October 17, 1945 ~ January 7, 2019
Lois Ann (Barnaal) Ryan was born October 17, 1945 to Melvin and Edith Barnaal of Sacred Heart Minnesota. She resided with her parents and siblings, Dennis, Merle, Lesterand Marianne at her paternal grandfather’s homestead farm in Sacred Heart, Minnesota until she graduated from Sacred Heart High School in the spring of 1963. Lois graduated from Augsburg College, Minnesota, in 1967. At various times, Lois continued her education and received graduate degrees from Middlebury College, Mercer University and Georgia State University. During her adult years, Lois enjoyed various careers and lived in several different states as well as several years in Germany. The last decades of her life, Lois lived in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia where she had her own CPA firm. Lois is preceded in death by her father and mother, Melvin and Edith Barnaal and brother, Lester Barnaal and sister-in-law, Roberta Barnaal. She is survived by brothers, Dennis Barnaal (Doris) of Decorah, Iowa and Merle Barnaal of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; and sister, Marianne Sundenmeyer (Gary) of St. Cloud Minnesota.