February 21, 1918 - July 25, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Loretta M. Schreifels, age 96 will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Church of St. Boniface, Cold Spring, MN. Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Assumption Nursing Home Chapel. Visitation will continue from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Monday morning in the St. Boniface Narthex. Her final resting place will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Cold Spring, MN.

Loretta M. (Theisen) Schreifels, was born February 21, 1918, in Luxemburg Township to John R. and Anna (Dockendorf) Theisen. She married Bernard (Ben) Schreifels, June 21, 1938, in St. Nicholas, and farmed in Luxemburg Township until they moved to Cold Spring, in 1967. Until she retired, she was employed by Stearns Manufacturing of St. Cloud, MN. She passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at Assumption Nursing Home surrounded by family. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her great joy. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Christian Mothers, VFW and enjoyed many friends. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening and cooking for friends and family. She spent many hours making rosaries for the missions, and embroidering dish towels to pass the time. She was an avid gardener and shared generously the fruit of her labor. She had an amazing ability to remember to send birthday cards to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Every day she set aside time for prayer and Mass, and devotion to the Rosary. Loretta will be remembered with great love and affection for her humor, her generosity, and her indomitable spirit.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses; Ella (Denis) Torborg, Richmond; Robert (Alice) Cold Spring; Ervin (Yvonne) Cold Spring; and Donald (Karen) Rockville; siblings, Alvin Theisen ,and Sally Maile; 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Loretta was preceded in death by her husband Bernard (Ben); an infant daughter, Rose Ann; grandsons, Warren and Wayne Schreifels; her parents; sisters and brothers, Irene Lingofelt Kiess, Leander Theisen, Sylvester Theisen, and Mark Theisen; sister-in-laws, Eileen Theisen, June Theisen and Vera Theisen; and brother-in-law, Lesley Lingofelt.

Arrangements with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, MN.