Loretta J. Meinke
Loretta J. Meinke, 89, of Fond
du Lac, left her earthly life to be reunited with her husband and daughter, on Tuesday,
July 16, 2019 at Grancare Nursing Home.
She was born on February 1,
1930, in Beaver Dam, the daughter of Emil R. and Clara L. (Paul) Brunn. On August 5, 1950, she married Ralph C.
Meinke, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun.
They celebrated 50 years of marriage. Ralph preceded her in death on
March 5, 2001.
In addition to her most
important job as Mom, she worked for the Green Giant Canning Co. in Rosendale,
California Canners and Growers in Lomira, and finally as a cook for North Fond
du Lac School District until her retirement.
Loretta was a member of Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church. After retiring, Loretta enjoyed family
gatherings, going to Brewer games, playing cards with her friends, and taking
rides in her car to many places across the state. Most of all, Loretta loved her family with
all her heart and soul.
She is survived by her two children:
Randall (fiancé Lyn Herriot) Meinke of Princeton and Kathleen (Perter) James of
Fond du Lac; seven grandchildren: Angeline (Jeffrey) Perry, John (Beth) James,
Christina (Jeremy) Tabbert, Rick (Cathy) VanBuren, Dawn Paez, Nicole (Anthony)
LoBianco, Nathan VanBuren; seven great-grandchildren and eight great
great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her
parents, her husband, her oldest daughter Cheryl Elaine Benedict, her great
grandson Joshua D. Perry, and her daughter-in-law, Mary A. Meinke.
VISITATION: Friends may call
on Monday, July 22, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel, 31
East Division Street and again on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 10:30 – 11:30
a.m. at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Wisconsin American Drive, Fond du
FUNERAL: Funeral services
will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Immanuel-Trinity
Lutheran Church, with Rev. Tom Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Ledgeview Memorial Park.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420