Lois Lorraine Eilander, 85, of Newton died on Monday, October 25, 2021, at her home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 2, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, November 1, at the funeral home. Memorials in Lois’ name (checks made payable to Ed Eilander) may be left at the funeral home.
Lois, the daughter of George and Bessie (Spencer) Stier, was born on February 26, 1936, in Collins. She grew up in the Laurel area. She lived in many locations around the United States before being united in marriage with Lloyd E. Eilander on September 6, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri. They would make their home back in Iowa, living in several towns in Jasper County including, Killduff and Newton. Lois worked at Meisner’s, several factories around the area, and as the Dietary Manager at the Newton Community Schools. She was a member of the Baptist Temple. Lois was a talented artist and had attended a year of art school. She liked to draw, paint, quilt, craft, sew, and bake. She also loved spending time with family and friends including having Sunday dinners, playing cards, and going to family reunions.
Lois is survived by her children, David Robinson of Newton, Carol Robinson of Newton, Leonard (Sheri) Stier of Grinnell, and Lloyd E. "Ed" (Kandi) Eilander, Jr. of Newton; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Patricia Lapin of California and Connie Powers of Tennessee; many nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Dee Kendall of Rockport, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lloyd in 2007; three sons in infancies, Danny, Steven, and Dennis; two great-grandchildren, Isaiah Eilander and Dallis Harris; three brothers, Wayne, Hollis, and Irvin; and a sister, Cathy.
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