Lois Jane Roser, 86

The earthly part of the life of Lois Jane (Biehl) Roser, 86, of rural Wabash ended at 3:39 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2020 in her home, after a short illness, surrounded by her family. She is now healed and able to run with and hug her husband, Don, of 66 years, who preceded her in death last year. Lois was born Aug. 5, 1933 in Urbana to LeRoy and Cleo (Garber) Biehl, and was a lifelong resident of Wabash County.

Lois was a 1950 graduate of Urbana High School. She married Donald G. Roser in Urbana, on Nov. 27, 1953; he died Oct. 9, 2019.

She served as a school librarian at Southwood Elementary and retired from the United States Postal Service in 1988. Lois was a long-time member of the Zion Lutheran Church, serving as a member of the altar guild. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society of Wabash County, and the Cozy Homemakers Home Ec Club.

Lois was noted in the family for her sewing and mending articles of clothing brought to her, especially by her grandchildren.

She enjoyed helping the grandchildren with their 4-H projects. One of her great passions was making quilts. Each of the grandchildren received a quilt when starting college, and great grandchildren received a quilt at birth, made by her. She enjoyed eating breakfast with the ladies of Beacon Credit Union Board Members when Don served on the board. She and Don enjoyed taking trips to different places in the United States and making friends with people they met.

Lois always kept a cookie jar full of homemade cookies and a pantry door with a tub of candy for visits from her family. Her sons and grandchildren will miss her cookies. The call, "Grandma, you are about out of cookies", will not be forgotten. 

She is survived by four children, Teresa (Terrill) Brown of Pierceton, Tony (Roxy) Roser of Lagro, Terry (Cheryl) Roser and Troy Roser, both of Wabash; eight grandchildren, Jama (Jay) Salge of Lima, Ohio, Brice Brown of Pierceton, Tiffany (Rex) Reimer of North Manchester, Amelia Roser of LaFontaine, Corey Roser of Wabash, Drew Roser of Valparaiso, Ty Roser, and Trista Roser, both of Wabash; three great-grandchildren, Lucas Salge and Gavin Salge, both of Lima, and Paisley Reimer of North Manchester; brothers and sister, Arden (Linda) Biehl of Wabash, Eldon Biehl of North Manchester, Max (Anna Lee) Biehl and Nancy (Max) Chamberlain, both of Urbana.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Ethan Brown.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, Wabash, with Pastor Jerry Gauthier II officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Zion Lutheran Church.

The memorial guest book for Lois may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jun 25