Loretta L. Groth, 75|

Loretta L. Groth, age 75, of Hartford, passed away at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 6, 1938, in Hartford to Helen (nee Walter) and Joseph Schellinger. She married Edward Groth on Aug. 11, 1956 in Hartford.

Loretta had a love for flower beds, gardening, canning, and cooking. She had a very giving nature and she shared that with her family and friends. Her strong faith in God was seen through the love she had for her family, especially her grandkids, and friends. Loretta was also employed at Hartford Union High School for more than 20 years.

She is survived by her loving children, John (Donna) Groth of Hartford, Jerry (Sharon) Groth of Rubicon, Paul (Jane) Groth of Hartford and Judith (Douglas) Mayer of West Bend; cherished grandchildren Steven, David, Mykalia, Tyler, Stephanie, Phillip and Zachary. Sisters Patricia Nye (nee Schellinger) and Marie Searle (nee Schellinger) and brother Joseph (Geraldine) Schellinger. She is further survived by many more nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, brother- in-law Joseph Nye, and aunts Loretta Schellinger and Thecla Schellinger (nee Wiedmeyer).

Mass of Christian Burial for Loretta will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at St. Kilian Catholic Church (264 W. State St., Hartford), with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the Shimon funeral home (824 Union St, Hartford) on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Kilian Church are appreciated.

Interment on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 immediately following Mass at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be found at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.