Loretta M. Wegener

Birth: February 3rd, 1925
Death: February 26th, 2017
Age: 92 years

Our loving mother, Loretta Marie (Schwab) Wegener, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her home in Auburn, MI at the age of 92 with her loving family by her side.  She was born on February 3, 1925 to the late Albert and Mary (Schlicker) Schwab in Frankenlust Twp.   She married Edgar E. Wegener on June 15, 1947 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Auburn, MI.   They were blessed with 5 children; Linda, Glenn, Carl, June & Edie.   Loretta will join her husband, son (Glenn), grandchildren (Stevie Raynak & Michael Wilkins) in heaven. Mom loved music, playing the organ/piano, singing in the choir, playing cards, sending greeting cards to family and friends, and baking for her family. She is survived by her children Linda (Bob) Hopfinger, Carl (Beverly) Wegener, June Burns (friend Bob), Edie (Ron) Wilkins; daughter-in-law Cherie Behmlander;  grandchildren Eric, Scott & Andy Hopfinger, Michelle Kikta, Peter & Marc Wegener, Jeremy and Chad Raynak, Zach & Tasha Burns, Jon, Nathan & Patrick Wilkins; 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   Surviving siblings:  Lyle Walter, Luella Ittner, Rosie Taglauer & Alice (Jack) Rivet; children of the late Louis and Hulda Walter (who raised Loretta after her mom’s early death).  Also surviving are sister-in-law Lorina Rosenbrock and brother-in-law Harry (Hilda) Wegener. Deceased siblings:   Art (Hulda) Schwab, Clarence (Ruth) Schwab, Chuck (Vera) Schwab, and Velma (Norman )Behmlander, Oscar Ittner,  Alice Walter, Harlan Taglauer and sister-in-law Edna Uhlmann.  

The family would like to thank Sue Uhlmann and Chris Michael for their heartfelt (wonderful) care of mom for many years.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday March 2, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church (Price and Ruth Sts.) Auburn. Rev. Aaron T. Schian will officiate.  Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. in Home Cemetery (Monitor Twp.). Loretta’s family will receive friends at the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. on Wednesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. On Thursday morning Loretta will lie in state at the CHURCH from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flower donations, envelopes for Grace Lutheran Church (Auburn) or the charity of the donor’s choice will be available.


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