Loretta C. Schwend, nee Holtmann,
78, of Trenton, died Monday, March 23, 2009 at
Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.
Mrs. Schwend was born April 17, 1930
in Albers, a daughter of George and Mary (Huene) Holtmann; they
preceded her in death.
Also preceded in death by a sister,
Alice Toennies and brothers-in-law, Ron Huegen, Bill “Jug” Spaeth,
and Clarence “Shorty” Giger.
She married Calvin Schwend on April
14, 1953 at St. Bernard Church in Albers and he survives in
Also surviving are her children,
Judy (Michael) Kuhn of Trenton, Gary (Carol) Schwend of Trenton,
Jeanette (Allan) Deiters of Breese, Susie (Bill) Taylor of Trenton,
and Mary Lou (Gerry) Thole of Highland; 8 Grandchildren, Bill
(Sharon) Kuhn, Crystal (Jeremy) Wilson, Colin Kuhn, Shelley (Jace)
Lacaze, Stephanie (friend Adam) Schwend, Stacey (friend Tim)
Deiters, Nichole (friend Chris) Deiters, and Tyler Thole; a
Great-Granddaughter, Ella Lacaze; Sisters, Mary Ann Spaeth of
Trenton, Dolores (Cyril) Poettker of Breese, and Ruthie Huegen of
Trenton; Brothers, Raymond (Adeline) Holtmann of Germantown,
Clarence (Isabelle) Holtmann of Albers, and Gregory “David” (Dot)
Holtmann of New Baden; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Adrian
“Tony” (Trudy) Toennies of Trenton, Vivian Giger, Gene (Marian)
Schwend, Jeff (Jill) Schwend, and Bill (Betty) Schwend all of
Loretta along with her husband Cal
owned and operated Trenton Processing in Trenton, and she later baby
sat for her grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Mary Church
and Altar Sodality.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 10:00 AM
at St. Mary Catholic Church in
Trenton with Fr. Eugene Kreher
officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary
Visitation will be Wednesday, March
25, 2009 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Thursday, March 26, 2009
from 8:00-9:45 AM at the Moss
Funeral Home in Trenton.
Memorials can be made to St. Mary
Church or Heartland Hospice and will be received at the funeral