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home : obituaries : obituaries   March 26, 2015

4/30/2013 11:30:00 AM
Bernice 'Benny' Loesch
Bernice ‘Benny’ Loesch
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Bernice ‘Benny’ Loesch

Bernice “Benny” C. Loesch, 90, of McNabb passed away April, 28, 2013, in Heartland Health Care Center, Henry.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Emmaus Lutheran Church, McNabb. The Rev. Ann Zie-gert will officiate. Burial will be at Friends Cemetery, McNabb.

Visita-tion will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in Emmaus Lutheran Church, McNabb.
Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Benny was born April 18, 1923, in McNabb to Carl and Ruth (Morgensen) Nelson.

She married Bill Pletsch in 1942. After Bill passed away, she married Donald Loesch in 1986 in McNabb.

She graduated from John Swaney High School. She was a secretary for Marshall-Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District for many years.

She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in McNabb. Benny was a member of Edgewood Golf Course and was an avid golfer. She loved to bake for family and friends. She was famous for her Danish layer cake, prune pie and brownies.

Surviving are two grandchildren, Jennie Pletsch of Tulsa, Okla., and Billy Pletsch of Tahlequah, Okla.; two great-grandchildren, William Jr. and Kinzie Pletsch of Tahlequah; one stepson, John Loesch of Mossville, two stepdaughters, Lizabeth Stratton-Higgins of Springfield and Jude (Scott) Clapper of Springfield; nine stepgrandchildren, Erin Lovell, Bridget Lovell, Casey, Stephen and Jenny Stratton, Drew Clapper, Nicole Shelton, Katie Ehnle, Michelle Loesch; one son-in-law, Rick Lovell; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two husbands; one son, Leonard “Lenny” Pletsch; one daughter, Pamela (Pletsch) Lovell; three brothers, Gordon Nelson, Chuck Nelson and Donald Nelson; and one sister, Millie (Nelson) Dyer.

Contributions may be directed to donor’s choice.

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