Lois Fern McNeil, 79, of Fort Dodge, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at her home. Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with burial in the North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.

Lois Fern Lee, the daughter of James and Ruby (Akins) Lee, was born December 29, 1933 in Lehigh, Iowa. In 1952, she married Joe Smith and they later divorced. Lois later married Raymond McNeil in 1959. Lois retired from Sanofi Animal Health in Fort Dodge and was a member of the Moose Lodge.

She is survived by her six children, Kirby Smith of Fort Dodge, Terri (William) Gribble of Gowrie, Tressi Ayala, Lynn Ayala, Scotty McNeil and Kelli (Patrick) Henning all of Fort Dodge; ten grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; and her brother, Glenn Lee of Clarion, IA. She is preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Nicole Gribble; and her two sisters, Shirley Ross and Beverly Hall.