Loretta R. Kirschling age 88, of Stevens Point passed away March 16, 2012 at St. Michaels Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. A mass of Christian burial for Loretta will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday March 20, 2012 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu will officiate. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Monday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. The St. Stanislaus Ladies Rosary Society will combine with the general rosary to be prayed at 7:00 PM on Monday at the funeral chapel. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 at the funeral chapel, there will be no visitation at the church Tuesday before the service. A memorial in lieu of flowers will be established in her name.
Loretta was born April 10, 1923 in Stevens Point, the daughter of Joseph and Regina (Zurawski) Zagrzebski. She attended St. Stanislaus Elementary and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1940. She also attended Mid-State Technical College. Loretta married Chester J. Kirschling on October 30, 1943 at St. Stanislaus Church. Together they developed the Kirschling Pleasant View Subdivision, Riverside Subdivision, and Pleasant View East Subdivision. She was a partner in the Pleasant View Dairy Farm, and officer for the Plover Hills Public School System, and past president of the Parent-Teachers Association of St. Stanislaus School. Loretta also volunteered for years as a poll worker for the Town of Hull. She was past kitchen manager for the Stevens Point Country Club and the local Elks Club. Loretta enjoyed gourmet cooking, sewing, crafts, gardening, card playing, travel, antiques, and fishing. She loved spending time with family and friends and especially enjoyed the holidays.
Survivors include her children: Gerald Kirschling, Stevens Point; Robert (Diana) Kirschling, Stevens Point; Clarice (Walter) Wentz, Madison; Carol (Myron) Wollock, Stevens Point; Kathleen Kirschling, Wisconsin Rapids; Mary (John) Wink, Wisconsin Rapids; Audrey (Steve) Laszewski, Green Bay. 15 grandchildren: Joe (Crystal) Kirschling, Dean (Debra) Kirschling, Kurt (Julie) Kirschling, Todd (Felicia) Koziczkowski, Jeff (Lisa) Koziczkowski, Michelle Wentz, Wade Wollock, Kim (Dennis) Zvara, Chad (Amanda) Laska, Jeremy Laska, Brian (Lisa) Wink, Kelly (Mark) McDonnell, Andrew Laszewski, Aaron Laszewski, John Laszewski, and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Chester in 2004, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com Shuda Funeral Chapel
3200 Stanley St.
Loretta's family wants to thank all of the private care givers she had while living at her home over the years, the nursing and kitchen staff at the Portage County Health Care Center, and the entire staff on the 2nd floor of St. Michaels Hospital.