Lois (Kochevar) Keilbach died on March 20, 2012 in SLT at the age of 65. Lois was diagnosed previously with breast cancer and died of related complications.

Lois was born on October 8, 1946 to Edward and Sophie Kochevar in Chisholm, MN, the youngest of 3 sisters. She graduated from Chisholm High School in 1964. Lois stayed in Northern Minnesota to attend college at Bemidji State and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 1968.

After graduation Lois accepted a position to teach in Fresno, CA. After a year in Fresno, she moved to Los Angeles and accepted an elementary teaching position which she held until 1980. During that time, she met the love of her life, Peter Keilbach, and married him in November of 1971 in Long Beach, CA.

Deciding she needed a career change, Lois switched careers to become a computer programmer / analyst in 1980 and remained in that role until 1998. Lois and Pete purchased a second home in South Lake Tahoe in 1986 to use as a vacation home where they had many wonderful times throughout the years.

For those who knew Lois, they will always remember her kindness and humor. She had a great laugh and always brought fun to whatever it was she was doing.

Lois was blessed to have been married to Peter Keilbach for 40 years and experience a life of many fond memories, stories, laughter and love. Lois will have an eternity of peace and comfort in Heaven but will be deeply missed by all those here who loved her.

Lois is survived by her husband, Peter Keilbach, and sister, Joan (Kochevar) Welch. She is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Sophie Kochevar, as well as her sister Shirley (Kochevar) Thomsen.


Monday • March 26 • 2-5 PM

McFarlane Mortuary


Tuesday • March 27 • 10 AM

Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church

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