Obit: Jantsch, Loretta (1909 - 2006)
Contact:  R. Lipprandt
Email: bob@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: BARRANCO, GITTER, GRAMLING, JANTSCH, MERTENS, SAUTER, SCHAEFER, SCHIEF, WERNER

----Sources: The Tribune-Phonograph, Vol. 46, No. 46, Wed., Nov. 15, 2006, p. 9

Jantsch, Loretta Martha (Werner) (29 Jan 1909 - 08 Nov 2006)

Loretta Jantsch

Loretta Jantsch, 97, died at her Dorchester residence on Wednesday, November 8, 2006.

The mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, with Father Paul Gitter and Father James Schaefer presiding. Burial will be in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery with Tim Gramling, Hank Gramling, Steve Gramling, B. J. Jantsch, Gary Werner and Jim Werner serving as pallbearers.

Visitation with family and friends will be on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Maurina Funeral Home in Dorchester, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a parish rosary at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Maurina-Community Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements,

The former Loretta Martha Werner was born on January 29, 1909, in the Town of Little Black, 2 miles North of Dorchester, a daughter of Julius and Josephine (Mertens) Werner.

Loretta was a lifelong resident of Dorchester having moved with her family to Dorchester in 1917 after her father’s death.

She attended Liberty School for one year and St. Louis Catholic School the remaining seven years of her elementary education. Loretta was a member of Dorchester High School’s first certified high school graduating class of 1928.

After graduation, she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Schief and later, as the head cook for a member of the Pabst Family in Milwaukee.

Loretta returned to Dorchester and on June 15, 1932, and married William Paul Jantsch at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, Wis.

She was a founding member of the Dorchester Branch of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in 1946, a member of the Christian Women Altar Society (PCCW) since 1932, a member of the Maternal Order of Lady Foresters, a member of the Catholic Family Organization and a member of the Dorchester Senior Citizens.

For many years, Loretta provided home baked cookies to the Senior citizens activity time and became known as the "Cookie Lady." She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, cooking and baking and kept personal records of play of her favorite Milwaukee Brewers baseball team.

Loretta will be dearly missed by her loving family, William (Ann) Jantsch, Peosta, IA; Sister Barbara Jantsch, SSSF, Milwaukee; Judy Gramling, Waukesha; Jim Jantsch, Dorchester; Mary (Louie) Barranco, San Lorenzo, CA; Dan (Gerri) Jantsch, Sedona, AZ; one sister, Estelle Sauter, Antigo; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Paul Jantsch (March 4, 1991); and two brothers, Edward Werner and Julius Werner, Jr.

Paid Obituary 46-64631

 

 


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