Loretta Clara Holup, of Antigo, died Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center. She was 98 years old. She was born on March 22, 1924, in Antigo, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Bertzel) Wield. She married Edmund Holup on October 18, 1941, in Sheboygan Falls. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2011.
Loretta was employed as a CNA at Superior Nursing Home until retirement in 1975.
She enjoyed crocheting and playing cribbage. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Loretta was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Antigo.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Nolan of Milwaukee, Catherine (Michael) Prins-Hubatch of Antigo, and Connie Powell of Antigo; two sisters, Irene (Jim) Patterson of Menomonee Falls and Clara Bemis of Stoughton; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra (Ray) Hubatch; son, Ronald Holup; sons-in-law, Thomas Prins, Gary Powell, Ray Hubatch, and Robert Nolan; sisters, Ann Hubatch, Virginia Koszarek, Rose Menting, Mary Schedlbauer; and brothers, Rudy Wield, Joe Wield, Clarence Wield, and Jack Wield.
A private service will take place at a later date.
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Hi Analuz [my boss] — I’m going to need to take some bereavement leave, my grandmother passed away this past Tuesday. She was 98 and so very loved by her children (2 of whom she survived), grand childen, great grand children, great-great grand children and the people in her farming community of 10,000. She cared for people in the same nursing hone she spent her last days in, cooked at the Farmer’s Home, and generally hustled to provide a better life for her family. She had deep and contagious laugh and was always, until her final years, one of the sharpest people in the room. Her family, as recent immigrants, lived in a chicken coop during the depression. As a (once) living example, she taught us how to manage our expectations and to keep laughter in your belly. She made the most delicious beet jelly, which I looked forward to as we were driving up to see her. She said was “easy” to make. I’m grateful to have been able to sit with her for SO many years at her kitchen table eating beet jelly sandwiches and just sitting with her on Balsam Lane. I’ll need to go back to pay my respects. Sincerely,
Hi --- I am Jeanette (Holup) Kloss's youngest granddaughter, Jenny Diagostine. I can't believe I came across Loretta's obituary. She was such a kind, soft spoken woman. It has been years since I have seen her -- but I remember her fondly!
My deepest sympathy to Cathy, Connie, and your families. Your mom was the best! Enjoyed so many chats with her over the years! May she be at peace now! Cherish all your memories of this great lady!
Connie, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I did not know your mother, but she surely did a great job of raising you. Moms are the best and you are fortunate to have her as long as your did.
Carol S. LaMar
So very sorry about this sweet woman. I will always treasure the times I got to know her when I was helping her. She lived a good long life. Thinking of all of you
So sorry to hear of your mothers death. I have many memories of her and your family when I spent time at Preboskis. You are fortunate to have had her so long. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Carol (Zenisek) Blevins
Cathy Mike and family, so sorry for your loss. Loretta was a beautiful lady! Doug and I enjoyed working with her at the Krambo.