Loretta Rose Humbert, 97, Celestine

Loretta Rose Humbert, 97, of Celestine, died Wednesday, July 28, at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony January 27, 1924, to Anthony and Catherine (Hasenour) Klem. She married Victor W. “Vic” Humbert May 20, 1947, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. He died January 28, 2015.

Loretta worked at Dubois County/Old National Bank, cleaned houses, and, after more than 50 years of service, retired as the church/priest caretaker at St. Celestine Catholic Church. She was a member of St. Isidore Parish-St. Celestine Church where she was a lifelong eucharistic minister, shoot chairman, and member of the Prayer Network and St. Anne’s Society. She received the Mother Teresa Service Award, the Celestine Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, the Evansville Diocese Brute Award, and the Jane Award. She was an avid baker, loved to clean, and spend time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. She was a member of the Celestine Community Club.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Sander and husband Ronald, Celestine; one son, Michael Humbert and wife Donna, Jasper; five grandchildren, Holly Mundy and husband Chad, Heather Pfister and husband Brent, Nanette Brames and husband Pat, Jeff Sander and wife Karen, and Janel Buechler and husband Kris; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Theresia Humbert, five sisters, Leona Jahn, Frances Klem, Ardella Humbert, Anna Marie Betz, and Clarissa Gehlhausen, and three brothers, Edward, Alois, and Andrew Klem.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Celestine Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Isidore Parish, Celestine Fire Department, or to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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