Loretta Wegener

Friday, March 11, 2011

Funeral services for Loretta Wegener, 87, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Bethany Lutheran Church. Rev. Dave Christianson will officiate the service.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Loretta passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Spencer Hospital.

Loretta Effie Viola Wegener, the daughter of Alvin and Isabel Swan Yerex, was born April 11, 1923, in Lamont, Alberta, Canada. Her childhood years were spent in Lamont, where she graduated High School.

Loretta attended Olds College, in Alberta and worked in a fur store as a seamstress. It was during this time that she met Merlyn Wegener, while he was stationed there with the U.S. Army. They were married Oct. 29, 1945, in Lamont, Canada.

Loretta was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was involved with the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary in the American Legion. She was proud of her involvement with the Veterans Memorial in Spencer and helping to repair damaged flags. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, camping and square dancing. She also enjoyed wintering in Mission, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Merlyn, on Aug. 26, 2006.

Left to cherish her memory are two sons: Douglas (Kate) Wegener, of Melbourne, Australia and Blair (DeVonne) Wegener, of Edgerton, Minn.; one daughter, LuAnn (Tim) Thomsen, of Spencer, Ia.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers: Don (Kay) Yerex and Robert (Audrey Yerex -- both of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.