Lois Mae (Reinhart) Boe’s obituary

Boes, Lois Mae (Reinhart) age 90, left us peacefully on June 20th. Preceding her death were her parents Louise & Al Reinhart, brothers & wives Virgil Reinhart (Marie), Melvin Reinhart (Kathleen) and Rev. Ralph Reinhart; Infant son Ronald and daughters Karen Oman and Cynthia Boes. Survived by her 69-year-old husband Vernon Boes and daughter Sandra O’Brien (Kevin); grandson Jennifer Oman (Nick Merchant and great-grandson Hudson), Lindsay Ring; Casey O’Brien (Tricia), Brady O’Brien (Jade), Shane O’Brien; Jim and Mahideh Oman and Annie Isler; and her only sister Jean Knobbe (Urban). Also survived by our “lunch cousins”, brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Lois was born in Mount Carmel (Carroll), Iowa and grew up on a farm. She met the love of her life, Vern, her “Breda boyfriend,” at the Fancy Works booth at Mount Carmel Fair when she was 18, and the rest is history. Lois and Vern raised their 3 girls, moving across Iowa and eventually to Minnesota due to Vern’s job at Cargill. During those years, Lois was a lifelong learner, attending classes, writing, self-publishing stories and books. She worked as a receptionist at a tennis club and became a proficient doubles player, making friends along the way. She was an accomplished musician from a young age, playing the piano and singing and always encouraging her daughters to do the same. She had an adventurous spirit and traveled the entire United States alone on a train journey before Vern’s retirement. She will be remembered most for her witty sense of humor and ready laugh. She knew how to make life fun and believed that humor was a very important part of it. She also had a tender heart and had a special relationship with children and the elderly throughout her life. Her heart also beats for the poor, the vulnerable, the disenfranchised, and she generously champions their causes. Lois was the heart of the family and will be greatly missed. Our only consolation is that we believe she is now celebrating with so many dear family members who preceded her in death. We are so grateful to the nursing staff at The Glenn Hopkins (especially the devoted Resident Assistants), the Interim Hospice and the Twin Cities Physicians for all the love and care she has received. Christian Funeral Mass on Friday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel – St. Joseph Campus, 1310 Main Street, Hopkins, MN 55343. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to order a Make a donation in honor of Lois to The Glenn Hopkins, 1011 Feltl Court, Hopkins, MN 55343. Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020

Published on June 30, 2022

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