Loretta Fox of South Haven died on her 93rd birthday, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Heritage House of Kimball with her family at her side. She was 93.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball with Rev. Dave Milz officiating. Burial will follow at Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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 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 died January 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 2; 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.
Loretta is 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.
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.
Pallbearers will be Kurt Kunkel, RaMona Thorpe, Andrea Holtz, Kraig Kunkel, Jolene Nelson and Ashley Thorpe.
Jeremy Schauer will be an honorary pallbearer. Lynn Hoff will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Service of Kimball.