Loretta M. Gahagan, age 90, of Plymouth, WI, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon (Jan. 19, 2018) surrounded by her loving family, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility where she had been a resident for the past 7 years.

Loretta was born on October 8, 1927 in St. Cloud, WI, a daughter of the late Edmund and Leona (Feldner) Berenz.

She attended St. Claudius Catholic Grade School in St. Cloud, Wis.

Loretta worked at Plymouth Industrial Products for 20 years.

On November 10, 1951, she married Jerome D. “Jerry” Gahagan at St. Claudius Catholic Church in St. Cloud, WI. The couple resided in Plymouth following their marriage. Jerry preceded her in death on September 24, 1997.

Loretta was employed at the Gilson Bros. Company in Plymouth for 18 years retiring in 1986.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth and a member of the Christian Women Society. She was also a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary World Cheese Center Post #5612 in Plymouth and belonged to the Plymouth AARP.

Loretta enjoyed camping, crafts of all sorts, and babysitting for her grandchildren.

Survivors include: Three daughters: Gail Gahagan, Gerri (Mike) Harrington, and Georgine (Al) Mueller, all of Plymouth; Five grandchildren: Jonathan (Krystin) Harrington of Plymouth and their children: Kalan, Kaleb, and Kole, Lindsey (Ryan) Vandehey of Appleton and their son, Lucas, Matthew (Jade) Harrington of Plymouth and their children: Stella and Josie, Jordan Mueller of Plymouth, and Hayley Mueller of Plymouth.

She is further survived by: One sister: Virginia “Jean” Baumgartner of St. Cloud, WI; One sister-in-law: Adeline Gahagan of Sheboygan Falls; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by: Her parents, Husband: Jerome, One brother: Ellrith “Al” Berenz.

Prayer Services will be held for Loretta on Wednesday evening (January 24, 2018) at 6:00 P.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Fr. Dennis Van Beek will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Plymouth.

Visitation will take place at the Suchon Funeral Home on Wednesday (Jan. 24) from 4:00 P.M. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial Fund is being established in Loretta’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

The family would like to send special thanks to Alice “Punky” Berenz, Fr. Dennis Van Beek, the staff of Rocky Knoll, and the staff of Compassus Hospice for all the love, care, and compassion given to Loretta.

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