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Loretta Chaffee passed away November 15, 2010 in the Hospice Palliative Care Unit at St Josephs Hospital in Marshfield Wisconsin


Memorial service will be 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th, 2010.  Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate.  Friends may call at Roseberrys Funeral Home on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. 


Interment will follow at a later date at the St. Leo Cemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin.


Loretta was born July 25, 1933 in Adams, Wisconsin to Donald J Fogarty and Helen (Fait) Fogarty. She attended Friendship Grade School and Adams-Friendship High School.


On July 22, 1949 she eloped with Rudolph D. Chaffee to Dubuque, Iowa and was married on that date. They celebrated their marriage vows again later that year in a Catholic ceremony September 10, 1949 in Necedah, Wisconsin


Rudy and Loretta raised a family in Arkdale where they operated a farm.  Loretta enjoyed the rural life and all her many friends and farm neighbors. Rudy and Loretta also enjoyed the social events that were frequently held in Dellwood, Wisconsin.


Memorials (in lieu of flowers) should be directed to the Palliative Care Unit at St Josephís Hospital, Marshfield.


Loretta was preceded in death by her parents: Donald Fogarty and Helen Fogarty; husband, Rudolph D Chaffee; sons:  Roger Chaffee; Keith Chaffee; infant son, Darwin Chaffee; son-in-law, Donald Alderman; and Great-Grandson, Mytchell Alderman.


    Brother:  Jerry Fogarty of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    Daughter:  Judith Alderman of Dellwood, Wisconsin

    Son:  Dennis Chaffee of West Allis, Wisconsin

    Daughter:  Sarah (Ray) Dambeck of Iron River, Michigan

    Daughter-in-law:  Diane (Roger) Chaffee of Marshfield, Wisconsin

    Former daughter-in-law:  Leila Chaffee of Cincinnati, Ohio

    Former daughter-in-law:  Barbara Churchill of Arkdale, Wisconsin

    Former daughter-in-law:  Karen Chaffee of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    Grandchildren:  18  

    Great-Grandchildren:  24 


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Roseberry's Funeral Home & Crematory

512 Main St. (PO Box 620)

Friendship, WI 53934  


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