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Lois M. Navis

d. October 30, 2020

Lois M. Navis, 83, of Waupun, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at Ripon Community Hospital.

Lois was born July 27, 1937 in Waupun, WI to Leonard and Winnie Dykstra Loomans. Lois graduated from Waupun High School in 1955. On July 11, 1958 she married Jerry Navis in Waupun. The couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Lois volunteered at the Christian School Library for more than 40 years. She spent her life as a homemaker raising 5 children, managing a large garden, cooking, baking and canning. She was a skilled seamstress and made clothing for the family and herself, she also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and made sweaters and afghans for most everyone in the family. Since 1975 she loved going to their cottage in Wild Rose on weekends. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and completing crossword puzzles. Lois was a life-long member of First Christian Reformed Church where she sang in the choir and was in charge of the flowers.

Lois is survived by her four children: Keren Derksen of Waupun, Kathy Navis (Dan McCarty) of Door County, Keith Navis (fiance Tracy Hoeppner) of Waupun, and Karl (Angie) Navis of Waupun; 8 grandchildren: Jason (Tifany) Derksen, Adam (Jenny) Derksen, Casey (Liz) Derksen; Mickey (Amanda) Derksen; Sadie (Luke) Huffman, Derek Navis (Brittany Killiam), and Taylor and Paige Navis; 11 great-grandchildren: sisters-in-law: Wilma Navis, Bev Kowalski, and Maxine Loomans; brother-in-law, Larry (Mary) Navis; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry in 2006; son, Kelvin Navis in 1985; brothers: Donald, George, Glenn and Kenneth Loomans.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Funeral services for Lois Navis will be held Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Gregg Zonnefeld officiating.

Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton.

The family would like to thank Jessica Bryan and the staff at Prairie Ridge for the loving care given to Lois.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Waupun Christian School Library.

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