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Loretta Marie (Aden) Meister

July 7, 1930 ~ May 31, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Loretta went to be with God on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 92 years of age. She was born to Dell and Hilke (nee Tjaden) Aden on July 7, 1930, in Twin Brooks, South Dakota. She graduated from Milbank High School in 1948 and was both baptized and confirmed at American Lutheran Church in Milbank, South Dakota. She worked in the office at C.E. McGowan Lumber Company in Milbank for three years. During that time, she enjoyed going dancing with her family and friends at the dance hall in Twin Brooks, South Dakota. Several of her family members met their life partners there.

She moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a friend in 1951, where she was employed at Briggs and Stratton for four years. It was during this time that she met her beloved husband and companion, Donald C. Meister of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on a blind date. They were married on August 13, 1955, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Together, they were able to celebrate 67 years of marriage.

Loretta was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a talented seamstress, making outfits for her family and their friends. She made many prom and bridesmaid dresses, as well as school uniforms. She also enjoyed watching, listening to, and feeding the birds around her home. She liked to read and do crossword puzzles and enjoyed staying at home and taking care of her family.

Loretta is survived by her daughter, Lynnette Marie Chadwick, and one son-in-law, Jeffrey Jacobson who currently live in New Berlin, Wisconsin. She is also survived by a son, Barry Donald Meister, currently of Plover, Wisconsin. She is mourned by her only grandchild, Benjamin Gabriel Chadwick, currently of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2 sisters-in-law, Lois (Darreld) Aden of Milbank, South Dakota, and Eunice (Henry) Aden, of Stillman Valley, Illinois. Also left to mourn are many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, and her 6 brothers, Reuben, Eldon, Glenn, Henry Darreld, and James, and by her sister, Ruth. Also leaving this world before her are sisters-in-law, Lorraine (Reuben) Aden, Evelyn (Reuben) Aden, Delores (Eldon) Aden, Norma (Darreld) Aden, Evelyn (James) Aden, Carol (Glenn) Aden, and brother-in-law-Lowell (Ruth) Dockter.

Services for Loretta will be held on Thursday June 8th, 2023 at 4:00pm in the main chapel of Derrick Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held from 2:00pm till the time of service on June 8th. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family has asked that you donate in Loretta's name to the Alpha1 Foundation.  A link has been provided below.

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June 8, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services
800 Park Drive
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

Funeral Service
June 8, 2023

4:00 PM
Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services
800 Park Drive
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147


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3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables FL 33134


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