Christian Biography of Geraldene Loschen
Geraldene Loschen, the daughter of Ralph and Mildred (Rathjen) Detlefsen, was born on November 23, 1931 in Red Cloud, Nebraska. She passed away on November 23, 2011 at Bethany Home in Minden, Nebraska at the age of 80 years.
Geraldene married Dean Loschen on May 17th, 1953 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Franklin, Nebraska. To this marriage three sons were born.
She graduated from Franklin High School in 1949 and Kearney State College in 1981 earning a Bachelors Degree.
After normal training Geraldene taught in area rural schools from 1949 to 1956. After she graduated from Kearney State College she returned to teach in Riverton from 1981 to 1992. She retired in 1992 but continued to substitute when needed for many years.
Besides enjoying and loving her granddaughters, Geraldene loved to knit and crochet objects for family and friends. She enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with her friends. She was very passionate about her flowers and plants.
Geraldene was a faithful member the Franklin Congregational United Church of Christ for 53 years.
She was proceeded in death by her parents and brothers Gary and Les Detlefsen.
Geraldene is survived by her husband Dean of Franklin, sons; Lance Loschen (Kathy), Lyndon Loschen (Barbi) and Lane Loschen; granddaughters, Jill, Jennifer, Brianna and Brittney Loschen; sister, Jean Detlefsen(Don Roth) all of Lincoln, Nebraska; two sisters-in-law, Barb Detlefsen of Minden, Nebraska and Lee Loschen of Lincoln; two brothers-in-law, Don (Shirley) Loschen of San Diego, California and Roy Loschen of Franklin, Nebraska, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services: Monday, November 28, 2011 at 11:00 am from the Franklin Congregational United Church of Christ in Franklin, Nebraska with Pastor Herman Keen and Pastor Nancy Cole officiating.
Book Signing: Sunday, November 27, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm with family greeting friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. at Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska.
Inurnment: Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin, Nebraska.
Memorials are suggested to the Riverton or Franklin Congregational United Church of Christ.
Condolences may be sent to Hutchins Funeral Home, 1402 M Street, Franklin, Nebraska 68939 or in care of www.hutchinsfh.com.
Hutchins Funeral Home of Franklin, Nebraska in charge of the arrangements.