Loretta Jane Riedesel

Loretta Jane Riedesel, 81, of Laramie, died Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 21st, 1937 in Denver, CO to Sam and Edna Hayden. Loretta graduated from Laramie High School in 1955. She met the love of her life, Edward “Ted” Riedesel, they married August 21st, 1955 in a double ceremony with her sister, Elaine Hayden, marrying Harry Smith.

Loretta had many miscellaneous jobs throughout her life. She enjoyed the most and excelled at being a Homemaker. She not only mothered and cared for her own children, but for her children’s friends, her grandchildren and anyone else in need. She was a woman of strong faith and attended the Church of Christ regularly. She installed her morals and her faith in her everyday life and family.

Loretta had many talents and interests including; collecting dolls, bowling, gambling, sewing, and many more. She was very family oriented. Those who had the pleasure of knowing her developed a strong love and admiration for her. She captivated people with her presence, stories, and songs (even the made-up ones).

Loretta is preceded in death by her husband Ted Riedesel, her parents Sam and Edna Hayden, siblings Maxine Collins, Lucille Younglove, and Harold Hayden.

She is survived by siblings Elaine Smith, Bob Hayden, Charlotte Hayden, Mary Kay Franklin, and Danney Hayden. Her sons Edward L. Riedesel Jr., Eric K (Pam) Riedesel, Joseph S. (Peggy) Riedesel, and Robert W. Riedesel. Grandchildren, Amanda Arias (Vincent), Eric (Kristi) Riedesel, Emily Wroblewski (Travis), Kadee Thompson (Austen), Aaron Riedesel, Colin (Sara) Riedesel, Luke Riedesel, Grace Riedesel, Ron (Steph) Swearingen, and Vance Johnson. She also had many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins, and her sister-in-law, Molly Bridge (Jim).

A memorial service will be held at The Church of Christ (Laramie) on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Riedesel, Aaron Riedesel, Colin Riedesel, Luke Riedesel, Ron Swearingen, Bennett Malody, George Hayden, Casey Bader, and Travis Wroblewski.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loretta’s memorial fund care of Security First Bank, Laramie, WY.


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Condolences (13)

  • Dixie Burch

    To the Riedesel Family, I am so sorry to hear that Loretta has left this world. She was a very kind and sincere lady. I know she will be watching over her family from heaven. Peace be with you.

  • Cheryl (While) Bourquin

    To the Riedesel family; So sorry to hear about your mother passing. She was a great lady. She will be gratefully missed. Praying for you all.

  • John & Judy Stingel

    Dear families of Loretta, We meet and enjoyed Loretta at the Riedesel Reunion. So sorry for the passing of such a lovely Lady. We are sending our caring thoughts to all of Loretta's families. She will be missed by all that knew her. John & Judy Stingel-Pickerington, Ohio 43147

  • LaVona Bromley

    I was so saddened to hear of Lorettas passing. She was such a fine lady in every way and a dear friend..I had a wonderful visit with her not very long ago...we talked about many things but one if which was bowling as that's where I first met her many years ago. .she will forever be in so many hearts and be truly missed...she may be gone but she'll never be forgotten ♡ my condolences to all the family.

  • Linda Adamson

    Our condolences to Charlotte, Mary Kay and family at this time of sorrow. Sweet memories of you all are always in our hearts. Linda Adamson and Carole Huskey

  • Anonymous

    Loretta was a wonderful and sweet Christian woman! We will miss her and the smile she always had for everyone. Our love and condolences to Charlotte and ALL of Loretta's family. What a wonderful lady she was! In Christ's love, Lance and DeeAnn Lind

  • Carol Gunnerson

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your mother was always kind to me. Remember all the happy times she brought into your world.

  • Anonymous

    We lost a beautiful lady. She will be missed. Thinking of you all. Love Rick & Pam Butler

  • Raymer Family

    We hope you feel surrounded by love during this difficult time. We are saying healing prayers and sending so many hugs. Let your memories of Loretta’s life provide you with the comfort you need during this difficult time.

  • Joseph/Patsy Vigil

    Charlotte and Family, We were so sadden to hear of your sisters passing. She always had a smile on her face. Again, so sorry. Joseph and Patsy Vigil

  • diane Diane Moore

    Happy that she has a new body free of pain. Love your cousins Louis, Delores, Larry and Diane REED

  • Melissa, Frank, Francisco, Xavier and Vicente Blanco

    Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with all the family during this hard time. Beyond blessed to have known such a beautiful outgoing women for all these years. I know Loretta truly has touched the hearts of many and will always be remembered. Much love and support!

  • Morena and Tom Wroblewski

    I loved this lady so much! She was a caring, beautiful, classy, and funny lady. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy of family. Her sons are respectful kind men who loved their mother (and father) with all their hearts. Her love of god and family has been passed on to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We were truly blessed when our son Travis married her beautiful granddaughter Emily. She instilled in Emily all the beautiful qualities that she had and welcomed us into her family with open arms. I will miss the twinkle in her eyes and quick wit. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. God took a beautiful angel home the day she died.


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