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Loretta E. Bargmann

September 12, 1933 — November 11, 2021

Loretta Emma Bargmann, 88, of Bremen, KS, was called home to her heavenly father on November 11, 2021, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be Monday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, north of Bremen. Rev. Aaron T. Fenker, Sr., will officiate. The funeral will be broadcast live on our Kinsley Mortuary Facebook Page. The pallbearers are her grandsons, Zachary Brackett and Chris Bargmann; grandsons-in-law, Kyle Easterly, Nathan Siemans, and Bailey Lonnberg; godsons and nephews, Matthew Bargmann, Curtis Ohlde, and Patrick Ohlde. The honorary pallbearers are granddaughters, Jennifer Brackett, Shelby Siemans, Ashley Lonnberg, and Natalie and Kylie Boyer; and granddaughters-in-law, Nina Brackett and Baleigh Bargmann. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Loretta was born September 12, 1933, on the family homestead outside of Linn, KS, to Edwin H. and Alma (Herrs) Ohlde. She was baptized September 17, 1933, at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Palmer, KS, by Reverend J.G.B. Keller. She was confirmed March 30, 1947, at St. John’s Lutheran Church by Reverend Geo Lehenbauer. She worked her early years at the Washington County Creamery in Linn and caring for the young children of several families. On August 3, 1958, she married Harold J. Bargmann at St John’s Lutheran Church by Reverend Geo Lehenbauer. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, participating in LWML, Ladies Aid, and the 150th celebration planning committee. Loretta’s passion for preserving history led to her role as the church historian. She worked tirelessly to ensure the school building at Immanuel was saved and then turned into the Hermansburg School Museum to honor the history of the school, church, ballpark, and veterans of the congregation, and continued to serve as a board member. She also worked extensively over the years to document her and Harold’s family history, tracing her own genealogy back to 1719, from Poitzen, Germany. Loretta worked tirelessly beside Harold running a dairy farm until their retirement, when she began sharing her love of cooking and baking. Starting at the age of 68 running the café at the Marysville Sale Barn, where she became known for her homecooked meals and fresh baked pies. Loretta also catered the Ohlde cattle sale for twenty years, and later worked at the Daylight Donut Shop and Marilyn’s Café before focusing on her pies and kolaches, taking them to farmer’s markets and filling special orders, even up to her 88th birthday. Loretta will be remembered as a strong woman of faith and a hard-working farm wife who was a mother and grandmother to everyone, with an insatiable love for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin H. and Alma (Herrs) Ohlde; children, Jan (1969), Jon (1975), and Larry (1989); brothers, Norbert and Leonard Ohlde; sisters-in-law, Belinda Ohlde and Loretta Bargmann; godchild, Crystal (Valeka) Trost; and nephew, Warren Ohlde. Survivors include her husband, Harold; sons, Lynn (Shelly) Bargmann, Bremen, and Daniel (Kelley) Bargmann, Brighton, CO; daughters, Lori (John) Brackett, Marysville, and Becky (Travis) Boyer, Filley, NE; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, with 2 more joining the family next year; brother, Lyle Ohlde, St. David, AZ; sisters-in-law, Maryilnne Ohlde, Linn, and Ronda Ohlde, Palmer; brother-in-law, Wilmer Bargmann, Bremen; embraced family, Andy Kibble and Chris and Jarrod Valeka; godson, Corey Ekstrum; and numerous nephews and nieces. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. Funeral video for Loretta Bargmann Committal video of Loretta Bargmann To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Loretta E. Bargmann, please visit our flower store.

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