Lois H. Gagner
June 24, 1927 – April 3, 2018
Lois H. Gagner (nee Letten), age 90. Beloved wife of the late Thomas R. Loving mother of Charlane, Susan, Lynna, and LuAnn (Frank) Flores. Proud grandma of Cheryl (Daniel) Yarbrough, Dawn (Randy) Sherman, Amanda (Mark) Frystak, and Ethan Flores. Cherished great-grandma of Brandon, Kyle, William, Nellie, and Wyatt. Devoted great-great-grandma of Ariana, Brandon Ayden, and Austyn. Caring sister of the late George (Erma) Letten and the late Myrle Kuhn. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Tuesday 9am prayers from Ridge Funeral Home (6620 W. Archer Ave. Corner of Natoma) to a 10am mass at St. Maurice Church (3615 S. Hoyne). Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 3-8pm. For more info call 773-586-7900.
- Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
- Prayer Serivce Tuesday, April 10, 2018
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 10, 2018
- Burial Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Lois H. Gagner
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April 24, 2018
I wrote this to honor a wonderful woman, Lois Gagner. I'm so very proud to say is my Mother..I can't list all her great qualities. She was loved by so many. I don't think she realized how many loved and admired her. Always helping everyone & her family. A proud Grandmother of 4, Great grandmother of 5 and yes a Great Great Grandmother of 3. Five girles and Oh my God finally six boys she is tellin my father all about them now. She loved all of them. She was so giving never asking for anything in return. What a strong woman she was not afraid to take on anyone or anything. She woulld say she was angry not mad & mever said good bye on the phone she just hang up.. Oh yes she made us mad at times. As for myself I learned how to be strong just like her. I'm so proud of her for teaching me how to take care of myself & respect others. I only hope she was proud of me. Yes we had arguments & didn't talk for a day but we survived made up & argued again. I wouldn't have traded her for anyone else in the world. She took care of me & it was my turn to take care of her which I was proud do. Sometimes it was so hard but I would give in to her because I knew she would win in the end. It was her way or no way she was just so stubborn. I guess I'm kind of the same way. I love her for the way she was & I always will. I want to thank her for all the wisdom, strength and love she gave me.. I'll see them again. They will always be in my heart & thoughts forever. What great parents they were.They taught us how to love & be respectful. Sometimes it wasn't easy growing up for all of us but we got threw it. It's so hard for me to say good bye to her so what I need to saying is we have always been together & you were a remarkable Mother. I'll always love you both so very much, remember that always.You need be with Dad now. I know he wants his sweety home.. He let you be with us for a little over 31yr. Our time is up with you. Fly home my little angel RIP in Dad's arms love you both always
April 18, 2018
Mom it's only been a week today you spread your wings and flew home to Dad. Just want to tell you I love you more today then I did yesterday. I feel you're still here with me telling me what to do and you work in mysterious ways something I was looking for I actually found today because you forced me to go out and go to the bank to take care of business. You will always be my guardian angel love you just remember that be happy with Dad and your family that's in heaven with you.
April 15, 2018
How do I start a 90 year long story and condense it into a short memorial speech? Well, I do that, by saying those of you who really knew my grandmother knew she did things on her terms in her own time. If we stop and think about all of her accomplishments, we would be in awe, but right now, I would like to focus on the loving, caring, respectful way she raised the children in our family. Her career of raising children spanned almost 70 years from her oldest daughter Charlane, to my mother Susan, to Lynna to her baby LuAnn, then, 3 years after Luann was born along came her eldest grandchild,my sister Cheryl. Followed by me a year later, after me, the good Lord decided to give her 15 years to recover, then came Amanda. She loved that little girl from the day she was announced. You could see the joy in her eyes when she held that child it was amazing. She was back in her element of taking cares of babies. Then 3 years later there was Ethan, Ethan Thomas the first grandson and the pride and joy of the family not just the pride and joy of grandma but the whole family was thrilled that someone finally had a boy and LuAnn and her husband Frank gave this boy the honor of being named after our grandfather better known as Poppa. Unfortunately, Poppa never got the to chance to meet his grandson Ethan was born in 1989. 3 years after Poppa passed. The list goes on with 2 great grandsons Cheryl's boys, Brandon and Kyle, then some 18 years or so later, she became a great great grandmother to Brandon's kids, Ariana, Aiden and Austin and to Amanda's kids William and the twins Nellie and Wyatt. To say taking care of all of us was what she did, minimizes the effect she had on our lives. At least for me, she taught me to be strong, independent, loving, caring, thoughtful forgiving and most importantly to respect our elders whether we knew them or not.
