The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday, June 2, 1999 - P. A2
Lois Margaret Spieker
Lois Margaret Spieker, age 65, of Adell, was lovingly called home to be with her Father in Heaven on Tuesday morning, June 1, 1999, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Lois was born on Nov. 4, 1933 in McClusky, N.D., a daughter of the late Rev. Edmund and Florence Kleinert Zapf.
She graduated from high school in Edgeley, N.D. and went on to attend Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minn. and Concordia College in Seward, Neb. Lois pursued an education major and taught grades 1-8 at the parochial school in Adell.
On June 16, 1956, Lois was united in marriage to Merlin W. Spieker at St. John Lutheran Church in Sherman Center with her father, Rev. Zapf, officiating. Lois and Merlin farmed in the town of Sherman for many years.
In her younger years, Lois played the organ for her father's church services. She also taught piano lessons, confirmation classes and Sunday School classes.
Lois was the LTI supervisor for the Random Lake area and was a former member of the Random Lake Library Board. Until the time of her illness, Lois was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and an Avon representative, which she greatly enjoyed.
Lois was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She went through life with a song both in her golden heart and on her precious lips. Lois enjoyed gardening, music and was a lover of poodles. She cherished time spent with her grandchildren. She was loved dearly and will be deeply missed forever.
Survivors include her husband, Merlin; three children, seven grandchildren; one sister, one sister-in-law, her mother-in-law; nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Edmund and Florence Zapf, her father-in-law, Otto Spieker; her brother; a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; her aunt Lydia and Aunt Til and other aunts and uncles.
The funeral service for Lois Spieker will be held Saturday; June 5 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Sherman Center. The Rev. Bryan Osladil, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Friday, June 4 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
A memorial fund has been established in Lois Spieker's name.
The Wilk Funeral Home is serving the family.
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your precious face.
God saw you were getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you
And whispered, "Come with me."
God came down to be with you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
With tearful eyes we watched
As we saw you fade away,
And though we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.