Lois F. (Aldrich) Beyer, 86, died Sept. 26, 2021 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond. Services will be Friday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home in Belmond, with Pastor Nancy Hofmeister officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Graceland Cemetery near Rowan.
Lois Fae, daughter of Raymond and Neva (Hinckley) Aldrich, was born Oct. 16, 1934 on the family farm outside Rowan. She attended country school and graduated from Rowan High School in 1952. Lois continued her education at the Evangelical School of Nursing in Marshalltown, obtaining her nursing degree in 1955, beginning her lifelong passion of helping others.
Lois married Raymond Beyer on Jan. 16, 1956 at the Rowan Methodist Church. They were truly a team, enjoying 64 loving years of marriage; they are together again.
The couple raised their four children in Rowan where Lois was very involved in their activities. She was a 4-H leader and the first to sign up to be a chaperone on any trip.
She was an active member of the United Church of Rowan where she was involved in the Women’s Club and Come Join Us. Lois showed kindness in her daily life. She volunteered at the hospital and liked staying busy in her community. She was a member of the Lions Club where she enjoyed fundraising dinners, KidSight, and was a chapter and district officer.
She loved traveling, and the family enjoyed numerous camping trips. She was a big supporter of the Iowa River Players and enjoyed attending their performances.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond in 2020; sisters-in-laws Kay Aldrich, Nina Beyer and Jean Carman; brother Larry Aldrich; and brother-in-law Everett Carman.
Lois is survived by her children Michael (Narela) Beyer of Carrolltown, TX and their children Allen, Arthur and Mina; Nancy Beyer of Belmond; Mary (Eric) Bisinger of Central City and their children Steffanie and Zackary; and David (Jane) Beyer of Van Vleck, TX; brother Don Aldrich; sister-in-law Wilma Aldrich; and brother-in-law Roger “Skip” Beyer.
The family asks that rather than sending flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.