Loretta F. King - Austin

AUSTIN — Loretta Faith King, 93, of Austin, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Adams Health Care Center.

Loretta Faith King, daughter of Delphin and Ethel Dernek, was born December 31, 1916, in Plymouth, Iowa. Loretta married Franklyn King on March 25, 1939, and had one son, Darwyn. Loretta was active in First United Methodist Church and Eastern Star, and volunteered for the Austin Red Cross. She and Franklyn loved to square dance, go camping, travel, go on cruises and go boating.

She worked at the Hormel Food Co. and for the Austin Sears & Roebuck store as a credit manager for over 28 years. After she and Franklyn retired, they wintered in El Val de Sol in Texas. After her husband, Franklyn, died, Loretta moved to Ocala, Fla., to live with her son and daughter-in-law. She led a full and exciting life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Franklyn, and a sister, Aurel Swenson.

Loretta is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Darwyn and Jerry Rae King of Ocala, Fla.; grandchildren, James Edward King, Hermantown, Minn., Dr. Nicole Trajano, Hillsboro, Ore., Staff Sergeant Stephen King, Clarksville, Tenn., and Zdanna King, Rochester; 4 great grandchildren, Michael and Matthew King, Austin, and Elena and Leonardo Trajano, Hillsboro, Ore.; sister-in-law, Betty Keller, Austin; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Patricia Toschak officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, with a 7 p.m. Eastern Star Service. Visitation will also be one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, 209 2nd Ave. N.W., Austin, MN 55912. (507) 433-5727