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Lois I. Gardner Zeisloft

May 30, 1927 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 92)

Lois I. Gardner Zeisloft, daughter of Elmer and Lulu Rager, was born May 30, 1927 passed away September 20, 2019.

She is survived by her children, Connie, married to Bob Brinton, Jr., of Manheim PA., Ron Gardner, Dublin OH; Dennis Gardner, married to Patti, of Holland,OH., and Marlene "Marci", married to Gary Martz of Van Wert, OH.; and three generations of grandchildren.

Lois married Dwight Gardner in March 1947 and lived on a farm at Convoy, OH and became a working farm wife until their divorce in May 1970. During this time she also worked part time during the winter months at the Van Wert County Agriculture Extension Office, Ohio Employment/Unemployment Office, and Phillips Manufacturing in Van Wert.

She moved to Van Wert in 1974 and then in 1981 took her job with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, first in Lakeland, FL and then in Winter Haven, FL. She retired on December 29, 1989.

In December 1991, Lois married a retired farmer, Dale Zeisloft. They lived in Winter Haven, FL during the winter and at their Findlay, OH farm home during the summer. Dale preceded Lois in passing in March 2014. The extended Zeisloft family includes son, Dean Zeisloft , married to Kay, of Findlay, OH; and daughter Ann Benner, married to Robert, of Ten Mile,TN and their children and families.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Convoy United Methodist Church, 207 N. Main St., Box 397, Convoy, Ohio 45832. Rev. Bill Thomas will officiate. Burial will immediately follow in the Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Sunday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lois`s memory may be sent to Convoy United Methodist Church, 207 N. Main St., Box 397, Convoy, Ohio 45832

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Funeral arrangements are by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891

Donations may be made to:

Convoy United Methodist Church
Box 397, Convoy OH 45832

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