Lois was called home August 2, 2019. She was born December 21, 1921 at home in Minneapolis to Edwin and Deborah Ehlert. She graduated from West High in 1939 and from the University of Minnesota in 1943 with a degree in Home Economics. It was there she met the love of her life, Neil. They married shortly after graduation. Lois taught Home Economics in Edina during World War II while Neil was serving in Europe. Following the war, they lived briefly in St. Paul and started a family before settling in Richfield. Lois resumed her career in 1964 and taught for an additional twenty years in Minneapolis, once being named Minnesota’s Home Economics Teacher of the Year. After retirement, she worked several years at Land O’ Lakes with their seasonal help line. Lois was very involved in the Twin Cities Home Economics community, volunteering in the College of Home Economics at the U, serving as president of the Friends of the Goldstein Gallery and Phi Upsilon Omicron and serving as vice president of the Minnesota Home Economics Association. This work led her to be named as one of the college’s 100 Honored Alumni. She was also very active at Mt. Olivet Church often serving in the kitchen and volunteering both in the church office and at Cathedral of the Pines Camp as a cook. She was famous for her sour cream twists, her homemade rye bread and especially, her blueberry pies. Lois was preceded in death by her husband Neil; parents, Edwin and Deborah Ehlert and siblings, Helen Ehlert and Robert Ehlert. She is survived by a brother, John Ehlert and daughters, Terry Schultz, Debra (Grant) Peterson and Ann (Robert) McNattin; son, Donald (Sue) Haugerud, ten grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren. She was a devoted and loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother. The family would like to issue a special “Thank you” to the staff at Johanna Shores and the Optage Hospice team for the outstanding care they provided and friendship they shared during her last years. The memorial service will be at 11:00 Thursday, August 22 at Johanna Shores, 3220 Lake Johanna Blvd., Arden Hills with the visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Struthers Parkinson Foundation, University of Minnesota - Goldstein Gallery or donor’s choice.