Lois Simianer

March 3, 1940-Dec. 26, 2020

Lois Margaret (Savel-

koul) Simianer, age 80, of

Woodbridge, VA. died

peacefully on Saturday,

December 26, 2020, at her

home with her daughter,

Stacy, by her side. She is

survived by her

daughters, Shonna (Tris-

tan) Day and Stacy (Mark)

Johnson; her brothers,

Jack Savelkoul and Dale

(Arnola) Savelkoul; her

sister, Lenore (Michael)

Sullivan; her sister-

in-law, JoAnn Savelkoul;

five grandchildren (Addis-

on Day, Miranda Day,

Ashley Day, Michael Dra-

peau and Matthew Dra-

peau); her aunt (Bernice

Redding); and two great

granddaughters (Quincy

and Regan Day). She was

preceded in death by her

brothers, Leonard and Bob

Savelkoul; and her sister-

in-law, Theresa Savel-


Lois was born March 3,

1940 to John Savelkoul

and Margaret Veronica

(Bloms) Savelkoul in

Minot, North Dakota.

She attended Lansford

High School and Creigh-

ton University in Nebras-

ka. She grew up in Lans-

ford North Dakota with a

loving and close family

who took care of their

family farm. She loved

the farm and shared many

fond memories of it in-

volving her and her si-


Lois lived in Merced,

CA for over 50 years and

moved to Woodbridge, VA

in June 2018 to live with

her daughter, Stacy. She

worked as a waitress for

the Branding Iron in

Merced for over 35 years.

She loved her work and

the people she served.

She was a great example

to us, her daughters, as an

individual who always

worked and worked hard.

She was grateful for life.

She believed there was

nothing you can’t do.

Her favorite sayings she

will be remembered by

are: “Suck it up, butterc-

up!” and “Tomorrow will

be a better day.” Lois was

a loving mother, grand-

mother, sister, and aunt.

She was one of a kind and

will be sorely missed.