Louise Werbowski, 99

Louise K. Werbowski, age 99, of Loretto, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Haven Homes in Maple Plain.

She was born April 2, 1918, in Loretto, the youngest of 12 children born to Michael and Catherine (Altendorf) Jacobs.

Louise was united in marriage to John Werbowski in 1937. She was a homemaker and worked as a seamstress out of her home.

A life-long member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, Louise was a very active volunteer in church and school activities, taught CCD, directed the adult’s and children’s choirs, and served as a member of the CCW and PTA. She ran the Loretto Quilters, where all donations were given to the church. She was also a 4-H leader.

Louise was self-taught when it came to sewing and music. She enjoyed sewing for her family; making clothes for her children and quilts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When it came to music, she would ensure every group in the choir had a musical score for a song, going as far as writing it herself when needed.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; and 11 siblings and their spouses.

She is survived by her sons, Dennis (Susan), Duane (Connie), and Davie (Cristina) Werbowski; daughters, Marlis (Ronald) Doboszenski, and Mary Lee (Tom) Underhill; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Dorothy Werbowski; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto. Interment was in the church cemetery.

There was visitation Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Visitation continued Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the Mass.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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