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“Mary and I wish for the family the peace and tranquility of a loving God bestowing his hand upon you all as he welcomes Aunt Lois into heaven.What a...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Leonard Frank and Mary Gabbard - AR

“Dear Glenn and family, so very sorry for your loss. I truly enjoyed working with Lois and was sad to hear the news of her passing. You are all in my...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Joy Nienhaus

“I will miss Lois, she subbed for me many times at Lincoln School in Appleton, She was a great teacher and I really enjoyed visiting with her when she...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. We have been praying for Lois and also for you, Glenn, as her caregiver. So thankful that we were able to connect at...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jo and Bernie Koszewa

“My thoughts and prayers are with you ,especially today. I can not adequately express how much Lois meant to me. Thank God for the precious memories I...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn Norman

“Remembering Lois and the Wagner family from childhood days at Appleton 1st Assembly of God. I wish to express my deepest sympathies to the family. ...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Wanda Dell Bhatt

“Was so sorry to learn of Lois's homecoming. I have fond memories of our time in Appleton and of the Gabbards. May you find peace in knowing that we...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Sandie (Hillestad) Weishoff

“Much love from Arkansas. I will miss Aunt Lois teaching us new card and domino games. We shared many laughs and smiles around the dining room table...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Norman

“So sorry to read of the passing of Lois. She sure was a lovely lady with a gentle spirit. I will always cherish the memory of Glenn and Lois being...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah Long-Radloff

“My prayers and condolences to the Gabbard family. My heart is with you all during this time. I'm so sorry for your loss, but thankful Mrs Gabbard is...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Rudy

“Lois was a kind and generous person. She lived her faith by being the hands and feet of Christ on Earth. Her life deeply effected my own. I will...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Cherith

“We will miss Lois - she is in a better place. Our condolences. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Anthony and Joyce Lemanski

“Friends make life more beautiful. Thoughts of you , Lois always bring me a smile. Glenn, may the love of family and friends bring you peace and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Don & Sandy Simmons - Hilbert, WI


14 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn Norman - Fayetteville, AR


Lois A. (Wagner) Gabbard, age 76, of Appleton, was born on September 30, 1940 to Gerald C., Sr., and Margaret (Reffke) Wagner in Appleton. She passed away peacefully at home on July 10, 2017. Glenn, her husband of 55 years, was holding her hands as the Lord Jesus Christ welcomed her into His presence. She had stated several times during her last two days: “This is no longer my home.” Lois graduated from Appleton High School prior to earning a teaching degree from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. She taught in elementary schools on Long Island, NY, and Wheaton, IL, before settling in Ithaca, NY, and starting a family. Lois moved back to the Appleton area in 1978 and was a substitute teacher in the Appleton Area School District for many years. Lois attended Calvary Bible Church (Neenah) for many years and was previously a long-time member of Appleton Alliance Church. She enjoyed music, traveling, socializing with friends, decorating her home for holidays, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren. Lois is survived by her husband Glenn; two sons, Gerald W. (Ashley) of Vancouver, WA, and Gerard F. (Beccy) of Bloomington, IL; six grandchildren Haley, Micah, Seth, Benjamin, Ryan and Abby; a brother, Gerald C. (Judy) Wagner, Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Norman and Barbara Gabbard of Fayetteville, AR, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family is grateful for the many cards, visits, and food they have received over the past seven months. It is certainly not expected, but should you wish to honor Lois with a gift to your favorite charity, that would be a very kind gesture. A gathering to celebrate Lois’s life will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Wichmann Funeral Home from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. A Memorial Service will be at the funeral home at 6:00 pm. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com