Loretta M. Panzer

Loretta M. Panzer, 90, formerly of Juneau, died Monday, May 26, 2008 at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Bend.

Visitation for Loretta will be at St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ in Juneau on Friday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Funeral services will follow at the church on Friday, beginning at noon, with Rev. Carol Lange officiating.

Burial will be in the Juneau City Cemetery immediately following the service.

The former Lorretta Margaret Scherger was born on Feb. 10, 1918 in Huilsburg, to the late Herman and Lena (Knab) Scherger, and in September of 1937, she was united in marriage with Herbert Panzer.

Loretta worked at the Blew Inn Restaurant, then at Pauly Cheese in Juneau for 28 years and she also worked at Clearview Nursing Home.

One of her pleasures was playing Skip-Bo with her family.

Loretta also loved to travel and took many trips to Hawaii, Washington and California.

She was a member of St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ in Juneau, the Red Hat Society and the Juneau Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane (Orrin) Schmidt of Hartford; two sons, Richard Panzer (friend Robert Thompson) of Las Cruces, N.M. and Larry (Renee) Panzer of Sheboygan Falls; three grandchildren, Michael (Brenda) Schmidt of Hartford, Sarah Panzer of Burlington, Vt, and Mark Panzer of Neenah; a great-granddaughter, Nicole Schmidt of Hartford; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Scherger of Hartford and Evelyn Panzer of Juneau; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Jeffrey Schmidt; three brothers, Adolph Scherger, Reinhold Scherger and Herman Scherger; and her sister, Irene Wendegatz.

The family suggests memorials be made in Loretta M. Panzer’s name to St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, 426 N. Main St., Juneau, WI 53039 or Cedar Community Hospice, 5595 Highway Z, West Bend, WI 53095.

The Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is caring for the family.

Online condolences may be made to the Web site at www.MurrayFH.com.