Lois D. Wiedbrauk

August 14, 1926December 2, 2012

Lois D. Wiedbrauk

East Lansing, MI

Lois Delight Wiedbrauk, 86 years old; a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peaceably with family present at the Lansing Hospice, Stoneleigh Residence, December 2, 2012. She was the daughter of James F. Courier and Ethel Ingalls, born and raised in Muskegon, MI, spending many summers with her grandparents, Delbert and Rosa Ingalls in Charlevoix, MI. After graduating from Central Michigan University, she taught school at Tawas City. On March 31, 1950, she married Walter Wiedbrauk, and they had two daughters, Sheila and Denise. Her teaching assignments later were in Hale and Buchanan, MI, Michigan State University and the Lansing Schools at Sexton, Walter French and Otto. She continued her education at Perdue, Saint Mary’s of Notre Dame and Michigan State University to receive her Masters degree in education.

Her interests were in traveling, oil painting and flower gardening. Her travels included China, Spain, France, New Zealand and many trips to Canada and across the USA. She participated in oil painting classes at St. Mary’s, Leland Beaman at Jackson, MI, MSU, Paulette Stephens in Gulf Shores, AL, Joyce Pike from California with two weeklong sessions in Traverse City and a weeklong session in Scottsdale, AZ. She cared for extensive flower gardens at her home, enjoyed Japanese flower arranging classes and was a member of the Greater Lansing Garden Club.

Lois will be lovingly missed by Walter Wiedbrauk, her husband of 62 years; daughters Sheila Adams, San Antonio, TX and Denise (Don) Slabaugh, Okemos, MI; grandchildren Cathryne (Wade) McNamara, Brandon (Benee) Adams, Heather Adams and Danielle Slabaugh, all of Austin, TX; great-grandchildren Brylen Adams and Lucia McNamara; sister Leone Mick and niece Dianne Underwood, nephew James Livingston from Bellaire, and cousin Don (Kay) Heise from Charlevoix, MI.

The family will receive friends at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 East Grand River , East Lansing on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, December 6, 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Penelope Swartz of Peoples Church officiating. Interment will follow at Glendale Cemetery, Okemos. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Lansing, Stoneleigh Residence, 4052 Legacy Pkwy, Ste. 200, Lansing, MI 48911 in memory of Lois.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Lynn Gibbs

December 8, 2012

Dear Walt, Sheila, Denise and grandchildren, It's sad when it comes time to say good-by to a loved one especially one who was so full of fun and humor. I'm sure she's relieved to be rid of the difficult consequences of her strokes and is at peace. I do appreciate having the chance to see you all again and to meet some relatives I had never had the opportunity to meet. Amidst sadness is joy in each other and knowing she is in a better place. Lyndell Gibbs "Lynn"(daughter of Nellie Ingalls who was a first cousin of Ethel Ingalls mother of Lois.)

Joanne Bauer

December 5, 2012

Walter and family, I am so sorry to learn of Lois' death. She made a lot of creative contributions to Garden Club while she was an active member.

Tina Ray

December 4, 2012

Dear Denise & Don, It is with great sadness that we convey our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We read about the many gifts your mother had, & we noticed that she cultivated many within you. In time may you find peace in your mother's memory. Tina Jeff and kids

Jay Ingalls

December 4, 2012

Walt, shocked to read your e-mail. Found Lois' obit on line. Very sorry to hear of her death. Our prayers are with you and all your family. Jay and Charlene Ingalls, Yukon, OK

December 3, 2012

Dear Walt,
I treasure our memories of so many years.
Lois had so many talents that she nurtured to perfection.
She never stopped sharing her knowledge with others.
Your love for each other has been a true testimony of what real Love is.
David and I we're blessed to share a great friendship.
Love and Blessings to you and your family.

Cindy Travis

December 3, 2012

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of the family. May God bless you all during your time of sorrow. Hugs!

December 3, 2012

Walt. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We remember her beatiful paintings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Dee-Dee (Garcia) Webb

December 3, 2012

Rest In Peace Mrs. Wiedbrauk. I can still do basic stitches and I thank you for teaching me at WFJH. God bless those who are grieving your loss. You were a wonderful teacher.

Amy Vallier

December 3, 2012

Dear Denise and Don and family: I would like to say our thoughts and prayers with you all. Love you!!
Amy Filice-Vallier & Rick Vallier and Sue Filice

Toni Guralewski

December 3, 2012

Dear Denise,

Our sympathies to you and your family. Even though we never met her, your Mom appears to have been a most accomplished person who enjoyed all she could and was a full participant in life. She definitely is reflected in you and memories will be there forever.
Love, Toni and Greg