Lois A. Redler, age 78, of Ogallala, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2023, at Perkins County Hospital in Grant.
Lois was born on October 14, 1944, in Dunlap, IA, to Martin and Leone (Johnson) Benedickt. She grew up in Dunlap and attended school there.
In October of 1967, Lois married the love of her life, Vernon Redler. The couple made their home in Atlantic, IA, for a time before moving to Omaha, Lexington, and then Denver, Colorado. They lived in Trenton, NE, and Rifle, CO, before finally settling in Ogallala in 2016 to be closer to family. Their union was blessed with two children, Bobbi Jo in 1969 and Greg in 1968.
Lois had a long career working at the 7-Eleven Convenience Store chain. Following her retirement, she later found work at Walmart, both in Rifle and Ogallala, which was a job she really enjoyed.
Lois seemed to be loved by everyone. She had a gift for touching the hearts of those she met. She was gentle, kind, and a woman of deep faith. Her genuine spirit allowed people to open up to her. Lois was truly precious to those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She always had a big smile, even through tears. Lois was known for sharing scriptures on her social media Monday through Saturday as an encouragement to family and friends.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Jean Bernal; brother, Joe Benedickt; sister, Sue Kinnersley; and brother-in-law, John "Bill" Delehant.
Survivors include her husband, Vernon of Ogallala; children, Bobbi Jo Taylor and Greg Redler, both of Ogallala; grandchildren, Keegan, Sara Jane, Gage, Mackenzie, Emma Jo; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Novie; sister, Pat Culver of Mitchell, South Dakota; brother-in-law, Ventura Bernal of Denison, IA; many nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial has been established in Lois' memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com.
Graveside services for Lois will be held on April 17, 2023, at 11 am CST at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. A memorial book signing, with family receiving friends, will be held on Sunday, from 2 pm until 5 pm at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.