Lois E. Eis age 91, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. She was born on June 15, 1927 in Escanaba, the daughter of Lawrence and Margie (Wilson) Sauve. Lois was raised in Escanaba and attended St. Joseph Catholic School through the 11th grade. The family then moved to Bremerton, WA where she graduated from Kitsap High School. During WWII, Lois worked for the U.S. Department of Navy in Bremerton. In 1945, she moved back to Escanaba. The former Lois E. Sauve married Gerald Eis on April 27, 1949 in Escanaba and he preceded her in death on September 28, 1989. Together, the couple shared 40 years of marriage and raised 6 children. Lois was employed for the Escanaba Area Public Schools for 24 years where she worked in the Junior High lunch room until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, working on crossword puzzles, bowling, going out to lunch, and playing bingo. Lois was an avid Green Bay Packers and Jeff Gordon NASCAR fan. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Escanaba.
Lois E. Eis is survived by 3 daughters, Karen (Lawrence) Anderson of Gladstone, Nancy (Tom) Stanton of Grafton, WI, and Wendy (Steve) LeRoy of Green Bay, WI; 3 sons, Gerald (Donna) Eis of Escanaba, Stephen Eis of Escanaba; and James Eis of Rock; 8 grandchildren, Alicia (Mike) Tripp, Stefanie (Keith) Boucher, Kimberly Eis, Brandon (Kelsey) Eis, Carrie Trapp, Mitchell LeRoy, Madysen LeRoy, and Cameron LeRoy; 4 great-grandchildren, Isabella Tripp, Addyson Tripp, Ava Boucher, and Kane Eis; 3 sisters, Judy (Pierre) Tousignant of Escanaba, Marge Sauve of Gladstone, and Karen (Dennis) Maufort of Gladstone; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lois was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lawrence Sauve, Jr., and Joseph Sauve; and 1 sister, Arlene Vanlerberghe.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Escanaba with Father Rick Courier officiating. A luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the services in the church fellowship hall. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery.