Lois Eilers, age 97, of Marshall, MN formerly of Canby, MN, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Avera Marshall Hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Canby, MN with Rev. Leroy Hopper officiating. Burial will be in Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Montevideo, MN. Visitation will be Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the Church.
Lois Eilers was born on November 2, 1923 in Waverly, IA to Kenneth and Florence (Ormston) Mether. She lived in Faribault, MN as a child before moving to Canby, MN where she spend the majority of her life before living in Marshall MN for her last few years. She passed away peacefully at the hospital in Marshall on Friday, November 20, 2020. On July 24, 1945 she married the love of her life Iver “Bud” Eilers. They had three children: Patricia, Doug and Mark. Their chosen profession was farming which she loved dearly. She was always in tune to the weather and what the farmers were doing at any given day of the year. Lois also worked at several local businesses over the years. Those businesses included the Canby bakery, Jim’s Red Owl, Jake’s and Duebers. She often talked of the people she used to work with and the customers with fond memories. For Lois, the most important thing in her life was her personal relationship with Jesus. She accepted him as her personal Savior at a young age. She was an extremely strong person and no matter what life threw at her, her faith never wavered. Having a handicapped son only gave her more unconditional love, losing her husband at the age of 51 and her father the very next day only made her stronger. She had our family in church the very next Sunday as that is where her strength came from, the Lord. Lois loved music and was a fixture at the piano for many of those years at the Full Gospel Assembly. She never knew how to read music but taught herself to play by ear. She would say you start singing and I will follow. She sang at many weddings and funerals in her younger years. She reminisced that doing so was a great honor and joy. Her favorite style of music was southern gospel. She really enjoyed The Gaither’s and attending live concerts when she could.
Lois is survived by her daughter Patricia, son Mark, daughter-in-law Lynda and grandson Cameron. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her one son and many other extended family members.
We know Mom’s desire would be for all who remember her today to take the time to stop and reflect on your own life and your eternity. The gifts God gives us are unconditional love and forgiveness. All we need to do is acknowledge that we need him and his forgiveness. Please pray, Lord Jesus come into my heart today and receive him as your personal savior too. The Bible says when one comes to know him the angels rejoice and we know Mom will join right in singing with the angels over you.