Loretta Ann ‘Etta’ Cech

Dec. 9, 1937 - Oct. 22, 2007

Loretta Ann "Etta" Cech of Waukesha died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at age 69. Loretta was born in Minnesota on Dec. 9, 1937, the daughter of Arlan and Verna (nee Jacobson) Siverhus.

She was united in marriage to Ronald Cech on Aug. 18, 1956. Loretta did secretarial work for several companies including the Potawatomi Boy Scout Council, State Farm Insurance Co., the South Dakota State College Agriculture Department and the Waukesha school system, where she retired in 1996. She was an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Twelve Nighters Dance Club, enjoyed playing piano and keyboard, loved bridge, golfing, reading, bowling, country and ballroom dancing and games of chance. Loretta most of all loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Loretta was the loving wife of Ronald of Waukesha; mother of Randall (Marilynn) Cech of Delafield, Lana (Steven) Beyer of La Crosse and Lisa (Randy) Voegeli of Franklin; proud grandma of Dillon and Dalton Beyer; and proud nana of Alissa and Brandyn Voegeli. She is also survived by her brothers, Ardell (Sue) Siverhus of New Jersey and Leon (Diane) Siverhus of Minnesota; sisters, Lynette (Orlan) Sandro of Minnesota and Dianne (Wallace) Enga of South Dakota; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Douglas Siverhus; brother-in-law, Dale Yost; nephew, Michael Siverhus; and Darold Vierhuf.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Oct. 26, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha. The Rev. Kathy Boadwine will be officiating. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.

Donations in Loretta’s name maybe directed to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188, or the American Lung Association, 150 Sunnyslope Road, Suite 105, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.