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Loretta Reidelberger

Loretta G. Reidelberger, 94, of DuBois, passed away at 9:45 P.M., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Friendship Manor in Nashville.

Loretta had worked for Country Set and Bridal Originals as a seamstress for twenty-five years. She was a lifetime member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Du Bois. She was an Eucharistic Minister for many years. Loretta was also a member of the Catholic Daughters and St. Theresa Sodality. She was a member of the Silver Threads and enjoyed local AARP meetings. She made her home at Friendship Manor for the past seven years. In her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and loved to cook. She was a kind, generous, humble person who always had a smile. She loved animals, especially her dogs – Opie and Toto.

She was born September 5, 1922 at DuBois, the daughter of Alexander and Anna (Mendell) Bendrick.

She was united in marriage to James Reidelberger at St. Charles Catholic Church in DuBois on June 24, 1946 and he preceded her in death on July 13, 1978.

She is survived by her children – Bernadette Epplin and husband Fred of Ashley, James Reidelberger and wife Linda of St. Charles, MO, and Rosalie Kostecki and husband Stanley of DuBois, grandchildren – Dr. Amy Swartz, Laurie Swartz and husband Matt Ghio, Eric Epplin and wife Amanda, Jeremy Reidelberger and wife Sheena, Jamie Dillon and husband Tim, Kyle Kostecki, and Erin Gale and husband Tom, great grandchildren – Holland and Lia Ghio, Madelyn and Mallory Epplin, Jacob and Corinne Reidelberger, Addisyn, Austynn, and Andersynn Gale, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter – Dianne Swartz and husband Bill, grandson – Ryan Epplin, sisters – Severen Mikol and Esther Andrews, brother – Dr. Alexander Bendrick, brothers-in-law – Al Mikol and Ralph Andrews and sister-in-law – Shirley Bendrick.

Memorial Mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Monday, May 1, 2017 at the St. Charles Catholic Church in DuBois with Fr. Oliver Nwachukwu officiating.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 P.M., Sunday at the St. Charles Catholic Church in DuBois.

Burial will be at a later date in the St. Charles Cemetery at DuBois.

Friends may make memorials to St. Charles Cemetery or Partners for Pets and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa is in charge of arrangements.

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