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Lois Kristine Maye

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April 24, 1949 ~ April 13, 2023

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Lois Kristine Maye (Klauss) was born April 24, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to loving parents Louis Klauss and Norma Klauss (Schmidt). She passed away the morning of April 13, 2023 at the age of seventy-three at her home in San Antonio, Texas and spent her last days surrounded by family and friends.

Lois was nothing short of an extraordinary mother, grandmother, wife, and friend. She often enjoyed spending time with her friends and always found a reason to celebrate. Lois enjoyed indulging in different types of food, as well as singing and reading romance novels. Excellent in the kitchen, she enjoyed making traditional German meals as well as down-home cooking. Lois was a people person and was instantly loved by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting her. Always willing to help a friend, Lois often found herself assisting others in difficult situations.

Spending most of her life in Chicago, Lois worked at Northwest Federal Savings & Loan for 17 years where she made many lifelong friends. Joining her husband in marriage, Lois and Roland were married on a cruise in February of 1981. She put her career on pause to become a homemaker and focus on raising her son Erik. After her husband Roland’s passing in 1999, Lois made the brave decision to relocate her family to Texas upon Erik’s high school graduation in 2002. When she moved to San Antonio, Lois rejoined the workforce at Security Service Federal Credit Union where she found a supportive community for over 13 years. Upon her retirement in 2017, Lois soon became a grandmother and enjoyed spending her remaining years watching her grandchildren Merritt and Elliott grow up.

Lois is preceded in death by her husband Roland Maye and both of her parents. Left to cherish her memory is her son Erik Maye (wife Crystal Lehoski), brother Kenneth Klauss (wife Sandra Klauss), niece Sheila Haecker (husband Gary Haecker), nephew Bryan Klauss (wife Daphne Klauss), grandchildren Merritt and Elliott, and many other loving people in her life. Lois leaves behind a life and legacy that will not soon be forgotten. She will be missed dearly by all her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation.


Memorial Service: May 21, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Room: Chapel

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Luncheon: May 21, 2023 12:00 pm

Alamo Cafe
14250 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. Hearing Lois’ voice always brightened my day. She was beautiful inside and out, and had a singing voice to match. I know she is as peace and with the love of her life.

  2. Lois was a very dear friend of ours. We worked together at Northwest Federal Savings & Loan. We often reminisced about the good times we had working at the bank.Lois enjoyed keeping with her friends and no matter if you talked to Lois last week or last month the conversation always picked up right where you left off. Your NWF family is going to miss you dearly. Erik please know that your mother touched so many lives and that she loved you most of all. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  3. Many years ago Lois was part of a great team at the bank. We always worked hard but laughed alot too.
    Lois will be missed by many and we share in the family loss of a very kind and nice person.
    God bless the entire family

  4. CandleImageBe thou at Peace Lois. You are missed and will be remembered for always smiling and cheerfully walking the halls of Lu Hi. Praying for your family to rest easy knowing you were a wonderful friend to so many.

    God Bless,
    Diane Martin-Mineo

  5. It was a special time at NWF, we were a family. You always put a smile on our faces. I’ll always remember you for your humor and kindness. Rest in Gods loving arms. For your family may God support you in His loving arms.

  6. I too knew Lois from NWF her positive and friendly spirit will never be forgotten. Prayers forher family and friends.
    A close family member relocated to San Antonio. Lovely place!
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Roberta Wiebrecht÷ Bole

  7. Lois and I met at Security Service Federal CU. She had no idea but I was having a horrible day and she came up to me, a stranger, and gave me a hug. One of those hugs that says I see you and it will be okay. We have been friends ever since. Thank you Lois for restoring my faith in good people and I will miss you tremendously!!!! Hugs and kisses my dear!! ❤️

  8. CandleImageMay the perpetual light shine upon you. May you rest in peace. Love you

    Bartolamea and David Hrncir

  9. Rest In Peace Lois. My husband Barry and I worked with Lois at Northwest Federal. We were family there. Lots and lots of laughs and good times. Your mom was the sweetest person and a real hoot!! I’m so happy to have had the pleasure of knowing her. May God hold you tight during this hard and sad time, Erik.

