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Loretta Kampmeier

Funeral services for Loretta Kampmeier of Chokio will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio. Father Peter VanderWeyst will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chokio.

Loretta Helen Fritsch, daughter of Andrew and Margaret (Ryan) Fritsch, was born January 17, 1915 in Chokio, Minnesota, where she grew up and was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Loretta attended and graduated from Chokio High School. On February 28, 1933, she was united in marriage to Walter Emil Kampmeier. Following their marriage, the couple purchased a farm near Chokio, where they farmed and raised their three sons: Earl, Ralph and Don. In 1987, Walter and Loretta retired from active farming and purchased a home in Chokio. Walter died on October 15, 1995. Loretta moved to Morris, where she lived at Skyview until 1997, when she became a resident of The Villa of St. Francis. Loretta died on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at West Wind Village in Morris, MN, having lived to reach the age of 94 years.

Loretta was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio, where she was active in the Christian Mothers, Baker Township Homemakers Club and the Church Guild. She enjoyed baking and cooking. She especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by three sons: Earl (Mary Virginia) Kampmeier of Graceville, Ralph Kampmeier of Chokio and Donald (Barbara) Kampmeier of Inver Grove Heights; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and sister-in-law: Esther Hollen of Sauk Rapids. She was preceded in death by her husband; infant son; her parents; daughters-in-law: Mary Margaret Kampmeier and Donna Kampmeier; granddaughter-in-law: Linda Kampmeier; two brothers: Robert Fritsch and Joseph Fritsch and three sisters: Edwina Brunette, Margaret Townsend and Mary Felt.

Pallbearers for the service are Loretta's grandsons: Tim Kampmeier, Andy Kampmeier, Tom Kampmeier, Jeff Kampmeier, Kevin Kampmeier and David Kampmeier. Honorary pallbearers are all of Loretta's granddaughters, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Deb Farwell will serve as organist for the service with Holly Giese serving as soloist. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

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