Obit: Weller, Loretta L. #2 (1922 - 2012)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Dahl, Dix, Hanson, Hoffman, Hunger, Johnson, Karaba, Kasdorff, Newman, Sablich, Sheets, Stettler, Weller
----Source: The Abbotsford Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 07/04/2012
Weller, Loretta L. (Stettler) (12 MAY 1922 - 29 JUN 2012)
Loretta L. Weller, age 90 of Colby, was born into eternal life Friday June 29, 2012. She resided at the Colonial Center in Colby.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the First United Church of Christ in Colby. Pastor Terri Hanson and Pastor Kenneth A. Dix will officiate. Burial will be in the Colby Memorial Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be; Darron Dahl, Brad Newman, John Johnson, David Hoffman, Gary Kasdorff and David Stettler. Christopher Sablich and Jeff Dahl will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home, Colby is assisting the family with arrangements.
Loretta was born May 12, 1922, to Victor and Marie (Hunger) Stettler. She attended Riverside Country Grade School until the eight grade. Loretta worked at the local Hardware store in Colby.
On September 9, 1944, at the First United Church of Christ in Colby, Loretta was united in marriage to George Weller. He preceded Loretta in death on Dec 27, 2009.
Loretta worked beside her husband on the family farm. She also worked as a cook at the Colby High School and was a sales clerk at Skogmos Clothing Store in Abbotsford for many years.
She enjoyed her family, Loretta especially cherished the time she could spend with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially decorating special birthday cakes. Loretta was famous for her rhubarb custard pies and poppy seed cakes.
She was an active member of the Cherokee Chums 4-H Club, achieving many awards, including the “Key Award”. She remained active with the 4-H for many years, serving for the foods projects and on the county board and was a member of the 4H Leaders Federation in Marathon County.
Loretta was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Colby. She also spent many hours working at the Uptown Bar in Colby helping her daughter and son-in-law with the business.
She enjoyed traveling, taking trips to Hawaii, Germany, Alaska, as well as many local trips. She enjoyed country music and took several trips to Branson, MO.
She is lovingly survived by her son, Richard (Kathy) Weller, Burnsville, Minn., a daughter, Eileen (Russ) Dahl, Colby; five grandchildren, Debbie (Chris) Sablich, Darron (Kay) Dahl, Tina (Brad) Newman, Amy (John) Johnson, Laura (Jeremy) Johnson, 4 Step-Grandchildren, Valerie Dahl, Scott (Vivian) Dahl, Jeffrey (Jackie) Dahl and Julie Karaba; 11 great-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren and five step–great-great grandchildren. One brother, Lawrence (Adelle) Stettler, Abbotsford and a special cousin Olive Sheets of Marshfield as well as many nieces and nephews further survive Loretta.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother, John.
The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home Colby is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschillingfuneralhome.com
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