Lois Grimme, age 72 of Belvidere, SD, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at her home in Belvidere.
Services were held Monday, March 15, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
Music was provided by Syd Iwan, pianist, with congregational hymns. Special music was provided by Larry Grimme, vocalist, singing Lois' song "Love Is Blind."
Ushers were Harris Eisenbraun, Ken Toews, Chris Baldwin and Dan Rasmussen. Pallbearers were Chuck Fortune, Chuck Willard, Tom DeVries, Bob Fortune, Mark DeVries and Larry Dolezal.
Interment will be at a later date at the Tyndall Cemetery.
Lois Lucille Luebke was born on February 20, 1938, in rural Emery, at her grandfather's home, to Martin and Emma Luebke. She grew up in rural Parkston by Milltown and graduated from Parkston High School and Southern State Teachers College in Springfield, SD.
On July 28, 1961, she married Larry Rae Grimme at St. Peter Lutheran Church at rural Clayton. They lived in Scotland, SD, for three years before moving to Tyndall area where they farmed for 21 years and raised their three children.
Lois and Larry moved to Wanblee, SD, and later to Belvidere. During this time she taught at Sunshine Bible Academy and Belvidere Christian School.
She enjoyed working at 1880 Town where she made many friends and had fun helping people dress up in period costumes every summer. In addition, in the summer she cooked at Victory Bible Camp. She loved organic gardening, cooking, country living, teaching and tutoring students. She had a home business called Salt of the Earth selling herbs and spices. She was involved in many church and community activities.
Lois lived her life in the service of others by loving and showing kindness to all. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and she will be missed by her community of friends and neighbors.
She is survived by her husband, Larry, Belvidere, and their three sons, Michael (Kim), Steven (Nancy) and Marty (Stacey) and five grandchildren, all of Yankton. Siblings: Paul Luebke (Marlene), Parkston, Henry Luebke (Carol), Sioux Falls, Martin Luebke, Jr. (Karen), Garretson, Eunice Wermers, Spillville, IA, Lorna Peterson (Ed) and Marie Peterson (Delbert), Mitchell, Myrna Gammon (Ron), Betty Brown (David) and Lavonne Black (David), Memphis, TN.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfect in us. (John 4: 11-12).
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com