Loretta Dylla, 95, of Bristol and formerly of Webster, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol.
Mass Of Christian Burial will be 3:00 P.M. Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster, a luncheon and time of fellowship will immediatley follow Mass at the parish hall. Interment will be at all Saints Catholic Cemetery near Andover.
Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Wednesday at the church closing with a 7P.M. wake service.
Loretta Dylla longtime resident of Webster and most recently at Sundial Manor, Bristol, slipped away to have an eternity of dances with Ray, the love of her life. Ray has been waiting 23 years for this dance and now they are together again.
Loretta Marie was born to Walter and Elizabeth (Stephan) Kline on their farm near Leola, on June 4, 1927 and completed her earthly journey on September 25, 2022, at the age of 95. Loretta was the oldest of six and learned quickly how to do all sorts of farm chores. As was common of the time, she boarded in Leola to go to high school along with her sister Julie Ann. Graduation from high school in 1945 was a big event; she then taught school just outside of Ipswich for 2 years. In 1948, she moved to Aberdeen where she worked for a company called Sonotone, which sold and serviced hearing aids. Joining a youth group, she attended dances every Saturday night and found her prince. Loretta and Ray were married on October 26, 1953 at Sacred Heart Church in Aberdeen.
They made their first home on Ray’s farm near Andover, where they welcomed three children. Bernie, Brenda, and Paul. Working side by side, they had row crops and dairy cows, until their decision to move to Webster in 1959. It was there that they welcomed Peggy to the family.
Loretta was a stay-at-home mom and always welcomed anyone stopping in to visit. As her children grew, she was the mom with ice cream, chips, and pie. She always had room for another at the table or someone needing a place to stay. She enjoyed the many activities of her children and volunteered her time as class mom, cub scouts den mom, FHA chapter mom, and CCD teacher for a number of years. Loretta enjoyed her social time of Stanley parties, Research club, cards and visiting friends and family.
Having a deep faith to the Blessed Mother and rosary, Loretta joined Catholic Daughters of the Americas in the early 1950s as a member of the Aberdeen court. She later transferred to Court St Pius X in Webster; serving in several offices and was Regent, 1972-74. She was also a member of the Christ the King Church choir and Alter society.
Loretta loved to watch the Bearcat basketball and football. When it was time to follow grandchildren, she needed to broaden her athletic knowledge to include golf, volleyball, swimming, soccer, and hockey. She was always excited to be with and see her children and grandchildren for any reason or celebration. She loved each of them intensely. At the end of her, many phone conversations, she would always tell them or others “I’ll pray for you—you pray for me”.
Her four children survive Loretta: Bernie (Judy) Dylla, Littleton CO; Brenda (Cliff) Anderson, Roscoe, SD; Paul (Katie) Dylla, Arizona City, AZ; and Peggy (Ron) Foster, Tavares, FL. Eight grandchildren: Adam (Heather) Anderson, Joe (Kristyn) Anderson, Rachel (Jeremy) Griffith, Derek Thayer, Lisa (Brian) Leavitt, Mark (Murphy-Katherine) Dylla, Ann Dylla, Jackson Dylla and 11 great grandchildren: Jaegar, Sloane, Ava, Jack, Rowan, Ellie, Hannah, Lennox, Hunter, Ella and Austin. Loretta has two surviving siblings Leo Kline of Aberdeen and Julie Haiar of Marion, SD, in laws: Caroline Kline, Mick Dylla, and Lawrence and Sharon Dylla.
Preceeding her in death is her husband Ray of 46 years, her parents Walter and Elizabeth Kline, infant sister Agatha, brother, Leonard Kline, and sister Rita Zulk as well as 26 Sister-and Brother-in-laws.
Tribute to Grandma Dylla
By Adam Anderson
She was born Loretta Kline, back in 1927.
Always had a plan, on a mission to Heaven.
Hard times in the ‘30’s saw a lot of tough stuff.
But kept her faith sharp; never dull or rough.
She met a man of great faith, I called him Grandpa Ray.
They decided to get married and were well on their way.
Living a great life together in Northeastern South Dakota.
Having no regrets, not even one iota.
They started a family – precious gifts – all 4.
Loretta was so happy; she never wanted anything more.
But the time it rolled on, as it always does.
Leaves you with fond memories of once what was.
Like the candy canes all over her Christmas Trees… all over
her house…grandkids crawling on their knees.
Or opening presents, then going to Midnight Mass.
I bet we all wish how those times could last.
Or tasting her sweet, perfect chocolate pie,
That crust was the best and that’s no lie.
Or that 6:00 AM phone call, “Happy Birthday to
you!…no need for a guess, you already knew who!
She lived a full life, great friends she had a-plenty.
But God still needs Angels, in fact very many.
So thus, when he whispered, “You are now ready…just
take my hand, I’ll lead nice & steady.”
But I’ll always remember that one lingering sound.
It happened every time we talked when I was around.
“You pray for me and I’ll pray for you.”
It was always that simple and always on cue
And maybe you heard that phrase from her too?
Please know if you did, it was sincere…and so true.
So, Grandma, go Rest in Peace with your new Heavenly view.
You’re forever watching over me, still saying, I’ll pray for you.”