Loretta (Kettler) O'Connell, 92, of Le Mars, formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Loretta Catherine Kettler was born July 17, 1917, in Lismore, Minn., the daughter of Leo J. and Ann (Hastert) Kettler. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Alton and then to Le Mars, where she graduated from Le Mars Central High School.
She taught school prior to marrying Fay M. O'Connell on June 8, 1940.
Loretta and Fay lived in Sioux City until his death Aug. 9, 2007.
Loretta was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sioux City and was known for her love of dancing, bridge, golf and sewing.
Survivors include brothers Clarence of Hinton, Milo of Le Mars, and Bob (Rose) of Savage, Minn., and 15 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sons; her husband Fay; three sisters and four brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held July 2, at 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Alton.
The Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars is in charge of arrangements.