Lois Nies - Departed on Jan 07, 2019 - Green Bay, WI
Lois Nies - Departed on Jan 07, 2019 - Green Bay, WI

Lois Nies

Born in Green Bay, WI on Jun 29, 1929

Died on Jan 07, 2019 and resided in Green Bay, WI

Lois M. Nies, 89, Green Bay resident, passed away peacefully January 7, 2019, with her family at her side.  She was born June 29, 1929, in Green Bay, to the late Raymond and Senarita (Manders) Daul. 

Lois attended East De Pere High School. While growing up, she lived with her Uncle Maurice and Aunt Mary Daul along with their three sons, Francis, Lloyd and Ronald, helping with farm duties.  She enjoyed being a part of their family.   

She married the love of her life, Earl Nies, on September 10, 1949, at St. John's Catholic Church in Morrison by Rev. Haen. Following their marriage, they started their farming life together.   Lois shared in all the daily responsibilities related to managing a farm and enjoyed planting and tending to her garden.  Lois was a loving, adoring and devoted wife to Earl for 68 years, supporting him throughout his farming and plumbing careers.  

 Lois and Earl were blessed to have 6 wonderful children.  She took great pride in being a caring and loving mother and raising her children and enjoyed being a homemaker.  Lois was an excellent cook and took pleasure in serving her family wonderful family dinners.  Holidays were always special with Lois’s cooking.   

Lois was a devoted Catholic and attended mass regularly at St Bernard’s Church with her husband Earl. Her spirituality was a very important part of her life and she practiced her faith in all the good things she did for others every day of her life.  

She liked bowling with her husband, friends, and family. Lois especially cherished celebrating birthdays together with her husband’s sisters and brothers playing cards.  She loved dancing at Bluestone Dance Hall with her husband. She cherished the good times she and Earl had with their very dear friends Betty and Bob Linzmeyer. Lois also enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul and St. Bernard Parish.   

Lois is survived by her six children: Mary Nies and her husband Phil Yankovich, Pocatello, ID; Carol Metzger and her fiancée Glenn Schmidt, Winfield, IL; Kay Nies-Toren and her husband Jay, Sinking Spring, PA; Michael Nies, Green Bay; Mark Nies and his wife Stacy, Fond du Lac; and Jean Thorpe and her husband James, Naperville, IL.  Lois also has 10 grandchildren: Kara Nies Yankovich, Kristen Metzger, Tyler and Austin Toren, Alex and Abbie Nies, Chandler and Cory Nies, Sarah (Justin) Lanman and Emily Blackwell. Lois enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow up and was proud of the young adults they have become. She is also survived by her brother, Roger (Kay) Daul, Waupaca; brother-in-law Cyril (Laura) Nies, Greenleaf; sister-in-law Sophie Biddle, Cadiz, KY; sister-in-law, Joyce Nies, Henderson NV; brother-in-law, George Linzmeier, Cato; nieces and nephews. 

Lois was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Nies; her step-mother, Irene Daul; Uncle Maurice and Aunt Mary Daul; her sister, Delores Carmichael; three sisters-in-law; Theresa (Louis) Pansier, Rosemary (Robert) Lenss and Rita Linzmeier; three brothers-in-law, Ferdinand (Beatrice) Nies, Norbert Nies and Elmer Biddle.  Also preceding her in death are other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday with a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Friday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. Mark Vander Steeg officiating. Entombment will be in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Parish Wake Service: Thursday Jan 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Visitation: Thursday Jan 10, 2019, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Cemetery: Friday Jan 11, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Allouez Catholic Cemetery Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday Jan 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church

Visitation: Friday Jan 11, 2019, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Jeane Smits

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