Lois Jean Grauman Reimer was born April 26, 1933, in a farmhouse near Harvey, N.D. Lois graduated from Harvey High School in 1951 and began attending Tabor College in Hillsboro the following fall. At Tabor, she met Roland Reimer.
Roland and Lois were married at the Harvey, N.D., Mennonite Brethren Church on Aug. 22, 1953. Lois was a devoted wife to her husband in his role as a minister in churches in Topeka, Denver, Colo., and Wichita.
Lois supported Roland as he completed college in Hillsboro, graduate studies in Fresno, Calif., and doctoral studies in Pasadena, Calif. Throughout her professional life, Lois was employed and worked administratively in medical records, as a secretary/receptionist and as a human resource assistant.
Lois was the mother of two children and grandmother of five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Emma (Seibel) Grauman, one sister, two brothers, three half-brothers and husband, Roland.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Karen Reimer of Overland Park; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Sandra Reimer of Visalia Calif.; granddaughters, Elizabeth (Ryan) Parks, Rebekah (Brad) Kingsley; grandsons, Michael (D’Ann), Daniel (Tom) and David J Reimer; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Collin and Logan Parks, William and Anna Grace Kingsley, and Aaron Reimer, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Lois passed away at Schowalter Villa on Feb. 23, 2022, following a brief illness. A graveside service was planned for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at Buhler Municipal Cemetery. A memorial gathering is being planned. Details are pending. The family requests memorial gifts be designated to Schowalter Villa, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, Kan., 67062.