May 22, 1944 - July 24, 2016


Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Loretta M. Williams, age 72, who passed away Sunday at St. Benedict’s Senior community in St. Cloud. Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and entombment will be at Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the funeral home.

Loretta was born May 22, 1944 in Devils Lake, ND to Clara Smith Gibb. She married Edward Williams on Nov. 29, 1968 in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Loretta was a homemaker and also worked at Xcel Optical for 20 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, crocheting and going to garage sales. Loretta was a compassionate, funny, caring, friendly, brave, resilient woman who was the best Mom ever. Family was very important to her.

Loretta is survived by her children, Steve (Donna) of Sauk Rapids, Nancy of St. Cloud, Deb of St. Joseph and Dan of Sauk Rapids; brothers and sister, Raymond (Bonnie) Strand of Bismarck, ND, Roy (Yumiko) Strand of Japan, Kathy (Hal) Haynes of Dallas, NC, Arvid (Mary Beth) Burns of Fargo, ND, and Douglas Gibb of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Erick, Sean-Michael, Nicholas, Christopher, Ryan and Brett; and great grandchildren, Nathan and Nona. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Ed in 2013.