Obit: Borchardt-Dirks, Loetta B. (1916 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Borchardt-Dirks, Christian, Juedes, Kufahl, Lambrecht, Mckenna, Mayer, Reinhardt, Thurs, Tress, Voigt, Wojciechowski, Woller

----Source: The Peterson - Kramer Funeral Home (Wausau, WI) 8/08/2016

Borchardt-Dirks, Loetta B. (Juedes) (15 MAY 1916 - 5 AUG 2016)

Loetta B. (Juedes) Borchardt-Dirks, 100, Edgar, formerly of Wausau, died Friday, August 5, 2016 at Colonial Manor Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

She was born May 15, 1916 in the town of Hamburg, daughter of the late Henry and Ottilia (Voigt) Juedes. Loetta was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hamburg. She married Wilbert Borchardt on September 26, 1936, he preceded her in death on May 29, 1974. She then married Ted Dirks in 1977, he preceded her in death in 1992.

Loetta worked for J.C. Penney and Sears in Wausau for many years and later worked for West Park Fashions in Wausau. Loetta volunteered at church and also for the Commission of aging in Edgar for 18 years. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed cooking, shopping, collecting dolls and gardening, especially flower gardening. She also loved to travel and visited many different countries.

Survivors include, her son, Jerry (Pam) Borchardt, Wausau; three grandchildren, Jackie (Bill) Wojciechowski, Wausau, Heidi (Jamie) Mayer, Appleton and Jamie (Matt) Woller, Kronenwetter; seven great-grandchildren, Ryan Wojciechowski, Nathan (Ashley) Wojciechowski, Kylee and Carson Mayer and Caitlin, Mckenna and Bennett Woller; and two great-great-grandsons, Mason and Aiden Wojciechowski.

Besides her parents and both husbands, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Alma Thurs, Erna Reinhardt, Adela Tress, Belinda Christian and Ruth Kufahl; and one brother, Hilbert Juedes.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. Rev. Jeffrey Lambrecht will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Colonial Manor and the staff at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for the wonderful care and support given to Loetta. The family would also like to give special thanks to Pastor Jeffrey Lambrecht and all her friends that visited with her over the years.

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