Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Lois Ellen Muylle

March 26, 1931January 17, 2020

On Friday evening January 17, 2020 just as a gentle snow starting falling outside, our mom Lois Muylle died peacefully in her home on Leslie St. after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Her’s was a modest life but an important one. Important because she taught us by example that unwavering devotion to family and friends, plus honesty and integrity are the ingredients for a good life. Lois was born March 26th 1931 in Diamondale to Ted and Esther Ostrom. In 1940 the family moved to south Hayford street and Lois became a city girl. In the late 1940’s a country boy from Mason, Louis Muylle, showed up sporting red suspenders for a teen dance at the Prudden Center in Lansing. Lois and Louie met there and were married July 8th, 1951. They were partners for life until Louie died in 2015. Lois graduated from Eastern H.S in 1950. She worked hard all her life first as a bank teller for East Lansing State Bank and later a check out clerk at the Laingsburg IGA. Lois and Louie enjoyed their retirement years wintering with friends in Texas and Florida and spending summers at Sandy Pines. Lois is survived by her three sons David (Carrie) Muylle, Gary (Emily) Muylle, Steve Muylle; grandchildren Andrew, Austin, Sarah, Zach,Heather, Neal, Devin, and Stephanie; grandsons Drake, and Trace, and their mother Bambi; great-grandchildren Ella May, and Levi; sisters Barbra Kulpa and Joan Holley, and brother Barry (Evelyn) Ostrom. Besides her parents and husband Lois was preceded in death by brothers Nelson Ostrom, and Ward Ostrom. The family invites you to a visitation on Wednesday January 22, from 4-8p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home at 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, Mi. The same funeral home that fourteen year old Lois and her best friend Ginny Faggion would walk by on their way downtown in the 1940’s to get ice cream. There will be no funeral and a private burial will follow later. The family wishes to give a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers from First Lite Home Care and the staff of Great Lakes Hospice Care who took care of Lois as if she were their own mom. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020


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Andrew Townsend

January 22, 2020

I only met Lois Muylle on one occasion a number of years ago and then it was only for a short time; so I never got to know her very well.

She, however, left evidence of her greatness as a person and as a mother in the raising of a son, and my good friend, David.

I am sure she will be missed by her family and friends. My condolences go out to all of them. Carol joins me in sending our sympathies.

Andrew Townsend

Steve Boehm

January 21, 2020

Dave, Carrie and the rest of the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steve Boehm

Donna Queen

January 20, 2020

I send my sympathy to all the family. Lois was always so kind and smiling all the time. May she rest in peace with her husband and family/friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you as you remember all the fun times you had with your mom/grandma. She is always with you in spirit.
Donna (Kulpa) Queen

gene smith

January 20, 2020

our deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family. gene and jim smith

Robert V & Mary Lowe

January 19, 2020

Lois was my cousin. Although she was several years older then me, I still enjoyed her company when our families got together. She was a caring and very soft spoken person whose family was most important to her. When I saw Lois this past summer I did not recognize her and know that she would not want to continue living life as it had become and is at peace now and with those relatives that went on before her. She will not be forgotten. R.I.P.

Tracey Cornell (Halfmann)

January 19, 2020

I remember Lois from when I would spend time with my grandparents (Al and Joyce Halfmann) at Sandy Pines. She was a very sweet lady. I am very sorry for your families loss.

Donnie Brown

January 18, 2020

Louie and Lois was the best neighbors you could ever have miss you both.