Loretta M. Wheelock Zearing - Loretta M. Wheelock, 94, of Zearing, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at the Zearing Health Care Center in Zearing, Iowa. A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Zearing. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Zearing. Burial will follow at the Lincoln Township Cemetery in Zearing and a luncheon will be held at Dakins Community Center following her committal service. Loretta was born on June 2, 1927 in Toledo, Iowa to Charles and Elsie (Tagatoff) Howard. She grew up by St. Anthony and attended school in Zearing. She graduated from Zearing High School with the class of 1944. She married the love of her life Paul Wheelock on July 29, 1946 and the couple resided in Zearing where they raised their family. Loretta began working at NESCO in 1970 as a "lunch lady" and retired from Colo-NESCO in 1997. Loretta was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, and the Zearing American Legion Auxiliary. Loretta's life revolved around her family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews and their events was her life. She will be greatly missed by them all. Those left to cherish her loving memories are her children Pauletta Richards of Marshalltown, IA, Bob (Marcy) Wheelock of Zearing, IA, Denny Wheelock of Zearing, Iowa, and Becky (Ed) Burr of Topeka, KS; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Loretta was proceeded in death by her parents, and husband Paul. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Threshold Learning Center, 13143 710th Ave, Zearing, Iowa, 50278. Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with the care of Loretta and her family.
Published by Story City Herald from Jun. 24 to Jul. 1, 2021.