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home : obituaries : obituaries May 24, 2016

10/15/2013 11:14:00 AM
Loretta Fox

Loretta Fox, of South Haven died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, on her 93rd birthday, at Heritage House of Kimball with her family at her side.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Kimball, with Rev. Dave Milz officiating and burial at Kimball Cemetery.

She is survived by her children and their spouses Janice and Ronald Kunkel of Luxemburg, DeLayne and Ronald Erpelding of Willmar, Delvin and Paulette Fox of South Haven, LaNaye and Lester Schauer of Glencoe and DelRay Fox of St. Cloud; brother and his spouse Elmer and Frances Kuseske of Buffalo; sister-in-law Velma Kuseske; 12 grandchildren and 29 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband George; grandson Gary Kunkel; brothers Raymond, William, Edward and Ervin Kuseske; and sisters Millie Dinkfelt, Martha Meyer and Helen Bruns.

Loretta Stella Marcella Fox was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Rockville Township to Adam and Mary (Dinkfelt) Kuseske. She attended Brown Country School until her eighth grade graduation. She married George Fox on May 16, 1940, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball and their marriage was blessed with five children. Together, they farmed in Maine Prairie Township until 1981. They shared 67 years of marriage, until George passed away on Jan. 24, 2008. Loretta was a homemaker, a loving mother and she helped out at Beaches Resort. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church since the age of two; she was involved in the Ladies Aid and served as church secretary. Loretta enjoyed bowling, traveling and playing cards. She did ceramics, crocheting, embroidering and knitting. She made lots of afghans, baby blankets and dollies for family members. In her younger years, she enjoyed her flower gardens and vegetable garden. She froze and canned lots of vegetables, especially pickles and homemade tomato soup; she always had plenty to give to others. She was a sweetheart, she always helped if able and she loved to tease. Loretta loved to bake and she shared recipes with family and friends. Her doughnuts were loved by everybody and she made them for all occasions.

Pallbearers: Kurt Kunkel, RaMona Thorpe, Andrea Holtz, Kraig Kunkel, Jolene Nelson and Ashley Thorpe; honorary pallbearer Jeremy Schauer.

Music: Lynn Hoff.

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