In Memory of

Lois A. Simmons

November 7, 1926 - December 24, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Lois A. Simmons

Lois A. Simmons

Born: November 7, 1926
Died: December 24, 2020
Age: 94

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     Lois A. Simmons passed away on December 24, 2020, at the Spencer Hospital.   She was born November 7, 1926 in Sac County, Iowa, to Frederick and Frieda (Clausen) Blass.

Lois graduated from Spencer High School and worked as a bookkeeper at Bjornstad Drug Store until marrying Donald L. Simmons on March 5, 1949.  They settled on the “Hospital Farm” south of Spencer and in 1969, they moved to the farm once owned by Don’s father.

     Lois was a member of First English Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, stewardship secretary, and member of the women’s guilds.  She was a leader of the Sioux Township girls 4-H Club in the ‘70s and ‘80s and also served in various roles, including as Superintendent, in the Baked Goods Department at the Clay County Fair.  She volunteered for many years as an Election Day poll worker for the Clay County Auditor’s Office.  She has been a resident at St. Luke Lutheran Home since 2017.

     Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don, and siblings and spouses, Norman Blass (Dorothy), Carol Wegehaupt (Walter), Weldon (Bob) Blass (Gladys), Helen Groenewold (George), and Vivian Mulder.

     She is survived by sons Steve Simmons and John Simmons of Spencer and daughter Anne (Rich Oarr) Simmons of Alexandria, VA , as well as grandsons, Nicholas (Michaela) Simmons and Marcus Simmons of Spencer.

     The family wishes to thank Dr. Sather and Dr. Dvorak and the nurses at Spencer Hospital for their care during her hospitalizations.

     Memorials can be sent to the Clay County Fair, Spencer, Iowa.

Graveside Services will be 7:00P.M., Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Northlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Spencer.
Pastor Lee Laaveg
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa


Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:46 AM
“So sorry of her passing. I remember her as one one the nicest people I have ever met. God Bless”
- susan depew (Krumm)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 8:20 AM
“Anne and many great memories with your Mom! What a beautiful heart she had! She made our slumber parties the best! Remember? My condolences in the loss of your dear sweet Mom!”
- Sondra Wimmer
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:38 AM
“My sincere condolences to Anne and family. Your mom always had a smile and hello for me. May many warm memories comfort you. ”
- Lisa (Ewoldt) Elliott
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 5:24 PM
“My sincere condolences Steve & John. Regardless of age it’s always too soon to lose a parent. God’s peace to you”
- Chapman David
Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 10:01 AM
“We were so sad to learn of Lois' passing. I have fond memories of her as my 4-H leader. I always enjoyed talking with her! ”
- Karensue Calhoon Hensley
Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10:16 AM
“John, Steve & Anne, I'm sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. ”
- Randy Huckfeflt
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:03 PM
“Anne and family. So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a very sweet lady. I often talked with her at St. Lukes when I would visit my Mom. Hold on to your sweet memories. God's blessings to you. ”
- Lisa Andersen Buchan
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 1:50 PM
“Our sincere condolences. Her kind spirit, quiet but forceful voice, and sincerity will be remembered forever.”
- Lois Muhlbach
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 3:10 PM
“Anne, I am really sorry for the loss of your mom. I really enjoyed the routine of calling and chatting with her in the evenings. I will miss her.”
- Richard Oarr
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 12:35 PM
“Deepest sympathy to the Simmons family!”
- Jay Santage
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 12:35 PM
I am very sorry about your Mom!! I know she was a great lady!!
Peace to all of you!!”
- Bev Salton Dudziak
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 7:29 AM
“Johnny, Steve and the entire Simmons Family, I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother. May she rest in peace. Take Care.”
- Tony Lowe
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 7:29 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers. She will always have a place in our hearts. God Bless. ”
- Deb and Mike Wienhold
Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8:22 PM
“Lois, with her sweet smile, soft voice and & her kind, gentle demeaner was a genuine Christian lady! Now she is in Heaven enjoying her new crown! My sympathies to all the family. May God be with you all, wrap His arms around you, dry your tears and comfort you & bring you His precious peace. My sympathies!”
- Dolores Hatfield
Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:26 PM
“What a dear sweet lady. We always had the best conversations before Church and visiting at St. Luke's. Blessings and Hugs my friend.”
- Jo Gonnerman
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