Lois E. Baldauf, age 95, of Menasha, WI, passed away on January 23, 2021.
Lois was born September 20, 1925 to N. Arnold and Carolyn (Gutzman) Sorensen in Neenah, WI. She graduated from Neenah High School in 1943. In 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, John Baldauf, and they continued to enjoy 61 years of marriage together until John passed away. They built their small Cape Cod home after John returned from WWII, and Lois lived in that home until October 2019. She enjoyed raising her two children, Barbara and David, spending time with her grandchildren, and having many close friendships with her neighbors. Upon her retirement she enjoyed pursuing her crafting and artistic hobbies.
Over the years, she worked in a bakery, taught a vocational leathercraft class, and spent some time working in retail at Pranges before she retired. In her free time, she enjoyed tending to her flower garden, going ‘bumming’ with John, and spending time with her family. Lois was an avid nature lover. She enjoyed weekly trips to the cabin on the Pine River in Saxeville, WI; watching birds nest in her window box; planting flowers; and just being outside. Lois loved animals, and she and John enjoyed the companionship of their numerous four-legged furry friends over the years.
She is survived by her son, Dave (Nancy) Baldauf of Burnsville, MN; son in-law Robert Becker of Woodbury, MN; grandchildren: Andrew (Carrie) Becker of Woodbury, MN, Ryan (Renee) Becker of Hudson, WI, and Greg Baldauf of Stevens Point, WI; great-grandchildren, Joshua Becker, Emmalee Crawford, and Nolan Becker.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John (2007) and daughter, Barb Becker (2013).
Private family graveside services will be held at Resthaven Cemetery in Menasha, WI where she will be laid to rest next to John and near her Barbie.