Lois Anne Kakes died February 2, 2017 at Colonial Manor in Wausau at the age of 86.
She was born February 26, 1930 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Fred and Elsie (Zappa) Neururer. She married Eugene Kakes on November 2, 1949 in Valparaiso, IN.
Mrs. Kakes attended Oakwood State Graded School, and graduated from Pulaski High School in Milwaukee in 1948. For her first job, she worked as a bookkeeper at L&H Manufacturing. After her marriage, she raised her family and helped establish the family seed potato growing business. She also operated K’s Hobby and Craft shop in Antigo for 10 years.
She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, where she organized the annual Harvest Dinner for many years. She enjoyed baking, genealogy, sewing, crafts, Christmas decorating, reading, camping, and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She was a Gillis Go Getters 4-H Club leader, and member of the Springbrook Homemakers Club and the local Genealogical Society.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Debra (Frank) Stainbrook of Antigo, and Darcy (David) Blakemore of Ogden, UT; a son, Dan (Vicki) Kakes of Bryant; and a daughter in law, Jeanne Kakes of Neva ; 5 grandchildren, Matthew Kakes, Megan (Justin) Michels, Aaron Kakes, Kaitlin Kakes, and Joseph Blakemore; 2 great grandchildren, Dane and Emma Michels; and a sister, Mary Lahmann of Waunakee.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Kakes; 2 sisters, Claire Eastwood and Beverly Sharon; and 2 brothers, Fred Neururer and George Neururer.
A funeral service will take place at Peace Lutheran Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David Karolus officiating. Visitation will be 3:30-7:00 Friday at Strasser-Roller Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 Saturday at the church. Interment will follow the service at Elmwood Cemetery.