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A memorial service for Lois M. Loof, age 93, of Mesa, AZ, who passed away on June 30, 2019, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IN, will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Valley Baptist Church in Milbank, SD. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will follow the service at the Milbank City Cemetery.
Lois Marie (Trapp) Loof was born on September 12, 1925, to Effner and Estella (Helm) Trapp. In her youth, she accepted the Lord as her Savior and became a member of Grant Center EUB Church. She lived a life that displayed her testimony to her family and friends. She graduated from Milbank High School in 1943. After high school, she worked as bookkeeper for the Milbank Creamery and as a welder in Wisconsin during World War II.
She married Harold August Loof on September 26, 1947, and became a homemaker as well as helping on the family farm. Harold preceded her in death in July of 2018 after almost 71 years of marriage.
When Harold retired in December 1984, Lois and he spent their winters in Arizona and summers in South Dakota. In 2010, they sold their family farm and became full time Arizona residents.
During their retirement years, they enjoyed traveling and spending as much time as possible with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Lois is survived by daughter, Jean (Rick) Myers, Michigan; son, Tom (Marilyn) Loof, Arizona; and daughter, Mary (Steve) Sommer, Indiana; also surviving are eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Verlyn Loof; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; brothers: Vernon and Duane Trapp; sister, Judy Buescher Winkleblack; and one infant sister, Irma Jean.
The family has requested that memorials be directed to the following: The Gideon’s International or Sunshine Acres Children’s Home, Mesa, AZ.