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Lois O. Flanders

Lois Flanders, 97, of Heartland Eventide in Devils Lake, ND, and formerly of Langdon and Calvin, ND, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at CHI Hospital in Devils Lake.

Lois Orpha was born April 26, 1921, the daughter of Claude and Lena (Whitmore) Gage. She was born at the family farm in Grey Township east of Calvin, ND. She attended school at Grey School through her high school years. Lois was united in marriage to Donald Leslie Flanders on June 29, 1940. They made their home on the family farm east of Calvin.

Lois was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Presbyterian Church of Calvin and Langdon. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years and dedicated her beautiful alto voice to the Calvin Church quartet. Lois and her husband, Donald, were avid campers through the Good Samaritan Club, played cards, and in her younger years, she threw a mean bowling ball.

Lois is survived by her children: Duaine (Peggy) Flanders of Benson, MN, Richard (Marlyn) of Calvin, ND, and Janice (Mack) Evans of Elysian, MN; grandchildren: Stephanie Martin, Sue Ellen Hodnot, Bruce Flanders, Heidi Evans, Mark Evans, and Kari Hill; eight great-grandchildren; and brothers Warren Gage and Duane Gage. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald; sisters: Norma, Joyce, and Betty; brother Eugene; and grandson Brian.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Langdon Presbyterian Church with Reverend Sue Mackey officiating. Visitation will take place one hour before service time at the church. Burial will be in the spring at Corinthian Cemetery near Calvin, ND.

Visitation will take place one hour before service time at the church. Burial will be in the spring at Corinthian Cemetery near Calvin, ND.

Funeral Service

Friday, April 19, 2019
11:00 AM

Presbyterian Church
423 8th Avenue
Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will take place one hour before service time at the church. Burial will be in the spring at Corinthian Cemetery near Calvin, ND.

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We express our sympathy to the Flanders family. Lois was a neighbor of ours when we lived at Calvin. She played an important role in the life of the Presbyterian Church in Calvin when we lived at Calvin. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Janise and Marvin Duncan May 1 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of the Lois Flanders family at this time. Anna

Anna Valentine Spivey Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM

What a wonderful, caring lady! I always enjoyed visiting with Lois as she was always well informed about any and every subject we'd visit about farming, gardening, news events, etc. Lois was the first customer of my families Lawn Mowing business and was always so appreciative and encouraging to them throughout her years in Langdon. We will always think the best of Lois and will miss her dearly. Ron Beneda & Family

ronald beneda Apr 19 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to all her family and friends. Lois was one of the classist ladies I knew. I always enjoyed visiting with her and Judy at Cedar Inn. Prayers to you all.

Nicole Nelson Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM

What a beautiful lady. She was the first one to greet my mother, Regina Hoffmann, at Heartland Assisted Living, making Mom feel more comfortable with a familiar face. Mom enjoyed her company for the many years she lived there. Sincere sympathies to the Flanders family as you celebrate a long life well lived.

Jane Wirth Apr 16 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed visiting with Lois when I stayed with my mother at Eventide. She was playing cards with the gals when I visited two weeks ago.

Susan Hofseth Apr 16 2019 12:00 AM

Flanders Family, So sorry for your loss of Lois! She was a great lady and we enjoyed visiting with her so much. She truly had a kind heart and will be missed for sure, but what a nice long life she lived! You have our condolences.

Cory and Katie Hoffarth Apr 15 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear the news about Lois, she was always a pleasure to talk to. I last saw her about two years ago when we stopped to visit in Langdon. Even though it had been some time since I had seen her she recognized me immediately. She had an excellent memory and was fun to talk with. My sympathies to the families. Sandi Ridley Nielsen

Sandi Ridley Nielsen Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM