Loretta List, age 87, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Friday, September 4, 2015 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospice in Yankton
Memorial services are 2:00 PM, on September 19, 2015 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Steve Weispfennig officiating. Inurnment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren: Jason Harris, Jacki Harris, Emilie Menard, Jake Stanage, Kati Stanage, Philip List and Sam Stanage.
Loretta was born August 10, 1928 near Lesterville, South Dakota to Edward and Emma (Permann) Auch. She grew up on a farm near Lesterville and was baptized in Getersburg Church and later confirmed in Scotland by Rev. R. Ruger. Loretta married Lothar List in 1952 and to this union three children were born: Ramona, Randy and Rita. Loretta worked at numerous places in Yankton before attending cosmetology school in Sioux Falls. She then worked as a beautician for 48 years in Yankton. She was active in the community as a 4-H Leader, Extension Club Member, and Cosmetology Club Association in Yankton for many years. Loretta was also active in her church, especially with the funeral committee, at St. John's Lutheran. She loved to garden, can produce and bake. Above all, she loved her children and grandchildren.
Loretta is survived by her children: Ramona Harris of Yankton and Randy (Kathleen) List of Marshall, MO; son-in-law, Craig Stanage of Yankton; seven grandchildren and their spouses; two step grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sister, Doris Gall of Yankton; brother, Jerald (Donna) Auch of Fort Worth, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rita Stanage, and two brothers, Marvin and Donald Auch.
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condolences to the family
m & b willy
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Patty Vavra & Jim Vavra
Our prayers go out to you Randy and Ramona and family on the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady will miss her dearly. She was a great comfort to my mother.
Carol List Olson
I am so sorry for your loss. Loretta was my neighbor for 25 years. She was a wonderful neighbor and a great lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Patricia (Christensen) Nichelson
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, Mona. I completely know what you are going through since I lost my Mother in March of this year, too. George & I send our condolences to you and all of your family. God's arms will wrap around you and comfort you all. Our prayers are with you.
DiAnn & George Blakey
Ramona: So sorry to hear about your mother. It's been a very difficult year for your family. I think of you so often but haven't called and visited like a good friend should do. I've been ill for a few months but think we have finally found out what's wrong & surgery will fix it. I will give you a call soon & hope to make it to your mother's services.
Such fond memories of you guys when we were kids. Your mom must've been one tough lady to raise you guys by herself. I remember going with you guys to Lesterville one time to visit Sandy and Steve's family. I wish I would've had the opportunity to talk to your mom about her life story. I really would've been interested in that. Always enjoyed seeing her and talking to her throughout the years in Yankton. May God's peace fill your hearts.
We have so many good memories of little Loretta. The Hladky's and the Stanages spent a lot of time with her. She was a wonderful person and all my kids loved her. Our thought and prayers are with you all.
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