Lois Mantei, 1932 - 2018

Lois Marcella Mantei (Nee Mowrey), late of Estevan, SK passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Estevan on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 85.

Lois was born on April 4, 1932 to parents Leo and Rosie Mowery, the sixth of six children.

Lois was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Archie Mantei; her parents, as well as siblings, Wes (Mary) Mowrey, Bernice (Fred) Ward, Gerry (Helen) Mowrey and Morley (Betty) Mowrey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Herman Mantei, Albert Mantei, Bertha (Tom) Cundall, Rudy Mantei, Ella (Elmer) Jensen, Henry Wingert, Frank Demeter, Bill (Lily) Mantei, Lenora (Bill) Konopaki and Lloyd Casler.

Her memory will be forever cherished by her family: son Terry (Wilma) Mantei of Estevan; grandchildren, Lee (Simone) Mantei, Andrea (Preston) Leatherdale and Paul (Stacey) Mantei, all of Estevan and great grandchildren, Daniel, Samuel, Kalem, Chloe, Ryder, Lia, Praline, Holden and Joylynne Mantei and Torrie Leatherdale; sister Dorothy Casler; sisters-in-law, Margret Wingert, Martha Mantei, Myrtle (Cliff) Finstad and Clara Demeter; brother-in-law Clarence (Esther) Mantei, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.

A Service of Remembrance for Lois was held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Rev. Randy Kleemola officiating. Immediately following the service, a time of fellowship and refreshments was held in the church auditorium. Interment will take place at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens in the spring.

Those wishing to make donations in Lois’ memory may do so directly to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 130 Souris Avenue N., Estevan, SK, S4A 1J6 or the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, SK, S4A 0H3.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank You
The family of the Late Lois Mantei would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our relatives, friends and neighbours who gave words of condolences and support through phone calls, messages, cards, flowers and attending the funeral. Thank you also to those who gave food gifts for the family during this time. Thank you to those who also gave donations in memory of Lois Mantei to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. These were greatly appreciated.  We would like to also give our gratitude and appreciation to Rev. Randy Kleemola and the family of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The funeral was truly a celebration of life in honor of our Mother and Grandmother. Thank you to Cheri Haberstock and the Unified Praise Team that contributed beautiful music to the service. A special thank you to those involved in the lunch planning as it was very organized for such a large crowd. Thank you to Hall Funeral Services for guiding us through this time of planning. 

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