Loretta B. Kortan


Loretta B. Kortan

Loretta B. Kortan, age 97 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by family Monday, May 12, 2014, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.


A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

Loretta Barbara Vogel was born March 14, 1917, in New Munich to Joseph and Catherine (Poepping) Vogel. She married Frank O. Kortan on June 2, 1937, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple farmed north of Melrose, then near Meire Grove and later in Sauk Centre Township, Stearns County. She moved to Sauk Centre in 1969 and was employed at the Burger Hut for 12 years.


Loretta was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, St. Theresa’s Mission Group and Catholic United. She enjoyed cooking, baking, quilting, crocheting, trips to the casino and spending time with her family.


Survivors include five children, Bernice (Ernest) Uhlenkamp of Sauk Centre, Darlene (John) Dols of Sauk Centre, Jeanette (Joseph) Loehr of Melrose, Michael (Theresa) Kortan of Sauk Centre and Julie Grams of St. Cloud; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Lorraine (Alquin) Gangl of Melrose, Mary Ann Arnzen of Melrose, Eugene (Thriesella) Vogel of St. Cloud and Tom (Marlene) Vogel of Sauk Rapids.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Kortan on June 19, 1968; her parents; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Eugene Moening; two grandchildren, Marie and Charles Uhlenkamp; brothers, Roman, Leander, Warner, Ervin, Elmer and Joseph Vogel; and infant sister, Viola Vogel.


Serving as casket bearers were Matthew Grams, Steve Dols, Brian Moening, Tom Uhlenkamp, Joey Loehr and Dean Gould. Cross bearer was Nancy Bomber and scripture bearer was Courtney Moening.


Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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