Lois Saue, 93, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Spokane, Wash.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo, with the Rev. Donald S. McKee officiating. Arrangements are with Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo.
Lois Marie Ost was the second daughter of Harold Ivan Ost and Mabel Ardis (Bourne) Ost. She was born on Feb. 22, 1926, and grew up on a farm in Chippewa County, before her parents moved to Montevideo. She attended and graduated as salutatorian from Montevideo Central High School in 1944. In high school, she met her future husband, Gorden Palmer Saue. Lois and Gorden were married in the Methodist Church, in Montevideo, on Jan. 14, 1945.
Gorden served in the Army during World War II. Following his discharge, Lois and Gorden moved to Minneapolis so that Gorden could attend the University of Minnesota on the GI Bill. Their two children were born in Minneapolis; a son, Gregory Lee, and a daughter, Jacqueline Marie.
After earning a B.S. degree in pharmacy, Gorden began his career as a pharmacist, eventually becoming a senior executive at a national pharmacy company. Over the course of his career, Lois and Gorden lived in various locations in the Midwest, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, before retiring to Ventura, Calif., in 1981.
In Ventura, both Lois and Gorden became licensed real estate agents and launched a successful second career selling real estate. When Gorden died in 2002, Lois moved to Spokane, Washington, to be near to her son and his family. At her death, she was living at the Riverview Lutheran Care Center in Spokane, where she had served for many years as the president of the Care Center Residents Association.
Lois' sense of adventure and fun, her humor, her love of children, and her thoughtfulness and kindness endeared her to family and friends.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Ardis Borg.
She is survived by her other sister, Marlis (and Dale) Kvanli, of Willmar; her children, Gregory (and Lucinda) Saue, of Medical Lake, Wash., and Jacqueline Saue (and William Birney), of Kensington, Md.; three grandchildren, Ilse (and Steve) McClary, of Ventura, Calif., Gretchen Saue, of Cheney, Wash., and Kevin Birney, of Washington, D.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Lauren Saue Fletcher, of Cheney, Wash., and Ian, Dylan, Logan and Mason McClary, of Ventura, Calif.