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Joseph A. Loebertman

Joseph A. Loebertman, age 77, of Waverly died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003 at the Delano Health Care Center in Delano.

He was born Nov. 3, 1925 to Albert and Helen (Kieser) Loebertmann in Victor Township.

Joseph served his country in the Army during World War II, achieving the rank of corporal. He was a member of the Winsted American Legion Post #407.

Joseph was a lifelong employee of Burlington Northern working as a railroad linesman. He was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially hunting squirrels and turtles. He had a vast knowledge of the outdoors. Joseph was a 27-year active member in AA.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roseann (Broll), son Lester "Buddy" Cochran, granddaughter Tonya Specken, parents Albert and Helen Loebertmann, and parents-in-law John and Francis Broll.

Joseph is further preceded in death by sisters Della and Damis Knoll, Florentine Snegosky, Rita Reardon, brothers Leo Loebertmen and Mark Loebertmen, brothers-in-law Ben Mochinski, Ed Broll, and Raymond Brabec.

Joseph is survived by his daughters LaVerne "Dolly and Guy Hedtke, Annette and Gary Norman, Marietta and Mike Specken, son Kevin Cochran,

He is further survived by 11 grandchildren: Melissa Hedtke, Kristin Hedtke, Tayler Hedtke, Pat and Jody Norman, Michelle Norman and fiancée Brian Roepke, Chris Norman, Mike and Lynn Specken, Tom Specken, Tammy Specken and special friend Chris Muelners, Mindy Specken and fiancée Brad Radtke, and Chasady Cochran,

Joseph is also survived by five great grandchildren: Andrew, Tyler, and Kyle Norman, Caleb and Marissa Radtke, three sisters: Elizabeth Mochinski, Rosemary (Dennis) Reardon, Lucille (Fritz) Oberding; two brothers: Clem Loebertmann and Albert (Marge) Loebertmann; brothers-in-law: Edmund Snegosky and Harold Reardon, sisters-in-law Marion Loebertman, Lucy Kelty, Clara Broll, and Irene Brabec.

Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly. Visitation was Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue Friday for one hour prior to services at the church.

Father Timothy Cloutier officiated with Therese Borrell and the St. Mary's Church Choir providing music.

Military honors were provided by the Winsted American Legion Post #407.

Pallbearers were Joseph's grandsons: Pat Norman, Chris Norman, Mike Specken, and Tom Specken. Honorary bearers were Joseph's granddaughters Melissa Hedtke, Kristin Hedtke, Tayler Hedtke, Michelle Norman, Tammy Specken, Mindy Specken, and Chasady Cochran.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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