Her love was unconditional and for that grandma I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will forever cherish our times and conversa
April 15, 2018
Something my Mom would say we all think she at rest we all that Mrs Gagner rest rook a rest she just kept on going. So this what she would tell us.
DO not stand a my grave and weep I not there I so DO not sleep.
I am the thousands winds that blow.
I am diamonds glint on snow.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
DO not stand a my grave and cry I am not there I did not die.
Mom you left us with tough shoes to fill but we are going to be ok. There is a part of you in each one of us girls you taught us how love laugh and care for others but most all did teach us and that was respect. Will miss know about that you were the wind beneath my wings you grave so much of yourself and never asked for anything in return. Till we meet again Love you Charlane
April 15, 2018
You had a life full of love and a heart full of gold. You lived your life for our family. You taught us all how to love and forgive. You proved your determination when you taught yourself to speak after the Dr said it would not be possible. There will never be a day that goes by that I don't think of you... But you are with Poppa now and that make my heart happy. We will all meet again... Until then fly with the angels and keep your ever watchful eye on us all... Love, Dawn & Randy
April 05, 2018 | Gypsum, KS | Grandchild
April 11, 2018
Mom today is your day to go home to Dad and to see your mother,father,brother and sister. I hope you were proud of the arrangements we made for you. I hope you will be eternally happy now. I just can't say good bye to you so what I will say is I will love you and dad always and forever. Till we see each other again RIP my little Angel time to spead your winges and fly home.
April 9, 2018
Your Mom was such a strong woman and set a good example for all you girls to follow. I know you will miss her. Prayers to you and your family. Smile when you remember how special your relationship with your Mom was.
April 8, 2018
Dear Lois' Family,
My deepest and sincerest sympathy go out to all of you. In times when you find yourself struggling through a day or a moment stricken with sadness and grief missing our Lois, you can honor the wonderful woman she was by finding strength in her. Think of a time you shared with her and be proud to have that memory together. Imagine her standing tall, and then hearing her voice straight out speaking her mind, being as stubborn as she needed to be to have it her way! And always feeling the love that she gave as she cared for all in her life. Remember Lois is not gone, she lives on in all of you forever until you meet again. She has eternal life with God the Father, with whom we ask that his grace have mercy on all of you bringing you much peace and love.
Jeanne Marie Sansone Altman
April 8, 2018
April 6, 2018
LuAnn, Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
April 6, 2018
What more can I say about this wonderful lady that I had the privilege of calling her mom for 90. Yrs She was our rock ,And will be missed by many . She was loved by everyone but knowing she is in a better place gives some comfort for our loss it's still going to be a long time for the pain to heal.Mom just knowing you are going to be with family makes me feel better give them the business when you see them Love You Always.
April 5, 2018
Dear Lynna & Family
I did not know your mother very long, But what I did recognize, she was a very spry woman for her age. As well as as a very loving & caring person. Family was everything to to her. You were all blessed with such a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt & Great Aunt. I know she will truly be missed. But she is no longer in pan & now with (your dad ) her husband in Heaven.
April 5, 2018
To my Mother I just need you to know how much I love you please never forget that. You & dad will always be in my mind & my heart as long as I'm alive. We will be together again I'm sure. I love dad & you so very much.