Lois A. Dennler

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December 4, 1931 - March 4, 2018
Born in Carroll, NE
Resided in St.Louis, MO

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Lois A. Dennler (nee Lundahl) age 86 of Saint Louis, Missouri, Sunday March 4, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Earl G. Dennler; cherished daughter of the late Lester and Helen Lundahl; devoted mother of  Kathy Jo Taylor, Richard (Erynn) Dennler and Debbie Dennler; loving grandmother of Drew, Brooke, Matt, Jon (Darcy), Elliott, Bryan, Tim, and Lucy; treasured great-grandmother of Kyler, Kaylee, Nathon, Will, and Charlie; dear sister of Marlene (Paul) VanderWeil; loving Aunt, Cousin, and Friend to many, including the Dolan Memory Care Family. Lois is preceded in death by her brothers Robert and Eugene Lundahl.

Lois was a foreign language teacher, an avid reader, and a gifted piano player. Lois and her husband spent 3 years living in Cairo, Egypt in the 1980's due to her husband's work assignment. They were able to see many parts of the world together. Lois and her husband enjoyed dancing and playing golf all through their 61 years of marriage. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lois was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorials to The Alzheimer’s Association.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Janis McGillick March 6, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Dear Dennler Family,

    I will always hold Lois in my heart. Dementia did not diminish her love of people, her insights into people or her soul.
    I so regret a planned trip to Kansas denies me the opportunity to attend her celebration of life. Please know how much your dedication, love and advocacy means in this world. Thank you for designating memorials to the Association. We must and will eliminate this disease. But your mother showed the world how to wear it with dignity!

    Peace and support to your entire family.

  2. Yvette Jones March 6, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Lois will always be in my heart.She meant the world to me.I lost my mom in 2000 and Lois just felt like my mom.She birightens my day every morning and Thursday night was our night together just her and me.Lois is truly missed.R.I.P. and in Heaven

  3. Jim Boswell March 6, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    candle 7Lois had a glimmer in her eye. And so did Earl. I first met them when I was 12 years old and now, in retrospect, at age 60, I realize they were wildly and happily carnal with each other because no two people could look at each other as I observed and not be such. And knowing all three of their kids, you know that the party wasn’t over at conception. They just kept having fun all through their lives and loving people and laughing. I know that it was Lois who just died, but I can’t help thinking of them as the perfectly matched team that they were and thinking of them together with their crazy fun kids in tow. How do you beat that? There is no sadness when a thoroughly genuine person who led a full and good life loses the spark of her candle. There is only the example of how to live honestly and happily and laugh and share like she did. And she lives on because we see her in our minds’ eyes and laugh over the good times we shared with her and her quirky sense of humor. When you were with Lois, she made you feel that you were “in on the joke.” And she was my very first French teacher and later I lived in France for a total of almost nine years. Lois had a hand in that, too.

  4. Alfredia Cohen-Smith March 6, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    To the family of Lois Dennler – A quote from Helen Keller

    “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose for all that we love deeply become a part of us.”

    Praying God will show you his love through caring friends. May the love and memories you hold in your heart always sustain you and bring you comfort.

    Lois was always a Mother, a Sister, a Grandmother and True Friend her living was good! Expressing my deepest sympathy and condolences

  5. Ken Sowers March 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Kathy, Debbie, and Rick,

    I am sorry for your loss. My heart has been heavy for the last two days. Words cannot describe the love I have for your mom and your family. Earl and Lois was first two people who took a chance on me by hiring me to work for them at Mailboxes Etc. I can still remember the first day I walked into their store and meeting them for a job interview. Even though it was a job interview it really didn’t feel like one. I think we did more laughing than anything. In between the laughter Lois would ask me a question but we went right back to laughing again about something that Earl said or done. I quickly realize that, that’s was just the way Earl and Lois was. They truly enjoyed life and they made sure whoever was around them enjoyed life as well. I don’t think anyone who met them didn’t walk away feeling the love they shared. At the time I didn’t know that not only was I getting two great bosses but I was also getting an extended family. They hired me as a employee and at the same time they welcome me into their home as part of their family.

    There is so much I can say about Lois that I could write several pages and it still wouldn’t be enough. I will just say that I LOVE her and I love each of you. I pray that GOD give you all the strength to get through this difficult time.

    • Rick March 12, 2018 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      Thanks brother.

  6. Willie Mcgee March 7, 2018 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss my deepest condolences to the family.

  7. Amanda Richardson March 8, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

    So so sorry. I know how much she was loved. She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts are with all her family at this time.

