Lois H. Ortendahl
Lois H. (Almquist) Ortendahl, 99, of Chatham, passed away peacefully at Liberty Commons on June 21, 2021. Born in Ridgeway, Pa., the daughter of Engnard W. and Hattie T. (Anderson) Almquist, Lois relocated to Quincy and graduated Quincy High School. Formerly of Brockton, Lois was active in many aspects of ministry at First Lutheran Church - especially Martha Guild, choir and Lutheran Social Services. In Brockton, she was a member of the Thursday Club, American Field Service, and served as president of the board of Brockton YWCA. Lois also organized and directed the first door to door campaign for the United Way. Lois was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Allan A., and her sister, Doris Moore. She leaves behind her two daughters, Cheryl A. Nixon and husband Rolf of Chatham and Alana J. Brandon and Richard of Barrington, R.I.; as well as four grandchildren and their families, Kristin N. Donahue (Thomas) of Wellesley, Amy L. Quinn (Michael) of Tampa, Fla., Jill A. Greene (Christopher) of S. Hamilton, as well as James H. Brandon (Michelle) of Shelburne, Vt. She is also lovingly remembered by 9 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Inez Johnson and Shirley Nelson; as well as nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Harwich. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Salvation Army or St. Peter's Lutheran. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.
Published by The Enterprise on Jun. 24, 2021.
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St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Harwich, MA
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Dear Cheryl and Alana, I am sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was such a caring and friendly lady, greeting me even after many years away from First Lutheran. I have fond memories of knowing her at church, and fun times in your home with Hi-League. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you remember her. May your faith and memories bring you comfort in your sorrow. Peace, Daryl (Haase) Dolfe
Daryl Dolfe
June 30, 2021
Cheryl and Alana , So sorry to hear of Lois passing. She was a gracious Lady from my youthful remembrances of how she and Alan hosted the youth of FELC at Ettrick St. The ski trip to Mt Whittier and Black Mt, the stay at Crystal Hill Lodge. Know that my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love Ron
Ronald Bruce Newman
June 26, 2021
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