  10. CandleImageSorry for your loss Erik and family. I worked with Lois the entire time she was here at SSFCU. She was awesome, we shared good times together eating, laughing and smiling until our cheeks hurt. I don’t think I ever saw her mad or sad. Later we used to play Words with Friends for a long time. I will miss her but think of her and smile. You mom spoke so highly about you, then your wife when you married and then your children. She loved her family so much. Lois will be missed by many.

  11. A beautiful friend and classmate. Will miss her smile and love she had for people. Will always remember the fun we had in high school. Rest peacefully my dear friend

  12. Anytime I heard Lois laugh, it was so contagious. I can still hear her laugh in my head. We became closer after she retired from SSFCU. I will hold all our breakfast and lunch dates near my heart. Lois was unique, special and oh so sweet. She loved her grandbabies and always spoke of Erik and his wife whenever we were together. Time always well spent. I will miss her tremendously but will never forget the impact she’s had on my life. Love you little Lois!

  13. CandleImageI had the privilege of meeting Lois at Security Service Federal Credit Union. She was such a sweet lady and so funny. She had a great attitude and always had a beautiful smile on her face. She had a great love for her son and talked about him often. I will miss you Lois very much, rest in peace my friend!

  14. So sorry to see this news Erik. I knew your Mom from SSFCU and am a Chicago transplant as well. We enjoyed comparing notes on “eating our way through Chicago “ when we’d go back. She was a true friend.

  15. I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Erik. I stayed on touch with your grandma after Howie died, but I hadn’t kept up with your mom after that. She got in touch with me about a year ago and it was good to catch up with her. You and your dad were the most important things in her life. I’m
    sure that the husband and father you’ve become made her proud and happy. Please know that you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

  16. CandleImageLois brought so much life to every conversation, and so much laughter to every interaction. I remember Erik treating her to a special Vegas birthday for her 60th, she had so much energy and humor to share. She will be greatly missed.

    Love, Bethany and Matt

  17. Lois trained me at window 1 & 3 to be a teller at NWF. She was very determined to make me the best teller there, and I’m sure she trained every other teller with the same ideology. Bless her patience with all of us. Rest in peace sweet lady, you are definitely going to be missed.

  18. Melvin and I are deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We will keep you and you Mother in our thoughts and prayers. Always remember that you Mother is with you forever, first in life, then forever in your heart and memory. She will always be by your side although you can’t see her. May she Rest in Peace.

  19. Bless you Lois! You were such a kind hearted lady. I miss our joke sessions at ssfcu. Rest well friend!

  20. Barbara Goscinski Greene
    Erik, your Mom loved you so much & was so proud of you & your family..especially when you switched focus & became a therapist. She was amazed by you. Your Mom is a lifetime friend for me. I met her & Valerie in kindergarten & the 3 of us shared so much. I treasure all the memories,walking to school, playing , eating lunch together, going to Saturday movies @ North Center, pajama parties,our houses on Oakley Ave& later high school Being able to share what we could remember with laughter & sharing our sorrows too. I miss you Lois & am so glad we were friends.

  21. CandleImageSo sorry l didn’t get to see you again .l would have visited had l known that you had a setback after Thanksgiving. I miss being able to phone you & reach you. But l know you know that our bodies are not our True Self but our Souls are what really count. You, Lois, were & are a beautiful loving kind Soul. You showed the way to joy for many. You are dearly loved. Glad to have shared with you in this life from kindergarten to now when we kept remembering & sharing our paths.. Shine On!

  22. CandleImageSie war die Frau meines Cousin Roland. Ich habe sie sehr gern gemocht. Wir haben uns viel geschrieben und erzählt. Ende der 1990er Jahre hatten wir sie in Chicago-Niles besucht. Da lebten meine Tante Flora sowie Monika und Roland noch. Waren schöne Tage in Amerika , unvergesslich.

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