Lois Patterson, 86, Belmond, died August 23, 2019 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond. Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will take place at the Belmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 -7 PM Tuesday at Ewing Funeral Home in Belmond and continue one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church.
Lois Ann was born to Milford and Gladys (Soma) Mehl on Sept. 2, 1932 near Kanawha. She lived in Belmond her entire life, graduating from Belmond High School in 1950. She enjoyed band, chorus, spelling contests and roller skating.
Her greatest joy was caring for and serving her family and friends. She married Frank Patterson in 1954 and was blessed with four children. Lois loved being a full-time homemaker and mother. She was active in their lives teaching Sunday school, VBS, and was a Camp Fire and a Cub Scout leader. She and Frank later divorced and remained friends.
In earlier years Lois worked in the office at General Mills. After raising her children she sold Avon, worked at PSI, and as a CNA at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.
An active member of Trinity Lutheran, Lois enjoyed serving in women’s and children’s ministries. Her faith in God was important to her as evident in her gentle and loving spirit, her joy in serving, and her stewardship.
Lois enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, canning, sewing and playing cards and board games. In later years she traveled with a group of friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister Arlene Greenwood and brother Marlin Mehl.
Left to honor and cherish her memory are her children Mark (Judy) of West Des Moines, Craig (Lynn) and Curt (Brenda) of Cedar Falls, and Lori (Scott) Ward of Norwalk; grandchildren Ben Patterson (Liz), Joe Patterson (Ashley), Alex Patterson, Bill Patterson, Lucas Patterson (Katie), Tony Patterson (Lisa), T.J. Patterson (Tara), Travis Ward (Christie), Natalie Patterson, Haley Iehl (Mark), Austin Ward (Lauren), Rachel Patterson and Joslin Lee (Jeff); great- grandchildren Claudia, Veronica, Miko, Cooba, Samuel, Abram, Sloane, Lane, Leo, Lincoln, Aiden, Brody, Cole and Ellie Patterson, Abigail, Emma and Jacob Iehl, Gavin, Morgan, Grayson and Colin Ward and Eleanor Lee; her sister Eunice Banning of Belmond; and brothers Raymond Mehl of Laguna Niguel, CA and Eugene Mehl of Lillington, NC.