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Lois Schreiber, 1928-2019

Lois M. Schreiber, 91, of Albert Lea passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea. A private celebration of life will take place with family and she will be laid to rest at Clarks Grove First Baptist Cemetery.

Lois Schreiber

Lois M. (Hanson) Schreiber was born Jan. 21, 1928. A life-long resident of the Albert Lea area, Lois grew up on the family farm in rural Clarks Grove and went to country school before attending Albert Lea High School. She met her husband, Merlin Schreiber, while working at Montgomery Wards. Lois and Merlin were married May 30, 1948, at Clarks Grove First Baptist Church parsonage. Lois was a dedicated mother to her two sons, Michael and Scott, and spent several years as a homemaker before returning to work at Anderson’s Fashions and other dress shops. Lois was known for her fashion sense and gift of gab. In her retirement, she loved visiting with friends and family, shopping and maintaining her home. She was an exceptional baker and cook and enjoyed hosting family and friends for holidays and other gatherings. In her final years she found great joy in becoming a great-grandmother to her great-granddaughters Sienna and Gabbie and regular visits from family and friends.

Lois is survived by her sons Michael (Margaret) Schreiber of Chanhassen and Scott (Kristin) Schreiber of Albert Lea; grandchildren Wesley Schreiber of Mayer, Elizabeth (Tim) Nehring and their daughters Sienna and Gabriella of Pine Island and Kate (Adam) Redweik of Denver; sister, Pat (Terry) Pederson, of Albert Lea; and several nieces and nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin, in 2009; her brother, Harry; sisters Elizabeth and Dorothy; and many extended relatives and friends. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community and St. Croix Hospice for taking care of her during her final days.

Memorials can be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.