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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 188th Avenue, Decorah, IA 52101.



#28 Natalie Senn 2020-10-14 10:13
Levi, Karen, and children
Please accept our condolences during this time and in the many days ahead. May God give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Natalie and Tyrone Senn
#27 Billy & Edith Morris 2020-10-12 20:33
Levi and family
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom

Billy & Edith Morris
#26 Phyllis B Jolley 2020-10-12 05:32
Susan & family - Sending sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother. May God, family & friends provide comfort & strength during this difficult time. Treasure all of your precious memories. Take care and God bless.
#25 Judy Adams Litz 2020-10-06 18:29
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#24 Henry & Phyllis Jack 2020-10-05 09:23
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#23 Bobbie King 2020-10-05 05:51
Our thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you. She is resting In peace, and no Longer in pain, and smiling big to be with Ralph and all other love ones May God bless all of you
Love, Bobbie, Maxton, Fred and family
#22 Jake & Linda Frick 2020-10-04 14:21
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#21 JoAnn Sligh 2020-10-04 08:03
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
JoAnn & Richard Sligh
#20 Alice & Brice Boozer 2020-10-03 08:55
Levi and family
Brice and I are so sorry to learn about the passing of your mom. Sending prayers of strength and comfort at this time.
Brice, Alice and Jamie Boozer
#19 Jeff S Murray 2020-10-03 08:10
I am very sorry to hear of your moms passing. Turn between sad and happy. Sad knowing she's not with you but happy in the knowledge she is walking on streets of gold holding hands with our heavenly father. Sending you and the rest of the family many prayers.
#18 JACKIE RIDDLE 2020-10-02 21:10
TOMMY and FAMILY WE are so sorry to hear about your MOMS death! We are PRAYING for Y’ALL
#17 Kimberly Blount Grif 2020-10-02 11:21
Levi, sorry to hear about your mom. Your family will be in our prayers.
#16 Edith Hawkins 2020-10-02 10:50
Susan and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Edith
#15 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2020-10-02 10:04
Tommy, Rita, Levi, Karen & Family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Can & Robbie
#14 Pastor Dave Tholstrup 2020-10-02 09:13
Christine & Family,
May God bless you with lots of good memories to carry you through your grief.
Pastor Dave
#13 Doug & Marie Frick 2020-10-02 06:52
Prayers lifted for all!
#12 Teresa Portwood 2020-10-02 04:55
Cumalander Family,
I am very sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#11 Susan Smith 2020-10-01 22:42
I'm so sorry for yalls loss! May your memories lift you up and praying God will comfort yall and give yall peace!
Love, Susan B. Smith
#10 Lydia Merchant 2020-10-01 22:12
Ms. Christine & Mr. Donnie & families, We are so sorry for your loss. Remember all the precious memories & good times that were made. You will be in our thoughts & prayers. With deepest sympathy, Lydia & David Merchant & Families
#9 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-10-01 18:48
We are so sorry tomorrow your family’s loss. What a long and wonderful life. May the memories made during this time keep her alive in your hearts and in your minds. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#8 Louann & Leo Frick 2020-10-01 17:12
Karen, Levi and all of the Cumalander family,
We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers! May God surround you with His loving arms and give you peace during this difficult time!
~ Leo & Louann Frick, Paige & Libby
#7 Dana Werts 2020-10-01 16:09
Sorry to hear of Ms Lois passing. Prayers to all the family.
#6 Dee Senn 2020-10-01 13:37
Levi and Karen, I send my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Please know that you’re being thought about and prayed for during this difficult time. Love, Dee Senn
#5 Terrie Mayer 2020-10-01 11:58
To each of you--- please accept my sincere condolences. Tommy, Christine, Susan, Levi, and Annie, even though I haven't seen you in YEARS, I have the fondest of memories of each of you.

May the comfort and grace of OUR LORD soothe your souls and grant you peace.

Much love and sympathy,
#4 David & Lynn Riber 2020-10-01 11:33
Levi, Karen and Family,
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You have our heartfelt sympathy.
#3 Cheryl F. Mellinger 2020-10-01 10:28
Christine, Tommy, Levi, Susan, Annie & family: how often I have thought of you all & the fun times we all had! As you know, your mother was very special & I know she will be missed! You are in my thoughts & prayers, love you all!
#2 Nby Library Staff 2020-10-01 09:01
Levi, Karen and Families,
Please know you all are in out thoughts and prayers.
#1 Jackie Haltiwanger 2020-10-01 08:59
Levi, Karen and Families, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult tome.