Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Inez Loertscher, age 102 1/2, of Medford died January 25, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
Inez was born June 21, 1913 in Park Falls, WI to Albert and Lena (Gamper) Amo. They moved to Medford in 1913.
She attended the former Fairfield school in the town of Browning and graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1932 and from the former Taylor County Normal School in 1933.
She married Edwin Loertscher on September 26, 1933. They farmed in the town of Medford. Edwin preceded her in death on March 28, 1987.
Inez was employed from 1963-1964 as a cook in the Medford Senior High School cafeteria and from 1965 to her retirement in 1978 as a cook in the Holy Rosary School Cafeteria.
She was a member of the Ladies of Holy Rosary, the former G.U.G., the ladies auxiliary of the Chelsea Conservation Club, treasurer of the Chelsea Conservation Club, and the leader of the Cloverleaf 4-H for 8 years.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Joan Brintnall of Rochester, MN, Carol Gosse of Medford, Janice (Robert) Werner of Marshfield, Jean (Doug) Thomas of Marshfield; 3 sons, Allyn (Lucy) Loertscher of Medford, Valgene (Judy) of Lac du Flambeau and Ronald (Ailene) of Unity; 20 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Great Grandchild, and 1 sister, Norma Riegert of Medford.
In addition to her Parents and Husband, she is preceded in death by her son, Harlyn, age 8, a daughter, Gloria, age 15, 5 sisters, Fern Werner, Odile Wollum, Edith (Tootie) Engle, Lucille Etten, Mae Perkins; 1 brother; Jim Amo and a grandson, Dan Valli, age 19.
She enjoyed gardening, needle craft, making quilts, playing Sheephead, playing marbles, but above all, she loved to visit with her family and friends. In April 2015, she was proud to be a part of a six generation gathering.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday January 28, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Phil Juza will officiate; burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Visitation will be held 5-7:00 PM Wednesday January 27, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, with a Rosary Service beginning at 7:00 PM., visitation also at 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM, Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be 6 grandsons, and the remaining 14 Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial donations in honor of Inez may be given to her family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com