Lois A. Pfeifer

Sep 7, 2021
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Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 10 at St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel, Eagle Center 


Visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 9 at the church with a 4:00 p.m. rosary; also for one hour before mass. 


Burial in the church cemetery. 


Memorials may be directed to the family; Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Lois A. Pfeifer, 97, of La Porte City, died Monday, September 6, 2021, at Granger Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granger.

She was born March 29, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, daughter of Frank and Edna Horning Jelinek. She graduated from Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School in 1942. Lois married George P. Pfeifer June 27, 1964, in Cedar Rapids; George preceded her in death January 23, 2013. She was a homemaker and loved helping George on the farm.

She was a member of St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Eagle Center where she was a member of the rosary society and helped serve meals for weddings and funerals.

Lois is survived by her two children, Tim of La Porte City, and Julie Van Brocklin of Norwalk; three grandchildren, Dane Van Brocklin of Des Moines, Camden (Olivia) Van Brocklin of Columbus, NE, and Ellie Van Brocklin of Des Moines; one great-granddaughter, Lilah Van Brocklin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; three brothers, Jack, William, and Charles Jelinek; and one sister, Jean Russell. 

La Porte City Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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  1. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Sep 09, 2021
    Sad to hear the news.  She was always such a sweet lady.  Our prayers and sympathy to the family members.
  2. Susan Jelinek Thomas | Sep 08, 2021
    I loved by Aunt Lois, she made the BEST M&M cookies ever!  I remember my Grandma Jelinek, Aunt Marg and I would take the Grayhound Bus to LaPorte and she would pick us up to stay at the farm and I would be scared to death of the pigs.  She was very loved and will be missed.   

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