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Loretta Kurzendoerfer, 84, of Elk City, Okla., formerly of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at home in Elk City, Okla.
Loretta was born September 30th, 1929 in Evansville, Ind., the daughter of the late Joseph Vincent Vaal and Laura Barbara (Shuler) Vaal
She was a member of St. Matthews's parish in Elk City, Okla., for the past five years and prior to that attended church at Sts. Peter and Paul in Haubstadt and Holy Cross in Fort Branch, Ind. She was an avid reader, loved quilting and working crossword puzzles. She worked at the Luggage Shop, Stippler Tool and Supply and Ohio Valley Sound. Most recently she was a volunteer for Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City, Okla.
She is survived by her children, Laura Kurzendoerfer, Dennis Kurzendoerfer and wife, Kathy, Daniel Kurzendoerfer and wife, Barbara, Stephen Kurzendoerfer and wife, Cheryl, Mark Kurzendoerfer, Susan Cummings and husband, Darrell, Bryan Kurzendoerfer and wife, Rebecca, Janet Kirchner and husband, Joseph, and Karen Wilson; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Menner, Pat Peck and husband, Tom, and Kathleen Meyer and husband, Richard; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; and daughter, Marianne Kurzendoerfer.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt, Ind., officiated by Father Tony Ernst. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Mausoleum, Evansville where Loretta's grandsons and grandson's-in-law will assist as pallbearers.
Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2014, at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville where a Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Anderson Woods, 3966 Adyeville Rd., Bristow, IN 47515 or Marian Day School, 700 Herndon Dr., Evansville, IN 47711.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net
Boone Funeral Home - Evansville
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715
Published in Courier Press on Jan. 23, 2014