Loretta A. Haselhorst, age 95, of Aviston, passed away Thursday, February 19 at Aviston Countryside Manor. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for 95 year old Loretta A. Haselhorst will be Monday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hempen-Nordike Funeral Home in Aviston. The American Legion Auxiliary will visit the funeral home Sunday at 5:00 p.m., followed by the American Legion. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Parish or Mater Dei High School.
Loretta was born October 29, 1919 in Aviston, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Hilmes) Detmer. She married Alois H. Haselhorst on April 18, 1939 in Aviston and he preceded her in death on May 31, 2000.
She is survived by her children, Ruth (Louis) Billhartz of Belleville, Jerry (Barbara) Haselhorst of Aviston, Dolores “Dee” (David) Jansen of Tulsa, OK, Ken (Carla) Haselhorst of Aviston, Allan (Tamara) Haselhorst of Damiansville, Jackie (David) Rakers of New Baden, and Irma (David) Deimeke of Aviston; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; and 1 step-great-great-grandchild; a sister, Amelia “Millie” Tebbe of St. Rose; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eileen Detmer of Breese, Mathilda Haselhorst of Trenton, Martin & Mary Ann Haselhorst, and Herman Haselhorst all of Trenton, and Monsignor Vincent Haselhorst of Belleville.
In addition to her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert (Betty) Haselhorst; two sisters, Regina Tebbe and Ludwina Hall; five brothers, Ludwig “Louie”, Joe, Albin, Elmer, and Eugene Detmer; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Mrs. Haselhorst was a homemaker and especially enjoyed making handmade quilts, playing cards and bingo. She was a faithful member of St. Francis Parish, the Altar Sodality, and the Aviston American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1239.