July 26, 1927 - May 6, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Loretta A. Filla, age 87, who passed away Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Jerry Dalseth will officiate and burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Loretta was born July 26, 1927 in Bemidji to John & Julia (Bartylla) Johnsen. She married Andrew Filla on June 19, 1947 in Bemidji. Loretta was a homemaker and lived most of her married life in Crosby before moving to Sartell in 2009. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Loretta enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, and traveling. She loved cooking, and was known for her poppy seed cakes and gravy. Loretta was a thoughtful, accepting, kind, caring and hard working woman. Family was very important to her.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda (John) Harambasic of Sauk Rapids, Victoria Pohl of Longmont, CO, and Kathy Melling of Grey Eagle; sister, Delores Crago of Gainesville, FL; grandchildren, Andy, Mike, Becky, Joel, Raymond, Lynn, Paul, Matt and David; and ten great grandchildren. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew on July 3, 2004; son-in-law, Dale Pohl; and sisters, Hattie Welch, Violet Smith and Margaret Johnson.