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Loretta Mae Strohl

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Loretta Mae Strohl, 88, Brazil, died July 23, 2007, at her residence.

Born Dec. 16, 1918, in Van Buren Township, Clay County, she was the daughter of Elza and Virgie Butler Schlatter.

She married William H. "Bud" Strohl on Dec. 16, 1939, in Terre Haute.

She had lived in Brazil since 1947 and from 1979 enjoyed spending the winter months in Apache Junction, Ariz.

She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1937 and worked for CBS in Terre Haute until retiring Jan. 13, 1978. She was also employed as a clerk at J.C. Penny Co. and G.C. Murphy Co. in Brazil.

She attended the Harmony Methodist Church and was a member of the Candlelight Campers and the National Campers and Hikers Association. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and flower gardening as she was known to have a green thumb and traveling all over the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Richard "Dick" Schlatter and Herschel Schlatter, two nieces and other relatives.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews Brian and wife Julie Schlatter, Cris Eldridge and husband Gordon, all of Brazil; Jim Schlatter and wife Penny, Rossville; David Schlatter, Indianapolis; Denise Carpenter, Wabash, as well as several great nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Phyllis Schlatter, Mae Evans and Marcille Zdansky and brother-in-law Jim Strohl.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Riley Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.