Lois was born on December 15, 1924 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. She graduated from Washington High School in Two Rivers, and attended Prospect Hall Secretarial School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduation, Lois accepted a position as an executive secretary at A.O. Smith in Milwaukee. While attending a band concert in Washington Park, Lois met Les, and they married in May of 1951. They enjoyed a happy 49-year marriage until Lester’s passing. In 2001, Lois married another wonderful man, Jarrett (Jack) Horine, and they enjoyed one year together until Jack’s passing. Lois and Jack made the very most of that year by traveling the United States visiting family.
In Manitowoc, Lois worked at Manitowoc County Bank, and Eastman Employees Credit Union, eventually becoming its president. When Lois and Les retired, they moved to Fort Myers, Florida, where she used her administrative skills to work part-time for Shell Point Village and Benson’s Property Management, LLC.
Lois had a tremendous zest for life, which manifested itself in so many ways! She was an accomplished soprano vocalist, spending many Sunday mornings as a soloist in area churches. She directed the First Baptist Church Choir, took part in the Monday Music Club and Ensemble, and volunteered for the Community Concert Association of Manitowoc on an annual basis, bringing in new members every year to appreciate the arts she loved so well! She was also very active life long, playing golf and tennis, bicycling, hiking, ice-skating, swimming, and walking.
In addition to her parents, Dr. Albert Naidl and Mayme (Pazdera) Naidl, Lois was predeceased by her first husband, Lester Ahlswede; her second husband, Jarrett E. Horine; her brother, Dr. Harry Naidl; and sister-in-law, Laura June Waak Naidl. Survivors include daughters, Lyn Messemer (Robert); Lori Rogers (David); stepson Jarrett B. Horine (Kim); stepdaughter Kerry (Don); grandchildren, Stephen Messemer (Brittany); Lauren Messemer; Andrew Rogers (Katy); Elizabeth Rogers; Bradley Ward: Christopher Ward (Kristen); sister-in-law, Patricia Vivier-Naidl; niece Margaret Naidl (Mark); and nephew, Andrew Naidl (Amanda)