LORRETTA M. MERTINS

Lorretta

Lorretta M. (Mrs. Arnold) Mertins, age 89, of Morristown, died Monday, April 25, 2011 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.

Services will be at Peace United Methodist Church, Morristown, on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Elden Eklund officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Morristown.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Wednesday, April 27th from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to the service.

Lorretta M., the daughter of William and Louise (Roskes) Quast, was born December 25, 1921 at Waterville. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1939. On April 29, 1941, she married Arnold Mertins at the United Brethren Church in Waterville. He preceded her in death on January 2, 2005. Lorretta was previously employed by Backman Produce of Waterville, as a cook at Morristown Public Schools from 1952-1963 and also at the Faribault Regional Center as a technician until her retirement in 1981. She served as a past chairperson of the Peace United Methodist Church Council and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at Evangelical United Brethren Church in Waterville, was a member of the United Methodist Women Society, served on the Church Memorial Committee and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Morristown. Lorretta enjoyed gardening and flowers, playing cards, fishing and watching the Minnesota Twins.

She is survived by one daughter, Louise (and Jim) Anderson of Faribault; two grandchildren, Terri (and Steve) Wahl and John (and Stacey) Anderson; four great grandchildren, Jennifer, Alex and Brian Wahl and Caden Anderson; a sister, Lorraine Swenson of Waseca; a brother, Rod Quast of Morristown and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Arnold.


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Name: Jay & Virgie Rasmussen
Email: jvr211@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday April 27, 2011

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4/27/11 Louise: We want you to know we are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. While it is sad and a feeling of great loss I have so many happy memories of you and your mom and dad. I remember when our family would visit your family and the fun times we had. And especially I remember the special friendship your parents and mine, Don and Ernestine, and also Carl and Katie shared. It was always such a delight to hear them all joking and laughing as they sat around our dining room table playing cribbage. Friendships hold lifelong memories. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless. Jay and Virgie Rasmussen

Name: Cindy Packard
Email: purplepeak@comcast.net
Date: Wednesday April 27, 2011

Memories

Remember your Mom's smile and "get up and go". Can still see her face when she worked at the school lunch room. Bet she and Katie and having a good talk! Know you will miss her dearly and my sympathies are with you and your family.

Name: Donna Rae Berge
Email: dberge@co.rice.mn.us
Date: Tuesday April 26, 2011

Memories

What a wonderful, warm, and caring person who will be missed. My memories from school will always include Helen. She was a close and dear friend of my mothers who shared many memories. Louise she loved you and talked about you and your family always. She was so proud of them. Her smile and "cooking" will be a lose to all. I am sure her and mom are going to be watching those "Twins" and cheering them on.

Name: Donna Rae Berge
Email: dberge@co.rice.mn.us
Date: Tuesday April 26, 2011

Memories

What a wonderful, warm, and caring person who will be missed. My memories from school will always include Helen. She was a close and dear friend of my mothers who shared many memories. Louise she loved you and talked about you and your family always. She was so proud of them. Her smile and "cooking" will be a lose to all. I am sure her and mom are going to be watching those "Twins" and cheering them on.