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Lois Drengler

April 8, 1937 — January 23, 2022


Lois Jean (Effa) Drengler, 84, of Weston passed away on January 23, 2022.

Lois was born in Wausau, WI on April 8, 1937, to the late Alexander and Dorothy (Lombard) Effa.  She graduated from Wausau High School in 1955 and upon graduation attended Stevens Point state college. After college she worked at Employers Insurance Company in Wausau.

Lois’s ability to dance the jitterbug while not spilling a beer on her saddle shoes was one of the many things that caught the eye of John Drengler, her husband of 58 years.  Lois and John were married on August 27, 1960. They and their children John and Jane lived in Wausau and Merrill.

Lois enjoyed spending time with her many close friends.  She shared wonderful stories of fun-filled luncheons with the Class of ‘55 girls, casino weekends, concerts, and shopping trips. Lois was a loyal Wisconsin sports fan.  She especially loved the Brewers and Packers, never missing a game on TV.  “Up North” was Lois’s favorite place to be.  She looked forward to family trips to Minocqua and St. Germain.  You would often find her sitting by the lake enjoying the beauty of the north woods and hoping a passing speed boat driver would stop to give her a ride.

Lois is survived by her children John, III (Daryn) Drengler, Appleton, WI; Jane (Steve) Johnson, Naperville, IL, and her beloved grandchildren Kate and Ben Johnson.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents and brother James Effa.

To leave condolences online for Lois’s family, please visit

The family would like the thank the wonderful staff at Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Weston and Aspirus Hospice Services for their compassionate and outstanding care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lois’s honor may be given to Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services, Wausau, WI.

Brainard Funeral Home, Everest Chapel, Weston, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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