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Lorna Loeschen

January 25, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Lorna Loeschen, 89, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Thomas Marth officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.

She died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.

Lorna Marie (Kroenke) Loeschen, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Ellie) Kroenke, was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Dolliver.

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Lorna Loeschen

She received her education in the rural country schools.

On May 5, 1942, Lorna was united in marriage to Carl Loeschen in Estherville. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Estherville. Lorna was employed at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Estherville for 22 years. Carl passed away April 9, 2005.

She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, ladies guild and circle. Lorna was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Left to cherish Lorna's memory are her children, Larry Loeschen and his wife, Susan, of Estherville, Karen Jordan of East Bethel, Minn. and Charles Loeschen and his wife, Jane, of Sand Point, Idaho; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and her siblings, Ed Kroenke of Estherville, Arlene Johansen of Terril and Marlene Woltz of Waverly.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Mildred Pierce; brothers, Walter and Henry and sister, Lorraine Richard.

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