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LORETTA JULIA FAEHNLE Loretta Julia (Grogan) Faehnle, 89, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, formerly of Sabina, Ohio, passed away peacefully of natural causes, Tuesday, August 27th at Stuart, Florida. Mrs. Faehnle was born December 3, 1923 to Sylvester and Zita Grogan. Loretta graduated in 1944 from the Mount Carmel Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. After Graduation Loretta served at the Columbus Tuberculosis Society as clinic nurse and as the Assistant Head Nurse of the nursery and surgical units of Mount Carmel Hospital for two years. She was then enrolled in St. Mary's College at Notre Dame University studying nursing education. Loretta was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dr. Thomas M. Faehnle, her parents, her sister Patricia, and brothers Walter and Lawrence Grogan. She is survived by her sons Thomas (Kathleen) Faehnle, Patrick (Barbara) Faehnle, and daughter Genevieve (James Lifter Jr.) Faehnle, grandchildren Kelly (William Sheredy), Thomas, Sarah, and Emily Faehnle. During her lifetime, Mrs. Faehnle was a member of Thrice Five Club in Sabina, Ohio and the Women's Auxiliary of Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Ohio. Loretta was an active volunteer in her community working with the Mother's Club PTA of Sabina Elementary and various other volunteer organizations serving the local community. She was the consummate hostess and she always made each guest feel special in her home. Visitation will be held at 9:30 am Sept. 5 at Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL followed by an 11:00am Funeral Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Clinton Memorial Hospital, 610 West Main Street, Wilmington, OH 45177 in memory of Mrs. Faehnle. All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL.
Published in the TC Palm on Sept. 2, 2013