Loretta R. Kirschling, 88, Stevens Point, a retired subdivision developer, died Friday, March 16, 2012 at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and again from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday The St. Stanislaus Ladies Rosary Society will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.
A memorial will be established in her name.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mrs. Kirschling was born April 10, 1923, in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Joseph and Regina (Zurawski) Zagrzebski. She attended St. Stanislaus Elementary and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1940. She also attended Mid-State Technical College.
She was married to Chester J. Kirschling on Oct. 30, 1943, at St. Stanislaus Church in Stevens Point. He died in 2004.
Together they developed the Kirschling Pleasant View Subdivision, Riverside Subdivision and Pleasant View East Subdivision. She was a partner in the Pleasant View Dairy Farm, officer for the Plover Hills Public School System and past president of the Parent-Teachers Association of St. Stanislaus School. She also volunteered for years as a poll worker for the town of Hull. She was past kitchen manager for the Stevens Point Country Club and the local Elks Club.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald and Robert (Diana), both of Stevens Point; five daughters, Clarice (Walter) Wentz, Madison, Carol (Myron) Wollock, Stevens Point, Kathleen Kirschling and Mary (John) Wink, both of Wisconsin Rapids, and Audrey (Steve) Laszewski, Green Bay; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.