Lois Beverly (Brandt) Clymer, age 92, of Amery, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Willow Ridge Healthcare.
Lois was born on May 3, 1927, the only child of Chester and Mae (Fuller) Brandt. Her family owned a country store in Lykens, Wisconsin. Her grandfather owned the store before her father and had settled each of his children into small businesses. Throughout high school, she was a noted vocalist in her church and school. In 7th grade, she began attending school in Hudson, Wisconsin, where she met Theodore Clymer. They married when they were both 21 years old.
As undergraduates, they attended the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in English Education. She began graduate studies in Literature and English Education, but had to leave school to support Theodore’s graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. They divorced after nearly 30 years of marriage.
Lois moved from Southern California, which had been home for many years, where she had been a successful technical editor, and returned to Amery for a quieter retirement. Lois enjoyed people and their stories, and was always ready to encourage and celebrate. She enjoyed family times with her cousins, especially with her first cousin, Linda Medenwald Burich. Affectionate letters of encouragement that “Cousin Lois” wrote in her beautiful handwriting to the many young people in her extensive family circle are treasured keepsakes of her loving, supportive nature.
She inspired warm, loyal, long-lasting friendships. Her happy enjoyment of people always sparked fun times, good jokes, and hearty laughter. She was a diehard Packers fan. Every Wednesday night, her loving neighbors created a festive “soirée” at her apartment when she could no longer join them at local restaurants.
During her last years, she was expertly and affectionately cared for by the St. Croix Hospice team, who became her Hospice family. Her neighbors and family all contributed generously. Everyone admired her grit and her good humor.
Lois was a spiritual person who believed fully in the power of The Good. Every day she appreciated beautiful landscapes, birds and other wildlife, brightly colored flowers, and classical music. Even in her final illness, every day she declared “Life is good!”
Lois is survived by her daughter, Lorna Clymer (Michael Newman); a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, as well as other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her son Brook and her parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 AM on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Williamson-White Funeral Home, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place immediately following the service at the Amery Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Amery Public Library (225 Scholl Court, Amery, Wisconsin 54001) or to your local library of your choice.
To sign an online guest book and to view a video tribute please visit www.williamsonwhite.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin 54001.