- November 24, 1940 - February 4, 2017
- Sterling Heights, Michigan
of Lois' Passing
National Scleroderma Foundation
300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105
Danvers, ME 01923
St. Blase Catholic Church
12151 15 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
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“Lois was a sweet lady. I will miss seeing her at the Friends of the Sterling Heights Library bookstore. So saddened to hear. Praying for her and her...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Loa S. - Sterling Heights, MI
“Dear Trudy, Lawrence and Family,So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Lois. Although we only got to visit at family events, I always enjoyed...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Connie Zbyrad - Lake Orion, MI
“Lawrence: We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your sister Lois.Our memories extend back many years to the times when we were young...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend
“Our sincere condolences to the family of Lois. She was always such a lovely lady.Her smile would always light up a room and she always had such...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Joe and Donna Kolasa (Theresa Riss-Gardner's daughter) kolasa - MI
“Dear Oser family, I was saddened to hear of Ms. Oser's passing. She with her pets Schatzie and Schnitzel were longtime clients of mine at Macomb Vet....Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Joann VanBuskirk - MI
“Dear Lawrence, Trudy, Family & Cousin Susan,Our sincere condolences on the death of your dear sister, LOIS. She was aninspiration to us. Lois's...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Benedict & Aurora Riss - MI
Lois Ann Oser, age 76, died Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Heartland Healthcare Facility in Sterling Heights. Lois was born November 24, 1940 in Detroit to the late George E. and the late Frances A. (nee Hiljer) Oser.
Born and raised in the 6 Mile & Van Dyke area of Detroit, school and church were both in close proximity for Lois. Her place of worship was Holy Name Catholic Church, and Lois was a proud student of Detroit's iconic Nativity High School. Following graduation, Lois made the wise decision of furthering her education and enrolled at the prestigious Wayne State University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and added to that by earning a Master's Degree in Library Science. As if that wasn't enough to satisfy her learning curve, Lois went on to receive a second Master's Degree,…and at that she called it good.
With all of this education at the forefront, it made perfect sense that applying for the position of school teacher was the career path of Lois' choice, and the Center Line Public School system were the lucky benefactor's of this highly degreed and caring educator. Teaching both 2nd and 3rd grades at Ellis Elementary and Crothers Elementary, respectively, over the years, Lois would eventually put her Master's education into play when she accepted a position as Librarian at Wolfe Middle School. It is from there that Lois would retire following a dedicated and distinguished career that spanned over 33 ½ years, all of which were spent within the Center Line public schools. Yet just because she was no longer teaching or assisting in the library at Wolfe, that certainly didn't mean her abilities were shelved as she eagerly entered the realm of volunteering for the Friends of the Sterling Heights Public Library. Following retirement, Lois became a proud and honored member of C-WANS, a women's retirement group from Center Line Public Schools.
When it came time for having a little fun, Lois enjoyed a host of different pastimes,…one of her favorites being travel. She always reflected on the special memories of traveling to Rome and other various parts of Europe. But there were also some fond and precious moments shared on the bus with her fellow choir mates from St. Blasé as they enjoyed trips from the west side of Michigan to the beauty of Mackinaw. As for her own, personal getaways, there was always some fun and entertainment to be had when visiting the casinos and giving Ol' Lady Luck a run for her money.
Lois was also a lover of the arts, especially when it came to stage plays. For many years, she found great pleasure in attending the many performances put on at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. From the arts to the ball park, there was no more loyal fan than Lois when it came to her favorite Boys of Summer, the Detroit Tigers. That Old English "D" and a field full of Blue & Orange made for some wonderful and happy memories throughout the years.
For a little pleasure closer to home, Lois was born with a bit of a green thumb and truly enjoyed spending time in her garden. Exuding her own brand of tender-loving-care into nurturing its growth, she was especially fond of the roses with the beauty and aroma they provided. Again with the arts, Lois also dabbled a bit in the realm of oil painting and was gifted with an eye for creating some beautiful expressions of the artist within over the years. But the one talent she possessed that probably made the biggest impact of all came through her skills in baking. Give her a well-equipped kitchen and an oven and Lois could create some incredible magic,…especially when it came to her mouth-watering apple pies. When it came to satisfying the sweet tooth, Lois definitely had the "right stuff."
Yet of all the passions she enjoyed in life, (aside from her loved ones, of course), some of Lois' most endearing moments came through the lives of the precious Schnauzers who shared her life throughout the years. Everybody knows how much a dog can enhance one's heart and soul, and that's exactly what her canine companions provided through their unconditional love.
Lois will also be remembered for her deep and abiding faith, and for how her unselfish servant's heart made a difference in so many lives. A proud and active member of St. Blasé Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, the parish was blessed each time the VIP Choir performed,…and Lois was right there in the mix of the angelic voices that ministered to the congregation. She was also a member of the Circle of Women #13 at St. Blase,…volunteered with the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers,…and was an active participant in Bible Break at Troy Church of Christ.
A loving daughter, sister, aunt & great-aunt, Lois provided a special and sincere compassion to the lives of all with whom she was blessed to know. Whether through school, the library, church, or simply at home amidst family and friends, Lois touched a multitude of hearts and lives through her vocation, her ministry, and with that wonderful spirit imbued upon her through our loving God. She will truly be missed.
Lois was the beloved sister of Lawrence (Trudi) Oser. Dear aunt of Martha (Larry) Sieting and Andrew (Donna) Oser. Great Aunt of T.J. (Niki) Bryant and Joe Oser. Lois is also survived by a loving extended family and a vast array of treasured friends.
The family would like to thank everyone who supported Lois with prayers, cards, visits and gifts of service during her recent illness.
A private Memorial Mass will be held soon at St. Blase Catholic Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road) in Warren.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Scleroderma Foundation, or St. Blase Catholic Church in Sterling Heights.
Please share memories at Miss Oser's memory book above.