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September 21, 1921 – Monday, November 21, 2011

Service Information
St. Francis Catholic Church
Saturday November 26, 2011
10:00 a.m.

Visitation Information
Peterson Chapel Buffalo
Friday November 25, 2011
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lauretta M. Lepinski age 90 years of Buffalo died Monday, November 21, 2011 at Buffalo Hospital.
She was born in Chatham Township on September 14, 1921 the daughter of James D. and Mary (Paumen) Moore.
Lauretta attended teacher’s training before becoming a teacher for Country School from 1940 until 1946.
On January 3, 1944 Lauretta was joined in holy marriage to Benedict C. Lepinski at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. The Reverend Joseph Heinz presided. God blessed their marriage with seven children. Benedict C. “Ben” Lepinski passed away on November 21, 1995.
Lauretta was a faithful member of the Church of St. Francis where she volunteered at the school, delivered meals on wheels, and was an active member of the Rosary Society and the Catholic Order of Forresters. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also an election judge for 60 years. She enjoyed playing cards, especially 500, walking and bowling on a league.
Lauretta is preceded in death by her parents, husband Benedict of 51 years, brothers; Russ, Orville, George and grandson Patrick Randel.
Lauretta is survived by her daughter Margaret (David) Randel of Buffalo, son Mike (Lorrie) Lepinski of Buffalo, son Jim (Pam) Lepinski of Effie, daughter Judy (Brian) Loberg of Buffalo,son Joe (Renee) Lepinski of Buffalo, son Johnny (Janice) Lepinski of Buffalo, daughter Mary (Brian) Benson of New London, grandchildren; Chelsey Lepinski, Jake Lepinski, Becky (Jack) Youngberg, Cassie (Ryan) Gregory, Jed (Jarilyn) Loberg, Neil Loberg, Miranda, Samantha and Ben Lepinski, Anna and Louis Benson, Matthew and Zachary Stamey, Jason (Shelly) Jordan, great-grandchildren; William and Mason Youngberg, Lauren, Katelyn and Nolan Gregory, Jayla Loberg, Mattie, Ava and Wyatt Stamey, Brenden and Spencer Jordan and great-great-grandson Wyatt Jordan, sisters Marilyn (Mel) Eggersgluss, Kathleen Ratican, brothers Marvin (Sally) Moore, Edward Moore, Dennis (Ronniebeth) Moore.
Funeral Mass for Lauretta Lepinski will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. Visitation will be Friday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Interment will be at St. Charles Cemetery in Maple Lake.
The family is being served by the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

16 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruce Varner

    To The Lepinski Family;
    Lauretta will be missed by all. I remember delivering newspapers to the Lepinski family and Lauretta was so, so nice to me. Always a kind word. She is in a better place.

  2. Cory, Tammy and John Myran

    Thinking and praying for you and your family during this time of loss.

  3. Darlene Stender

    So sorry Marg to hear about your Mother. I just met her at the Pink Street Party in Buffalo and she looked so good and chipper for 90 but now Patrick has a Grandma to keep him company.

  4. Mary Moore

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Lauretta’s family. I will always cherish the fun memories of her from years gone by. She touched a lot of lives, was a special lady and will truly be missed by all.

  5. Michael Moore

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you all.

  6. Leiha Johnson

    I am so sorry to hear that Lauretta has passed. I spent many childhood hours playing ping pong in her basement with her granddaughter, Cassie. She was a fun and caring person and I will always remember she taught me to play Yahtzee. Thinking of the whole family at this time.
    -Leiha Johnson

  7. Ginny Elliott Russell

    Marg – My deepest sympathy on the passing of your wonderful mother. I know (from experience) how much you will miss her.

  8. Linda Vollbrecht

    My deepest sympathy to the Lepinski family in the loss of such a beautiful lady. I was one of the neighbors (maiden name Brown) who enjoyed her smile and friendly chats whenever she was outside. After I married and moved away I brought my kids there trick-or-treating and we’d have a quick catch up on life. No matter when I saw her she always had a smile, a hug, and asked how life was going. I adored her and the world is going to miss having that very special lady amongst us.

  9. Sandy Brown

    Phil and I are so sorry to learn about Loretta’s leaving this level of existence. No doubt, she is now united with those who went before and is probably singing with the angels. I met her when she was 34, a young wife with children. We bowled a lot together in those days. Always smiling and always happy to greet people. Her loving nature will be sadly missed.

  10. Lisa Gapinski

    My fondest memories of Lauretta were stopping in to visit, having coffee in the kitchen, great conversations and of course her home made chow mein! Raising a great family is no easy task either. She will be missed.

  11. Martine Thevissen

    To the Lepinski and Moore family;
    Our deepest sympathy. We cherish wonderful memories of Lauretta and Ben. We visited them in 1990 (had a great family reunion in Maple Lake) and still have woodcarved stuff from Ben.
    Lauretta was also with us in Belgium a few years ago. She was a special lady, always positive, loving and laughing. That’s how we will remember her. She will be missed.
    From your Belgian relatives Martine and Carmen Thevissen

  12. Jan and Randy Hink

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother/grandmother. You are in our prayers.
    Randy and Jan Hink

  13. norita sanderson

    Lepinski and Moore families: My sympathy to all of you on the loss of mother, grandmother, sister. She was a wonderful lady, always willing to share a smile and time to visit. What a beautiful life she shared with so many people. God bless her and all of you in this time of sorrow.
    Riti and Bob (Sandy) Sanderson

  14. Colleen Fairbanks Riker

    Lipinski Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I remember Lauretta dearly as I was growing up in Buffalo.

  15. Gwen Moore

    A wonderful Aunt and an even better mother and grandmother. Loretta will be missed, but never forgotten by all.


  16. Joanne Ahearn (Eggersgluss)

    Lauretta was my Godmother. She sent me a prayer shawl while I was going through skin cancer surgeries out here in Maine. She was always so thoughtful and caring. I will miss her so much.


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