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Stanley Loreth

Dec. 27, 1918-Sept. 25, 2010

Former Callaway resident Stanley G. Loreth, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died at Oak Crossing on Saturday, September 25, 2010.

A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, with a 7 p.m. prayer service and rosary to follow.

Stanley was born to Frank and Elizabeth (Stremik) Loreth on December 27, 1918 in Landon, N.D. As a young man he joined the Civil Conservation Corps, traveling throughout the United States. Shortly thereafter he joined the United States Army and was promoted to Sergeant in the 4th armored tank division under General George S. Patton, traveling Europe extensively.

After World War II, he married Theresa M. (LaPorte) Loreth in Langdon, N.D. He then moved from Langdon to the Detroit Lakes area and later to Callaway, where he farmed for over 50 years.

Stanley enjoyed riding horses, dancing, wood working, playing cards and most of all, visiting with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, the Lions and Detroit Lakes VFW.

Surviving Stanley are his son, Wallace (Lina) Loreth of Audubon; six grandchildren, Christine (Jon) Burnside of Detroit Lakes, Joe (Tracy) Loreth of Cormorant, Carol (Bruce) Retz of Callaway, Michelle (Todd) Andresen of Detroit Lakes, Charlie (Rachel) Loreth of Callaway and John (Christina) Loreth of St. Cloud, Minn.; along with nine great grandchildren.

Preceding Stanley in death were his parents; his wife Theresa (2002); and several siblings.

David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Stanley may be shared online at