Lois Marie Meincke, age 89, of Lake City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a short battle with acute leukemia.
She was born on Nov. 19, 1927, to Edward and Olive (Reveling) Betcher in Lake City.
She married Richard Henry Meincke on Feb. 6, 1946, at St. John's Lutheran Church at Lake City. They farmed in Mt. Pleasant Township until 1979, when they moved to Lake City. They enjoyed 70 years together. In September 2015, Lois and Richard moved into The Bluffs of Lake City.
Lois attended rural and Lake City schools, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1945. She was very active in her community and worked in several local grocery stores in Lake City.
Lois was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a member of Ladies Aid. She belonged to the Merry Maids Birthday Club, VFW Auxiliary, and Lake City Medical Auxiliary.
Lois and Richard enjoyed spending 31 winters in Arizona. She enjoyed her leisure time fishing, playing cards, sewing, crafts, porcelain dolls, dancing and most of all spending time with family.
Lois is survived by four children: three sons, James (Linette) Meincke of Lake City, Daniel (Elaine) Meincke of Lake City, Randy (Lori) Meincke of Lake City, and one daughter, Mary Kay (Jon) Gravenish of Lake City; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Bernice Dahling of Lake City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; parents; two brothers, Donald and Raymond Betcher; and two sisters, Dorothy Schwirtz and Eleanor Gerken.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Paul Otto and the Rev. Nathan Cordes officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City and one hour prior to the service at the church.
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