Loretta Leman, 74, formerly of Webster City
Loretta Leman, 74, formerly of Webster City, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at Arbor Springs in West Des Moines. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg with Pastor Ron Lotz officiating. Following the service a lunch will be held at the church. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Webster City. Visitation will be Friday, March 24, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Loretta was the oldest of six children born to Wayne and Laura (Bachtold) Kupferschmid. She grew up in Eureka, Illinois and married her high school sweetheart, Allen Leman in 1966. She received her RN degree and worked as a nurse while living in Champaign, Illinois. Here they welcomed their first child, Rodney in 1967. Valerie joined the family in 1975 and they moved to the Twin Cities in Minnesota for Allen to begin working at University of Minnesota. They welcomed their last child, Guy, to the family in 1977. Loretta worked at Hennipin County Hospital. In 1986, they moved to Webster City, Iowa where they owned and operated Swine Graphics. Loretta was Human Resource Director and director of staff development for Swine Graphics for over 22 years before retiring in 2009.
She is survived by her children, Rodney (Suzy) Leman of Fort Dodge, Valerie (Mike) Nelson of Lucas, Guy (Abby) Leman of West Des Moines; nine grandchildren; siblings, Lon Kupferschmid, Ed (Donna) Kupferschmid all of Eureka, IL, Phyllis (Chris) Miller of Carlock, IL, Beverly (Jimmie) Peters of Arkansas, and Tom (Sherri) Kupferschmid of Goodfield, IL.
Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Allen in 1992; and her parents, Wayne and Laura.
Loretta was a lover of life! She was a woman of deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ and an active member of Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg. You could find her working in her extensive flower gardens, or hosting a ladies bible study. She was a worldwide traveler, you could hardly keep her feet on the ground! She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a good friend, and liked by all. Loretta was especially known for her willing ear and wisdom. Loretta was an award winning watercolor artist and a fine vocalist. She was a wonderful mother, teacher, counselor, and wife. Most of all, she is dear child of God, and she will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Loretta’s name to the Webster City Community Theatre or Webster Theatre – HERO. Write a personal tribute for the Leman family at www.fosterfuneralandcremation.com.