New Carlisle – Loretta Ann (Moyer) Laureys, 91, passed away peacefully at home on February 1, 2021.
Loretta was born on March 16, 1929, in South Bend, Indiana to the late Harold and Velma Moyer. She graduated from Central High School in South Bend, Indiana. Loretta married Ernest J. Laureys, Sr., on May 24, 1947 who preceded her in death on April 24, 2007.
Loretta was also preceded in death by her sister, Jeannette Nickerson and son, Ernest J. Laureys, Jr.
Loretta is survived by her children: Evelyn (James) Keene of West Lafayette, Indiana, Joseph (Carol) Laureys of New Carlisle, Indiana, Kevin Laureys of New Carlisle, Indiana, and Janet (John) Rehlander of LaPorte, Indiana.
Ten grandchildren: Brian (Amy) Keene, Brent (Jody) Keene, Ernest (Lori) Laureys III, Michelle Laureys, Steven (Kim) Laureys, Ben (Gina) Laureys, Mike (Kenlyn) Laureys, Masen Laureys, Trevor Laureys, and Janelle Rehlander. She had many great grandchildren. One brother, Edward Moyer of Hillsboro, Indiana.
Mrs. Laureys was a beautician and owned the Laureys Shop on Michigan Street in 1956 in New Carlisle, Indiana. She was a member of the Sigma Chapter Delta Beta Phi Sorority. She was an LPN for many years and retired in 1992 from Hamilton Grove in New Carlisle.
Loretta enjoyed reading books, baking, gardening, crafts, genealogy and making the special dessert.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Kaniewski Funeral Home in New Carlisle, Indiana with visitation from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m., (EST). Celebration at 1:00 p.m.
There will be a private family burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Carlisle Library or New Carlisle Historical Society.
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