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Lois D. Spenst

April 22, 1929 — May 2, 2017


Lois Spenst, 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Langdon on May 2, 2017.

Lois was born April 22, 1929, to Chester and Addi Rouse of Loma. Lois graduated from Langdon High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Mayville State College. In 1948, she married Ralph Spenst while teaching in Waterloo Township. She continued her teaching career in Gordon Township, Alsen, and Langdon High School.

Lois was generous and always willing to help students before and after school. She was an active National Education member. She encouraged her children and grandchildren to pursue college degrees. She loved to read, taught Sunday school, and had a strong Christian faith.

Lois is survived by her husband, Ralph; their two daughters: Lou Loewen, and husband Wesley, of Overland Park, KS, and Phyllis Schroeder and husband Nathaniel, of Bismarck, ND. Lois has four grandchildren: Reginald Loewen of Fort Collins, CO, Ethan Loewen of Overland Park, KS, Natalia (Schroeder) Canaj of Leipgiz, Germany, Erika (Schroeder) Greenwood of Warrenton, VA and three great- grandchildren: Isabelle and Danny Loewen, both of Fort Collins, CO, and Gabriela Eve Canaj of Leipzig, Germany. Surviving siblings include Dorothy Kjos of Langdon, Alice Krohn of Osnabrock, Laura Connelly of Las Vegas, Corine Horton of Denver, and Harris Rouse of Grand Forks.

The family wishes to thank the Altru Hospice staff. Their care and compassion will not be forgotten.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Swiss Mennonite Church in Alsen, ND. Visitation will be at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon on Friday, May 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Bethel Cemetery, rural Langdon, following the funeral service.



Funeral Service

Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:00 AM

Swiss Mennonite Church

Alsen, ND



Visitation will take place Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon, ND.

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