Loretta passed away peacefully on September 20th, 2020. Born October 27th, 1928 in Duluth MN to John and Millie Olsen, Married Ben Lombardi in December 1946. Loretta a homemaker loved to cook. She also enjoyed having family over, church, rummage sales, and gardening. She had a heart of gold and was the beloved matriarch of her adoring family. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Richard, sister Shirley, daughter Darlene, and grandson Vince. She is survived by sons: Dareld (Cheryl), Sam, Bennie John (Nancy); grandchildren: Melody, Nicholas, Casey (Carli), Harmoni, Aaron; g reat: Zackory, Luke, Tanner, Madelyn, McKenna, Grace, Vince; great great: Blake; brother Ray (Donna), sister Jacqueline, numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Family funeral service will be held at 1pm on Friday, October 2nd. Interment will be held in Oneota Cemetery.
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