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Loretta M. Engesser, 92

May 3, 2015

Loretta M. Engesser, 92

Blue Earth Loretta M. Engesser, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, Father Peter Klein officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Loretta was born Jan. 23, 1923, in Bridgewater, S.D. , the daughter of Stephen R. and Frances (Weber ) Weber. She was raised in Salem, S.D., and she received her education at St. Mary’s School in Salem. Loretta moved to Mankato in 1949 where she met her future husband “Buss”. Loretta was married to Mildon “Buss” Engesser on Sept. 4, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Salem. Shortly following their marriage the couple moved to Blue Earth, where Buss worked at Armon Decorating and Loretta was a homemaker, caring for her six children. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, was the head cook at SS Peter & Paul Catholic School until it closed. Loretta was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Loretta Engesser is survived by her daughters, Marjorie (partner Bryan Simon) Engesser, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., Marie (Ryan) Northwick, of Blue Earth; sons, Michael (Jennifer) Engesser, of Luverne, Patrick (Kathy) Engesser, of Eagan, Thomas (Jennifer) Engesser, of Blue Earth; sisters, Bernette Westhoff, Sr. Stephanie Weber, Sr. Rosemary Weber, Theresa Weber, Phyllis Zwart, Joyce Kappenman; brother, Stephen Weber; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews.

She preceded in death by her son, Stephen Engesser; husband, Mildon “Buss” Engesser; parents; sister, Leona Vogel; and brothers, Peter Weber and Philip Weber.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com.