Lois Esther Thorson Cumalander, 92, of Chapin, widow of Ralph Addy Cumalander, died Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Lexington Medical Center.
Born on May 23, 1928 in Hesper Township, IA, she was a daughter of the late Levi A. and Esther Rotvold Thorson. Mrs. Cumalander was retired from General Electric and was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Little Mountain.
She is survived by sons, Ralph Thomas (Rita) Cumalander and Levi A. (Karen) Cumalander both of Prosperity; daughters, Christine (Donald) Lake of Little Mountain, Susan (Bruce) Crawford of Chapin and Annie Esther (Paul) Jefferson of Irmo; a sister, Helen Barth of Waterloo, IA; grandchildren, Ralph Thomas “T.J.” Cumalander, Jr., Jonathan Cumalander, Haylee Mitchell, Dr. Ashley Carter, Jennifer Lake, Leericka Miller, Christin Lake, Trent Crawford, Brendan Crawford, Henning Crawford, Joshua Cumalander, April Cumalander, Hannah Esther Jefferson and Rianna Jefferson and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Geraldine Iseli and brothers, Ronnie Thorson and Richard Thorson.
A private family service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Little Mountain. She will be buried on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Hesper Lutheran Church Cemetery in Decorah, IA. Memorials may be made to the Hesper Lutheran Church, 3794 188 th Avenue, Decorah, IA 52101.