Lornetta (Mrs. Louis) Nolta, 90, of State Center, died Saturday evening, January 12th, in the peace of her home with her loving family at her side.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 16th, at St. John Lutheran Church north of State Center with Pastor David Klinge officiating. She will be laid to rest in the St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday evening from 5-7:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the church, diabetes foundation or cancer research. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home West Marshall Chapel is caring for Lornetta and her family. Ph. 641-483-2900.
Born Lornetta Kuhlman on January 10th, 1923, at Colo, Iowa, she was the daughter of George and Sadie (Thake) Kuhlman. She graduated from the St. Anthony High School in 1939.
On September 17th, 1941, she was united in marriage to Louis Nolta in Trenton, Missouri. They farmed at State Center all of their married lives and she was employed at Donnelly's in Nevada for over 20 years.
Mrs. Nolta was a confirmed and baptized member of St. John Lutheran, a member of the ladies aid and Red Hat Society. She enjoyed traveling with Louis, sewing, crafts, gardening, working on the farm but most of all treasured her family-especially the grandkids and great-grandkids.
Left to cherish her memory is Louis, her loving husband of 71 years, her children- Sandi (the late Dan) Kellen of Ames and Stan (Nancy) Nolta of State Center; grandchildren- Chief Warrant Officer Jeff (Kimberly) Kellen of Nevada and Andee (Jolene) Nolta of State Center, five precious great-grandchildren- Daniel, Joel, and Eva Kellen and Gracey and Haley Nolta; her sister Sharon (Lowell) Kasischke of Hubbard, sister-in-law Myrtis Kuhlman of State Center as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In death, Lornetta rejoined her parents, her twin great-grandchildren Cora and Casandra in 1998, sister Arlene (Walt) Hoing, brothers Clair (Lydia) and Caryl Kuhlman and her son-in-law Dan Kellen at age 27.