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Loretta J. Newkirk

Loretta J. Newkirk, 74, of Wakeman, died on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Laurels of New London. She was born on December 27, 1939 in Chippewa Lake.

Loretta was the Vice President of Safety Services for 30 years. She enjoyed playing cards and slots, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Loretta is survived by her children, Donna Schafer of Norwalk, Denise (Kevin) Johnson of California, Sherry (Charles) Riddlebarger of Norwalk, Donald A. (Heather) Newkirk of Norwalk and Holly (Scott) Moyer of Norwalk; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Donald E. Newkirk; her siblings, May Derrick, Pauline, Jim, Ben, Joe, David, Paul and Fred Boreman; two granddaughters, Suzanne Bagby and Kimberly Schafer; and her faithful companion, Patches.

Friends may call Monday, January 20, 2014, from 4 PM. until the time of Service at 7 P.M., at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper St., Wakeman. Chaplain Jamie Stewart will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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