Loretta Catherine Czaja, age 87, of Whitewater, WI, formerly of Franklin Park, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Fairhaven Health Center, in Whitewater, WI.
Loretta was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 24, 1922, the daughter of Ludwig and Josephine (Potempa) Koterski. On July 14, 1946, Loretta married John Frank Czaja in Chicago, Illinois. Loretta found great joy in making quilts and afghans that she gave to friends and charities. She was also an avid gardener.
Surviving are her husband John Czaja, Janesville, WI, son Steve (Christine) Czaja, Broadview, IL and two daughters: Sally Czaja (Bob Schoenfeld), Linden, NJ, and Rita Czaja, Janesville, WI.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Steve Koterski and a sister Chestine Doutlick.
Funeral Services will be private.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests memorials to the Little City Foundation, Palatine, IL, or the Salvation Army.
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater is assisting the family