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Lois A. Zieber

December 18, 1946 - January 11, 2013
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      Many things can be said about Lois A. Zieber. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, empathic and decisive woman, her compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing her charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. She was warmhearted, gentle and organized in all the things she sought to accomplish. Lois was a mentor, a natural “teacher” capable of seeing things clearly, leading others and bringing out the best in all of those around her. She generally had a focus on harmony and peace.       Lois was born on December 18, 1946 at Providence Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio. Her parents were John and Fola Haschert. Lois was raised in Sandusky, Ohio. When she was young, Lois's friends and family found that “straightforward” and “honest” were perfect words to describe her. Even as a child, Lois demonstrated strong qualities of self-confidence, perceptive ability and a disposition that was enjoyable to those around her.       Lois grew up with one sibling. She had one older sister, Sharon. Lois was constantly involved in all sorts of activities with her family. She was even-tempered, taking care not to get involved in too many family conflicts. This quality served her well, in perpetually bringing harmony, understanding and a sense of peace to the family. Lois carried these traits into her adult life and served as one of many reasons why...
      Many things can be said about Lois A. Zieber. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, empathic and decisive woman, her compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing her charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. She was warmhearted, gentle and organized in all the things she sought to accomplish. Lois was a mentor, a natural “teacher” capable of seeing things clearly, leading others and bringing out the best in all of those around her. She generally had a focus on harmony and peace.

      Lois was born on December 18, 1946 at Providence Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio. Her parents were John and Fola Haschert. Lois was raised in Sandusky, Ohio. When she was young, Lois's friends and family found that “straightforward” and “honest” were perfect words to describe her. Even as a child, Lois demonstrated strong qualities of self-confidence, perceptive ability and a disposition that was enjoyable to those around her.

      Lois grew up with one sibling. She had one older sister, Sharon. Lois was constantly involved in all sorts of activities with her family. She was even-tempered, taking care not to get involved in too many family conflicts. This quality served her well, in perpetually bringing harmony, understanding and a sense of peace to the family. Lois carried these traits into her adult life and served as one of many reasons why family and friends found her pleasurable and delightful to be around. Lois was a person who genuinely understood and cared for others, making powerful connections with those she knew.

      As a young girl, Lois was imaginative, ingenious, clever and a “novel” thinker. Regardless of whether her peers were older or younger, or came from different backgrounds, Lois could easily relate to other kids. She was an active child who took part in farming. In her spare time she liked dancing and gymnastics. However, to Lois, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her many friends.

      During her high school years, Lois had a natural flair for cheering on and applauding just about everyone. She was constantly offering her support and encouragement to fellow members of the groups and activities in which she participated. She did well in school and genuinely enjoyed telling stories in a way that drew people to her. In this way, Lois had a talent for becoming the center of attention, a kind of social catalyst. Lois was often found to be the lead person facilitating a group activity, frequently filling the role of being “the life of the party.” Teachers and classmates knew Lois as an excellent listener. She placed a high value on learning and always understood that there was a new lesson to be grasped waiting for her just around the corner. The teacher she enjoyed learning from the most was Ms. Miller at Holy Angels.

      Always considered a “good” friend, Lois sought to understand the things that others enjoyed. For this reason Lois always seemed to possess a never-ending collection of acquaintances. Lois’s friends found her easy to know and get along with because of her talent for being socially at ease, adept at conversation, and always amiable in her dealings with others. Lois would always seek to learn what her friends enjoyed, and she would go out of her way to make sure that their needs were met. Lois was always seen as the type of person who was the more gracious giver. In fact, she sometimes felt ill at ease when she was the one on the receiving end. Throughout her life she had many friends. While growing up, some of her best friends were Dianne Michael, Starr Wobser, Vivial Canio and Alice Kochendofer. Later in life, she became friends with Sandy Trautman and Roy Prewitt.

      On December 27, 1969 Lois married Jack Alan Zieber at the Justice of the Peace on December 27, 1969 and in St Mary's Church on October 16, 1974 of Sandusky, Ohio. Compassionate and devoted, Lois worked hard to make her new family happy. She was always generous with her time and this meant that Jack came first in Lois’s book. She was always caring and made certain that she considered Jack’s feelings. By trusting her emotions, Lois did her best to make sure that both the marriage and home life ran smoothly. This is just one more example of how Lois was truly a person of empathy.

      Lois’s quality of being a caring and tolerant person who was very accepting of others translated to being a good mother to her children. Lois shared these values with her three children, two daughters, Jennifer and Jackie and one son, Jason. Lois was also blessed with five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Zachary, Paige, Emma and Austin. Lois related well to children of all ages and was able to connect to them on their level. The children always loved her and she was completely and totally devoted to them.

      Lois experienced success in her work life over and over again. Her primary occupation was her primary occupation was Home Maker. She was employed for Cocktail Waitress and Waitress. Lois always made the effort to understand what was needed at work, and was well known by her colleagues as a team player. Lois took pride in managing her professional responsibilities and seemed to always know what was necessary to successfully complete a project. Lois was one to take the initiative and her skills at working cooperatively were highly valued. Lois continually sought to learn what her co-workers did well and how they were most effective, a talent that enabled her to help them develop their own potential.

      Because she was organized and methodical, Lois took great pleasure in her various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were ceramics and shopping. Lois enjoyed sharing her passions with others and could singularly focus on one hobby at a time.

      Lois derived much satisfaction from sports. Because she was so instinctive and could always grasp the big picture, Lois delighted in the strategy and inner workings of a competition. Lois was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching her favorite teams' events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were Nascar.

      Lois’s faith was important to her. She was a member of The Catholic Church for her entire life. She was compassionate and warm hearted, someone who truly cared for others and that was clearly demonstrated in her work with the congregation.

      Lois enjoyed traveling, and because she was so well organized, she would take on the responsibility of planning and scheduling all of the family vacations. Her gift for keeping things lively meant that vacations with Lois were always enjoyable. Favorite vacations included Hawaii Cruise, trips back home to Ohio and family vacations.

      Lois was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Lois's favorite was Socks, a cat, and Muffin, a dog. Her family was rounded out by her two cats, Blacky and Fluffy, her dogs, Sheba and Ginger, her birds Cindy and Dufus and her fish.

      Lois passed away on January 11, 2013 at Desert Spring Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. Long term illness, very rare blood disorder. She is survived by her husband, Jack; her children, Jackie, Jennifer and Jason; her grandchildren, Jeffrey, Zachary, Paige, Emma and Austin. Services were held at Palm Mortuary.

      Throughout her life, Lois was a gregarious and enthusiastic woman. She was generous in sharing her personal attributes, giving and helping those she knew and loved. She would often fill the role of coach, bringing out the best in everyone. She was imaginative, original, tender hearted and easy to get along with. Lois leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and cherished memories. Everyone whose lives she touched will dearly remember Lois A. Zieber.

"We are thinking of you in this time of great loss. Lois was always laughing and made me laugh too. A great gal and friend. God Bless you all during this..."

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