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Louise Clara Loebertmann

Louise Clara Loebertmann, age 90, of Howard Lake, died Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.

She was born Feb. 9, 1916 in Victor Township, Wright County, the daughter of Louis and Amanda (Sherman) Stifter. She attended school in Winsted, and graduated form Holy Trinity High School.

Louise was united in marriage to Anthony Martin Loebertmann Oct. 2, 1948 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. The couple was blessed with eight children: Therese, Monica, Kenneth, Frances, Stephen, Agnes, Michael, and Barbara.

Louise was a homemaker, and devoted to raising her children. She also had a few jobs outside the home which included working at the ammunition factory during World War II, as a maid for a New York family, at the Green Giant Canning Factory, and cleaning church.

She was involved in 4-H, Farm Bureau, Catholic Aid, and Holy Trinity CCW.

Louise was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, where she faithfully served for many years.

Some of her most special moments in life included the weddings of her children, birth of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and celebrating her 90th birthday this past February.

She also enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, and stripping feathers for homemade goose down pillows, palm braiding, and wine making.

Louise will be remembered for her gardening talents, poppy strudel, homemade bread, and showing lots of canned vegetables and garden produce at the McLeod and Wright county fairs.

She is survived by her children, Therese (Bernard) Kral of Springfield, Mo., Monica (John) Kral of Hoffman, Kenneth (Nancy) Loebertmann of Howard Lake, Frances (Michael) Luhman of Howard Lake, Stephen (Debbie) Loebertmann of Buffalo, Agnes (Paul) Schmitz of Maple Lake, Michael Loebertmann of Howard Lake, and Barbara (Michael) Steffer of Howard Lake; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister Rosina Suilmann of Wabasha; and sisters-in-law Margie Stifter of Boonstown, N.J., Mae Stifter of Howard Lake, and Anne (Bill) Wemhoff of Winsted.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Amanda Stifter; husband Anthony M. Loebertmann (1995); great-granddaughter Cassandra Larson; sisters, Sister Alethea, Sister Louis, and Sister Lydia; and brothers Louis, George, Ernest, Norbert and Clarence Stifter.

Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with the Rev. Paul L. Wolf officiating. Alice Nowak was the organist for the Mass. Private interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

Honorary pallbearers were Louise’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Tyler Loebertmann, Nicholas Schmitz, Brian Loebertmann, Craig Loebertmann, Jordan Steffer, Jared Kral, and Kevin Kral.

Visitation was Sunday, May 21, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a CCW rosary at 4 p.m., followed by a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued Monday at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m.

The Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted served the family.

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