Loretta Mary Leitner, 90, died Thursday (Oct. 26, 2006) at Hiillcrest Nursing Home in McCook
She was born Sept. 19, 1916, to Mathias Henry and Emma Mary (Kleidosty) Berger on the family farm northwest of Herndon. She graduated from Herndon High School in 1934.
She married Raymond Claude Leitner in Herndon and they made their home on the family farm where she was born. She taught in Rawlins County Country Schools and later worked as a teller at the State Bank of Herndon until retirement.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mother Altar Society and was a Eucharistic minister and lecturer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mathias and Emma Berger; husband, Raymond Leitner in 1981; great-grandson, Cade Chapman; grandson-in-law, Greg Chapman; one sister, Monica Meyer; one brother, Raymond Berger and wife, Alvina; and brothers-in-law, William Springer and Francis Kompus.
Survivors include her two sons, James Leitner and wife, Kathy, of Littleton, Colo., Randy Leitner and wife, Jacque, of Herndon; daughter Sandi Baxter and husband, Milton, of McCook; two sisters, Margie Howland and husband, Larry, of Thornton, Colo. and Florence Springer of Greeley, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10 a.m., at St. Mary's with Rev. Galen Long as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Rosary will be Sunday, 7 p.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Herndon.
Visitation is today until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m., until noon at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook. Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook and Williams Funeral Home of Atwood are in charge of the arrangements.