Loretta E. Schwalbe
Loretta E. Schwalbe was born August 25, 1922, the daughter of the late Louis W. Rodewald and Ida (nee Carstens). Our gracious and merciful Lord called Loretta home on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the age of 91 years, 11 months, 4 days.
She was born again of water and of the spirit through Holy Baptism in September, 1922. Loretta's parents also saw to it that she was taught the Word of God according to Jesus' command and on May 31, 1936 she publicly confessed her faith and made vows of faithfulness to her Lord at her confirmation.
On September 10, 1939 Loretta married Elroy Schwalbe who preceded her in departure from this life on May 5, 2000. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Newtonburg. Loretta and her husband were blessed by the Lord with four children, Russell (Patricia) Schwalbe, Dianne (Dennis) Schroeder, Jeanne (James) Thies, Jon (Jean) Schwalbe, eighteen grandchildren and their spouses along with thirty one great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Delores Krancus, many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, one sister, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Services for Loretta Schwalbe will be held at St Peter's Lutheran Church, Collins (2501 Collins Rd. , Chilton, WI) on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm.
Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday from 1:00 pm until 2:50pm when we will have brief family rites before beginning the service.
Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her name for Manitowoc Lutheran High School or St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th St., Kiel is assisting the family.
Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com
Farewell then friends, I leave thee
And set forth on my journey
The crown of life to wear
Be ye to God commended
In heaven all woe is ended
And we shall meet in Glory there
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home - Kiel
815 6th St. Kiel, WI 53042
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on July 31, 2014