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Dolores A. Loehrke Print E-mail

Jan. 1930-Aug. 9, 2013

Delores A. Loehrke, Town of Saxeville, our beloved sister in the faith, was called to glory on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at her home, at the age of 83. She was born on Jan. 11, 1930, in the Town of Lind, the daughter of the late Edwin and Eva (Gabrielson) Peterson. She was baptized, confirmed, and on June 20, 1953, she married Vernon Loehrke at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Vernon preceded her in death on May 17, 2005.

Delores was an active member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in the Town of Lind for many years. She was a homemaker on the farm with her husband for many years, and also enjoyed gardening, word searches, the county fair, supporting her children and grandchildren, and she will always be remembered for offering everyone a cookie.

Delores is survived by three sons: Jeff (Jean) Loehrke, Jerry (Christine) Loehrke, and Randy (Marge) Loehrke; a daughter: Lori (Jerry) Reinert; 13  grandchildren: Keith (Becky) Loehrke, BobbieJo (Kirk) Montgomery, Janet (Scott) Olson, Kelly Loehrke, Jimmy Loehrke, Tammy (Chris) Raffin, Brian Loehrke, Trisha Loehrke, PJ (Gina) Loehrke, Tara Reinert, Dustin Reinert, Stephanie Loehrke and Brandon Loehrke; eight step-grandchildren: David Buhrow, Jim (Crystal) Buhrow, Tim (Toni) Buhrow, Eric (Beth) Buhrow, Lisa (Mark) Handrich, James (Amanda) Haufschildt, Tina (Nick) Attoe, and Brian Haufschildt; sixteen great-grandchildren: Erin, Kyle, Katelyn, Logan, Allison, Ashley, Lindsey, Jenna, Hailey, Justin, Jalyn, Ebbie, Olivia, Mallory, Aubry, and Bryce; sixteen step-grandchildren: Noah, Sophia, Issac, Summer, Trevor  Kari, Daylin, Lilly, Jamie, Jeremy, Blake, Calvin, Renee, Jameson, Xavier, and Colton; two sisters: Karen Kimmel,  and Jeanne (Harold) Falke; two brothers-in-law: Velmer Timm, and Bob (Alice) Loehrke; three sisters-in-law: Betty Loehrke, Gertie Raguse, and Cindy Loehrke; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Arleta (Walter) Prill, and Joan Timm; a brother-in-law: Smokey Kimmel; and a granddaughter: Amy.

Funeral services was held on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. at Emmaus Lutheran Church, N180 County Rd. A, Waupaca. Lay minister Mark Peters officiated. Burial was in Lind Center Cemetery, where her body will remain awaiting the resurrection to glory. Visitation was held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lewin Funeral Home, Fremont, and on Tuesday, at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established for Emmaus Lutheran Church.

Delores’s family would like to extend a very special Thank You to the ThedaCare at Home Hospice staff, Dr. Curtis Baltz and his staff, as well as everyone who helped with her home care. It was greatly appreciated.


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