Lois Twidt, age 95, a lifelong town and country resident of the Adair, Iowa area, passed away on August 29, 2023, at the Community Care Center in Stuart, Iowa.
Lois Jean was born February 9, 1928, in rural Adair, to Edward and Edna (Vokt) Wedemeyer. She attended and graduated from the Adair High School in 1946 and was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and, later, Holy Cross Lutheran of Anita.
On March 22, 1949, she married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Twidt. Together, they farmed and raised their three children near Adair until their retirement in 1998, at which time she and Kenneth moved to Adair.
Lois had unmatched homemaking and family life abilities. In addition to raising children, gardening and canning became part of her daily life. She raised chickens and eggs for sale to local restaurants and families. Lois was an excellent seamstress, making everything from baby and doll clothing to bridesmaid dresses and business suits for her daughters as they graduated from college. Lois loved to embroider, making many quilts and wall hangings. Her art is easy to find when you visit her children’s homes.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Edna Wedemeyer; her husband, Kenneth Twidt; brothers-in-law Leonard, Harold, Norman, and Howard Twidt; and sisters-in-law, Doris and Geraldine Twidt; and niece, Marilyn Wolfe.
Lois is survived by her son, Del (Jo Ann) Twidt of Fountain City, WI; two daughters, Marcene (David) Oberholtz of Adel, IA and Marcia Spangler (David White) of Johnston, IA; a grandson, Erik (Ella Rippley) Twidt of Cochrane, WI; great-grandchildren Eli and Evie Twidt; brother Gary Wedemeyer of Adair, IA; and numerous nieces, a nephew and several cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Adair, with burial in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, just north of Adair. Visitation with family will occur starting at noon prior to funeral services. Join the family at the Adair Community Building following the committal service to help celebrate Lois’ love of the best part of a meal – dessert!
The family would like to thank Pastor Weishaupt and Lois’ many friends who regularly visited her. A special thanks to the staff at The Willows Assisted Living and the Community Care Center in Stuart and St Croix Hospice for their loving and caring support.
Lois will be well-remembered by her family and friends for her unwavering love and support. In heaven, there is rest.
Services are handled with the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Adair, IA.