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Published August 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Lois Elaine Mayer

Lois Elaine Mayer, 89, Fargo, passed away, surrounded by family, on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo. She was born July 9, 1924 to Roy and Maud (Bennett) Johnson in Fargo. She graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1942. Lois graduated from Carthage College in Illinois and days later, on June 4, 1948, she married Frank J. Mayer at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Fargo.

Lois taught history at Fargo Central High School and was asked by the administration to become a guidance counselor. She earned a double master’s degree from NDSU in 1962. She worked as a guidance counselor at Central and Fargo South High Schools until her retirement in 1988.

Lois Elaine Mayer

Lois Elaine Mayer, 89, Fargo, passed away, surrounded by family, on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo. She was born July 9, 1924 to Roy and Maud (Bennett) Johnson in Fargo. She graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1942. Lois graduated from Carthage College in Illinois and days later, on June 4, 1948, she married Frank J. Mayer at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Fargo.

Lois taught history at Fargo Central High School and was asked by the administration to become a guidance counselor. She earned a double master’s degree from NDSU in 1962. She worked as a guidance counselor at Central and Fargo South High Schools until her retirement in 1988.

Lois was an active member and volunteer at St. John Lutheran Church in Fargo for more than 30 years. She was a season ticket holder to the symphony, opera, theatre, and NDSU football and basketball. Her love of history drove her to travel North America with her children, and after retirement, to travel to over 35 countries with her daughter. She loved gardening and birdwatching.

Lois is survived by daughter Karen Mayer, son Paul Mayer, granddaughter Danielle Mayer, great-grandsons Tyler and Brent Fike, sister Gloria Landreth and brother Ron Johnson. She was preceded in death by husband Frank Mayer, mother Maud, father Roy, sister Beverly, and step-mother Karen Cole.

A memorial service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family to be distributed among Lois’ chosen charities.

Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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