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Loretta Mae Reins Dickman
March 16, 1922–February 14, 2012
Loretta Mae Dickman, 89, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012, at Manor Care, Dubuque, Iowa. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Union Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation, with the Rev. Loren Thomsen officiating. Friends called from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Lahey Funeral Home in Lost Nation. Visitation was also held on Monday one hour before the service time at the church. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello, Iowa.
Loretta Mae Reins was born on March 16, 1922 in Bloomfield, Nebraska, the daughter of Henry G. and Elisabeth (Burgard) Reins. On October 7, 1951, Loretta married Earl H. Dickman in Omaha, Nebraska. They farmed in the Lost Nation area until their retirement in 1982. Earl died in 1993.
Loretta taught in rural schools in Knox County, Nebraska. She graduated from Immanuel School of Nursing in Omaha in 1949. She worked as a registered nurse for many years at Jackson County Public Hospital. In 1982 she received her BSN from the University of Dubuque.
She was a faithful member of the Union Presbyterian Church, Lost Nation, the Presbyterian Women's Circle, Homemakers Club, and College Club for over fifty years.
Loretta is survived by two daughters, Florence F. (Bill) Slycord of Pella and Glenda M. (Leo) Oswald of Dubuque; two sons, Richard E. (Sharon) Dickman and Robert R. (Lisa) Dickman, both of Lost Nation; ten grandchildren, Eric Slycord, Angela (Slycord) Terlouw, Rob Oswald, Garrett Oswald, Andrew Chelf, Rebecca Dickman, Emma Dickman, Erin Dickman, Morgan Barfield and Raegan Dickman; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Helen Dickman and niece, Trudy Tiedt of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; a nephew, Allan Dickman of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; six cousins, Russell Nielsen, Laura Jean Guest, Lester Nielsen, Alberta Sargent, Lawanda Moore and Carolene Skorohod.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one uncle, and a brother-in-law.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 24 February 2012

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