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Loretta J Poeschel

Loretta J Poeschel

Loretta J. Poeschel age 91 of Durand, died Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Hillview Assisted Living in Mondovi with her family by her side.

Loretta was born on January 2, 1929 at home in Town of Lima, rural Durand. She was the daughter of William V. and Hildegard (Bauer) Bauer. Loretta grew up on her family farm and attended Sacred Heart School in Lima. Loretta married Raymond E. Poeschel on October 13, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand. After marriage Loretta and Ray continued farming and they raised their family. Over the years on the farm they raised pigs, chickens and cows until later years when the farm became a dairy farm. Loretta and Ray lived on their farm until moving to the Hillview Assisted Living in Mondovi in 2015, where she remained the rest of her life.

Loretta enjoyed playing cards, baking, cooking, attended their children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events. She was active at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, helping with fish fries, the fall festival and funeral lunches. Most of all, Loretta loved to spend time with her family and friends.

Loretta is survived by her five sons; Herb (Nancy) of Rochester, MN, Don (Monica) of Durand, Doug (Patricia) of Eau Claire, Rex (Belinda) and Ron (Jane), both of Durand, 10 grandchildren; Pam (Patrick), Dawn (Jeremy), Travis (Deedee), Chad (Lori), Kyle (Tammy), Kim (Mark), Olivia (Matt), Mark (Mandy), Dusty (Hailey) and Lisa,  13 great grandchildren; Jordan, Mason, Miranda, Tori, Ashley, Paityn, Dax, Ava, Emma, Oaklyn, Dawsyn, Treyden and Parker, three sisters; Bonnie Bauer, Betty Shuffler, Ardith (Mike) Parish, all of Lakeville, MN, one sister-in-law; Karen Bauer of Durand, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray, one great granddaughter; Alexa Marie Peterson, one sister; Carol Wolf, three brothers; Eugene, Raymond “Sicky” Bauer and Giles “Putter” Bauer.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30AM Friday, January 17, 2020 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, rural Durand. Rev. John Affum will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-8:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Loretta. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  2. Pat Petersen

    Don and siblings,
    We had planned to come down for your Moms
    funeral, but the weather was not good. Give our deepest sympathy to the family.
    Our love to all Pat and Bill

  3. Mary Urness Nelson

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Keeping you and your families in my thoughts & prayers.


    Poeschel Families we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at the difficult time. Even though she is at peace it is so hard to say goodbye.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  5. Paul and Amanda Glaus

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for all of you during this time of sorrow.

  6. Joanie Gonitzke

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers!

  7. Kathy Becker

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! Sorry for your loss.

  8. Colleen & Tom Garnevicus

    Loretta was a gracious and loving lady, and a very good card player. We will miss her, as we know her family will!
    May she rest in peace! Our sympathy to all those who loved her!

  9. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Sending our sympathy to all the family members of Loretta, she was a special lady.

  10. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to the Poeschel families.

  11. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending Our Sympathy and Prayers to you all!

  12. thomas biles

    sorry to here about mom
    prayers to the family

  13. Jane and Steve Herbert

    The Family of Loretta:
    "Gone from our sight, but never our memories - Gone from our touch, but never our heart." Thinking of you and hoping your memories of special times bring you comfort.
    Our Deepest Sympathy
    Steve & Jane Herbert

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