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Lois R. Wiens

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Lois R. Wiens 78, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her Newton residence.  She was born September 25, 1938 in Newton, Kansas to Willard H. and Olga E. (Regier) Regier. On October 25, 1963 she married Willard W. Wiens in  Elbing, Kansas and he survives of the home. They attended First Baptist Church in Newton, Kansas.


Lois was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church in Elbing.  She retired from the Newton Medical Center after 23 years.  She has a passion for Girl Scouts and was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts.  She enjoyed bowling at Playmor Lanes in Newton and relaxed by reading books.  Her family was important to her and she greatly enjoyed spending time with her loving family and many friends.


She is survived by her husband Williard of the home; Daughter Karen Wiens of Newton;  son: Jim (Kim) Wiens of Newton;  daughter: Wendy Gronau (Pat O’Hare) of Topeka; one brother Bob Schmidt of Newton; 2 grandsons: Evan Gronau (Megan Hall) Ottawa, KS and Avery Gronau of Wichita, KS.


Lois is preceded in death by her parents, Step Mother Elma Regier and brothers Eldon Regier and Duane Schmidt.


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Newton with Pastor Chip Bungard presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at Petersen Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas.


Memorials are suggested to Newton Medical Center Auxiliary or Newton Girl Scouts in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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