LORETTA SUDING, 85, of Arcola, IL passed away at 8:06 A.M. on Sunday, January 8, 2016 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Father Angel Sierra will officiate. Burial, after cremation, will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the funeral home. A Rosary service will be held at 5:30 P.M. prior to the visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
Loretta was born on March 6, 1931 in Newport, KY. She was a daughter of William and Catherine (Laudick) Loechle. She married Carl F. Suding on June 10, 1950 in Batesville, IN. He passed away on July 21, 2014.
She is survived by eight children, James F. Suding and his wife Cathleen of Lakeland, FL, Karla Biltz and her husband David of Batesville, IN, Sharon Kelsey, at home with her mother in Arcola, IL, Dale E. Suding of Arcola, IL, Steve J. Suding of Arcola, IL Bernie A. Suding and his wife Cathy of Sullivan, IL, William M. Suding and his wife Rena of Atwood, IL and Amy Bachman and her husband Jeff of Arcola, IL; twelve grandchildren, Daniel J. Suding and Jamie Simpson, Edward Biltz, Stephanie Kelsey, Lindsey Suding, Nicholas Suding, Erin Kiger and Lesley Fleming, Michael Howell, Victoria and Wyatt Suding, and Kimberly Bachman; twelve great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Catherine Humpert of Greensburg, IN and Alberta McQueen of Greensburg, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl Suding, an infant child, one sister, Rita Lawrence and one brother, William Loechle.
Loretta was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, IL, the Moose in Tuscola, IL, and the Eagles in Mattoon, IL and Batesville, IN.
Loretta retired from Progress Industries in Arthur, IL as a welder with over 25 years of service. Before working at Progress she had worked at Weir Cook Airport in Indianapolis, IN, Zenith Electronics in Paris, IL and Car Metal in Indianapolis, IN.
She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, canning, crocheting, puzzles and playing cards. She was an excellent cook. She enjoyed trying new recipes and creating some special meals of her own. She kept her family well fed, especially the boys. Her favorite pastime time was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Douglas County Animal Shelter.