Loretta Frances Gosse

Loretta F. Gosse née Schad was handed off gently into the loving arms of her late son, John, at Sunrise on Friday, June 22, 2018. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. A memorial gathering will be held 11AM Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Schad Funeral Home, 57 Third St. SW Plainview, MN. Burial to follow at St. Joachim Cemetery, Plainview, MN.
Memorials may be directed to Mayo Clinic, Fairview Hospice, and Wingspan, 30 Plato Blvd East., St. Paul, MN, 55107.

Loretta was born in Rochester, MN on December 4, 1940, to the late Christian and Catherine (Schneider) Schad. She was one of twelve children. Loretta’s love for her family extended beyond her own children—she was a loving partner to John Hendrickson and an adored aunt, cousin, friend and “Mother Teresa” to many.

Loretta wholeheartedly dedicated herself to her hobbies and interests. She appreciated a variety of music from classical to rock ‘n roll, Loretta was a devout Catholic.

In her last days, Loretta’s life was filled with the strength and love of her family, especially that of Suzanne and Carol Schaber who are forever appreciated by Loretta’s family. She will be loved and missed by her son, Tom; daughter-in-law, Terri; adored grandchildren, Thomas J. Gosse, Jr., Sean Gosse, Chad Dewey, Danielle Dewey, Derek Dewey; great-grandchild, Mackenzie; her caring brothers & sisters, Michael (Marge) Schad, Jeanine Ryan, Susan (James) Smith, Thomas Schad; sister-in-law, Mary Schad, Ellen Schad, Mary Schad; brother-in-law Dave Carlson.

Preceded in death by her son, John Gosse; siblings, Marilyn (Ray) Muller, Bernard Schad, Virginia Carlson, Catherine (Ronald) Schaber, Chris Schad, John Schad; brother-in-law, Jaque Ryan.

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  1. Goodbye Aunt Loretta, you were a generous woman. I thank you

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I am the World Wide Antique and Vintage Show manager in Denver and absolutely loved Loretta. Once she retired from our show last October, I had hoped that her and John would be off traveling the world! I feel blessed that I got to spend the time with her that I did. She was a true Gem!!

    My heartfelt condolences to your family. She will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her!

    • Suzanne Schaber

      She spoke of the Denver shows so often and was tickled by the warm send off when she retired. Thank you for your kindness! She was truly one of a kind! Suzanne Schaber

  3. Heather Eckels

    John.. Loretta was a good friend and such a wonderful bright and happy soul Sending our love and big hugs your way my friend . Love you, and I really mean it..hope we meet with you again.. Heather & Richard Eckels..

  4. Heather Eckels

    John, Loretta was such a bright and loving person, we feel so fortunate to have been friends with you both. We are sorry to here this news..but so very happy for our friendship..Love you..please keep in touch my friend. Love you, Heather

  5. Dino & I are lost for words, Loretta was
    Such a joy filled person, my family loved
    her, she was opened to everyone. John
    we were so happy for you to have Loretta
    In your life. Please stay in touch.

  6. Dana and I are sending you all our deepest condolences. Loretta was one of a kind and a true gem. We loved her and loved how she’d brighten any room she walked in. We are all the richer for knowing her and being able to call her our friend.
    Loving thoughts and prayers to all of you reading this.

  7. God Bless Tom and Family, from the Tunney’s

  8. Marguerite O'Connor

    So sorry for your loss.

  9. Dear John and Loretta’s Family
    I want to express my deepest Condolences to you and Loretta’s family.
    Loretta was a dear and close friend to some of my friends, that is how Loretta and I became friends over time. She was truly a wonderful person and full of life and fun.
    It came as a total shock and surprise to hear of her passing. She will be truly missed.
    Sincerely, Ted Herrmann

  10. I was fortunate to get to know John and Loretta while I worked at H & B Gallery. She is such a delightful and fun-loving spirit. I’m sure she is off on her next grand adventure and she’s still close at hand.
    My condolences to to John and her family. Her physical presence will be missed.

  11. Rest in peace Loretta. You are one of the most unvarnished, honest and fun loving persons I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.

  12. I’m a friend of Loretta’s from the Burnsville Y. I recognized her from the Antique Dealers Show at the state fairgrounds a few years ago. I approached her one day at the Y and we started talking, and talking as we walked around the track. I so enjoyed hearing about her antiques, the antique shows, travels, Bloomington theater. Oh and her dinner parties. It was obvious that she absolutely loved entertaining, along with John. When I hadn’t seen her for a while this spring, she told me about the cancer and she was to start chemo, but would be back to the Y, she hoped, in June. I’ve been waiting. Tonight, I was searching for her address to send a note. I am so sad. Please accept my most sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of such a wonderful light in your lives. She brightened mine every time I saw her.

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