aug. 24, 2019, at the Algona Manor Care Center in Algona.  Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona, with the Rev. Tom Schlund officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Riverview Cemetery in Algona.  

Lois Eileen Dau, the daughter of Joseph and Mildred (Spear) Fraser, was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Algona, Iowa. She graduated from Algona High School in 1943. On Sept. 18, 1949, Lois was united in marriage with William F. Dau at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Lois was the bookkeeper for Dau Garage Inc. She retired in 1988. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where served as the LWML president for 22 years and helped with vacation Bible school. Lois was the organizer of many family reunions. She enjoyed crocheting and gifted many afghans and other gifts.

Left to cherish Loisí memory is her husband of 69 years, William F.; children, William L. (Pam) Dau of Algona, Marilyn S. Nugent of Plymouth, Minn., Jeanne L. (Richard) Boone of Austin, Texas, and Laurel A. (Matthew) Meyer of Clive; eight grandchildren, Gayle Derfus, Nathan Dau, Jeanne Gengerke, Nick Dau, Jaclyn Estes, Michaela Meyer, Alyssa Meyer and Jack Meyer; 10 great-grandchildren, Troy, Sasha and Kira Derfus, Hayden Dau, Charlie and Nora Gengerke, William and Samuel Dau, and Sawyer and Sterling Estes; a brother, Virgil Fraser of Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister, Eleanor Brandow of Algona; a sister-in-law, Addie Fraser of Bloomington, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mildred, and siblings, Verl, Dorothy, Ron, Robert, Phyllis, Lewis, Harlan and Larry.

Memorials may be made in Loisí name and directed to Exceptional Opportunities. Condolences may be left at www.lentzfuneralhome.com.

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