Loretta E. Meldaus, 88

MeldausLorettaWEBLoretta E. Meldaus, age 88 of Grey Eagle, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 24 at the Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle.

Loretta E. Nagler was born May 10, 1924 in Grey Eagle Township, Todd County, Minnesota to Edwart and Mary (Marty) Nagler.   She attended school at Burtrum and was in the last class that graduated from Burtrum High School.  She was a cook at the Grey Eagle School for four years and then worked at Jennie-O Foods in Melrose for 12 years.  She then worked as a clerk at Ryan’s Grocery.  Loretta was united in marriage to Clarence Meldaus in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Loretta enjoyed her home on Big Birch Lake, doing puzzles, reading, and playing cards.

Survivors include her son, Robert Meldaus of Grey Eagle; and three grandchildren, Tammy Spoo, Shawn Spoo, and Heather Spoo.

Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Meldaus in 1972; son, Dale Meldaus in 2009; and daughter, Sharon Spoo in 2010.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.