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Loretta Boberg, 83

Loretta Boberg, 83, of Fountain City died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at the Sauer Memorial Nursing Home in Winona, Minn.

She was born June 2, 1925, in Arcadia to Peter and Anna (Thoma) Pierzina. On Oct. 24, 1944, Loretta married Arthur Boberg at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia.

He preceded her in death on June 25, 2003.

In addition to being a housewife, Loretta owned and operated Loretta's Gift Shop. She also worked as a waitress at the Golden Frog, Wally's Supper Club, and Palm Garden.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and Altar Society, the Homemaker's Club, the Card Club, and the Bingo and Birthday Clubs. Loretta also proudly served on Fountain City's City Council.

She is survived by two daughters, Judi (the late, Dan) Schmitt of Hudson and Jane (Gary) Larson of La Crescent, Minn.; one son, Dan (Gayle) Boberg of Fayette, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Tammy (Mike) Schmitz, Lori (Den) Harden, Vicki Schmitt, Darin (Angie) Boberg, Derek (Heather) Boberg, Nicki (Jeremy) Johnson and Eric Larson; 10 great-grandchildren, Meghan, Ben, Carolyn and Jason Schmitz, Lauren and Leyton Johnson, Dillon and Kaitlyn Boberg, Kailey Rae Boberg and Marissa Harden.

Preceding Loretta in death was her husband of 58 years; three brothers, Rudy, Adolph and Eugene Pierzina; two half-brothers, Mike and Ed Giemza; and two sisters, Teckla Sonsalla and Fredia Frye.

A Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Fountain City with Father Rick Roberts officiating.

Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fountain City.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church, where there was a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Casketbearers were Loretta's grandchildren.

Loretta enjoyed family and friends to bop in for a chat and cheer, or a game of cards. We will remember Loretta for the warmth of her home, her toe-tapping love of music, her sense of humor, her kindness and strength, and her determination during times of struggle.

She would also want to bid a fond farewell to her devoted family, friends and compassionate caregivers who enriched her life with comfort and friendship. Loretta lived a full life that touched and taught so many. We wish her a peaceful journey and eternal rest.

The Wozney-Killian Funeral Home, Arcadia, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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