  8. CARLA (KIRBY) BROWN March 8, 2018 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Nearly 49 years ago, I was lucky enough to have Mrs Dennler as my homeroom teacher and French teacher at Herbert Hoover Junior High in Sioux City, Iowa. She not only was a wonderful educator, but
    also a great mentor for all of us. I know she touched the lives of so many students along her extensive career and I hope her own children will gain comfort from that fact. I know the trials of having a parent suffer from this horrible disease as my own mother is also battling it. We all need to gain comfort and strength from the memories we’ve been given from our wonderful parents. We also must be thankful for the peace your mother has now been given. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families at this time. Sincerely, Carla (Kirby) Brown

  9. Karen Miller March 8, 2018 at 11:00 am - Reply

    candle 6Mrs. Dennler was my 9th grade Spanish teacher at Hoover. I loved that class!

    One time Mrs. Dennler told the class — “If you guys REALLY concentrated on studying for the actual amount of time you SAY you studied, you would really know this stuff.” Of course, she was right. I have carried that sentiment with me for many years; it applies to more than just study skills.

    With sympathy to Mrs. Dennler’s family and friends,
    Karen Miller, Lincoln, NE

  10. Robin Franciscovich March 8, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Nos sincere condoleances a la mort de votre mere bien-aimee.
    My brother Steven and I both truly enjoyed her French classes at Hoover. Her classes were a wonderful retreat during those turbulent junior high years. She was witty and charming, but strong enough to command a class of intelligent mischief-makers. Surely angels led her into paradise.

    Robin Raher Franciscovich and Steven Raher

  11. Cassandra Solomon March 8, 2018 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    candle 6I’m so greatful for having had the opportunity to know Lois. She truly was the life of the house and is already so deeply missed. I’m very sad that I can not be there on Saturday and am sending prayers and hugs to all her kids and family who loved her. Please don’t be strangers and come visit us at Lyon when you can… we will miss seeing you guys as well. Be strong and have strength in knowing that Lois is dancing with the angels now…..

  12. Kathy Droste March 8, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Debbie and Family, I recall knowing your mother when you first moved here from Missouri and thinking what a true lady she was with an open heart for all your new friends. Great example of raising a wonderful family. Thinking of you – Kathy Droste

  13. John and Mary Ann Levi March 8, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts are with the family. Remembering what joy she brought to many! Lois was such a joy to be around. She and Earl will have a beautiful reunion!

    • Rick March 12, 2018 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Yes, they are together again! Thank you, hope to see you one day soon.

  14. Kristin Johnson Kulash March 9, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

    I had Mrs. Dennler for French at Hoover in the sixties. She was an excellent teacher, and a smart, funny, kind person. She inspired in me a lifelong love of French language and culture in particular, and of foreign languages and cultures in general. I send my sincere condolences to her family.

  15. James Taylor March 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    candle 2I will forever miss and love you Lois…you were my mother-in-law for 25 years and without you I would have never met Kathy and your family and never had such beautiful children in Brooke and Drew. You were nothing short of kind and loving to me and my family…I will cherish that for the rest of my life. Peace and Love James

  16. Susan and John Dendrinelis March 10, 2018 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Debbie, Kathy and Family,
    We’re very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Lois. Hoping that beautiful memories and the support of friends and family will sustain you in the days ahead.
    Our sincere condolences,
    Susan and John Dendrinelis

  17. Eric Lundahl March 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I am very sorry for the passing of my Aunt Lois. I learned about it yesterday. As such, I was unable to attend the memorial services. Though I have not seen Aunt Lois since Uncle Earl’s funeral, she was a large part of my childhood, and young adulthood, through family vacations, anniversaries, and the many family weddings. Aunt Lois was a kind, considerate and loving person who always accepted me into her family. I spent many summers with the Dennler family, and both Lois and Earl treated me like one of their own children. Aunt Lois was strong willed, but also had wonderful sense of humor. Things that she and Earl would do,still make me laugh. Aunt Lois was the best big sister to my father. She always provided the love and support that he needed. Even as a young child, I could see that.
    When I think of Aunt Lois, I always think of Uncle Earl, I’m happy they are together now.

    Eric Lundahl

    • Rick March 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you Eric, very thoughtful words and memories. Not sure if you remember hearing this but my mom constantly would slip and call me Gene, always saying how much I reminded her of her little brother when I was growing up. Many fond memories of those summers when you and your family came to town. Hope to see you sometime in the near future.
      Rick

  18. MB July 9, 2018 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Lois inspired me to pursue interest and study of four foreign languages! I loved her attitude in life. MB

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