Lois Jean (Kauder) Sullivan, 89 of Cascade, wife of John Sullivan, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade.
Friends and relatives of Lois called from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service was held at 1:30 p.m.
Services for Lois were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cascade, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke presiding. Lectors were Lisa Roth and Shawn Curoe. Eucharistic Ministers were Tara Noonan and Bridget Rea. Placing of the pall was done by John Sullivan, Kelly Sullivan and P.J. Sullivan. Giftbearers were Patrice Lambert, Bonnie Pape and Terri Kleitsch. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.
Casketbearers for Lois were Herb Dolphin, Ryan Sullivan, Kyle Kauder, Bart Kauder, Eric Kauder, Fred Kauder, Andy Kauder and Pat Lambert.
She was born Nov. 9, 1930 in Cascade, daughter of William L. and Florence I. (Dunn) Kauder Sr. She received her education in the St. Martin Schools in Cascade. On Sept. 8, 1951 she was united in marriage to John Sullivan at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cascade. She was employed part time at the Cascade Pioneer Advertiser and also at Fillmore Fairways golf course. She was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade.
Lois was an accomplished golfer, winning over two dozen Ladies Invitationals in the Tri-State area, including three Eastern Iowa Invitationals. Lois was an outstanding baker, especially her rhubarb pie and cinnamon rolls, always willing to share the recipe, well almost, as she left out a couple key ingredients or measurements on purpose. She enjoyed traveling to Arizona in the winter to spend time with her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. She enjoyed being able to work outside in the yard and in her garden, which usually involved multiple feeders for her feathered friends.
She is survived by her husband, John Sullivan, of Cascade; two children, Kelly Sullivan, of Cascade and P.J. (Cindy) Sullivan, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Reilly, Logan and Mallory Sullivan; three sisters-in-law, Rita Kauder and Joan Kauder, both of Cascade and Diane Kauder, of Dubuque; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Jacquie (Lavern) Lambert, Phyllis (John) Dolphin and Nancy (Richard) Sullivan; three brothers, Fred, Kenneth “P.J.” and William “W.J.” Kauder; and one sister-in-law, Norma (Robert) Kurt.
Memorials for Lois may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. Reifffuneralhomeinc.com
The family of Lois would like to thank the entire staff of Shady Rest Care Center for the kind and compassionate care given to Lois.