February 17, 1947 - December 22, 2017
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
(847) 272-0400 |
Wednesday 12/27, 10:00 am


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
(847) 272-0400 |
Wednesday 12/27, 11:00 am
St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
8601 Harms Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.5030 | Map
Wednesday 12/27
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1133 Pfingsten Rd.

Northbrook, IL 60062

Loretta M. Rath, nee Swartz, age 70, of Glenview.  Beloved wife of Carl R.; Loving mother of Steven (Jill) and the late David; dearest grandmother of Michael and Samuel; fond sister of the late Susan Simon and Peggy Swartz.  Lying-in-state, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 10 a.m., until time of Service, 11 a.m., at GloriaContinue Reading

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Lauren Ringwood left a message on January 24, 2018:
Carl, you were right-look at that smile! Just beautiful. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the cherished memories you have shared together and the acts of goodness and kindness that you will do in her memory.
Lawrence Jacobsen left a message on January 24, 2018:
Carl, We grieve for your loss; we will cherish our memories of Loretta--the Jacobsen cousins, Jean, Ron and Larry.
Sara Mey left a message on January 9, 2018:
Dear Carl. I am so sorry for loss. Loretta is in a good place. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Dr. Sara Mey
Cathy & Doug Hoffman left a message on December 27, 2017:
Dear Carl, When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We send our most sincere condolences to you.
Sue left a message on December 27, 2017:
Our condolences Carl and your family. We will keep you in our prayers, Mike and Sue Kilroy
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
D. Michael Bauer left a message on December 26, 2017:
Dear Carl, There is no real way to express my sorrow upon learning about Loretta. You two were so close for all these years. I am so sorry that I can't be there at this time for you. When we lose a spouse we lose a part of our heart, only the Lord Jesus can give you a Peace that surpasses all understanding. May you and your family find that peace now and forever. I am truly sorry for your loss, and in a small way I can feel what you are going through, for I also lost a wife, and time can only heal so much. May the good Lord Jesus Christ be with you in tis most trying time of your life. Your friend always, Mike Bauer and Kay
Pat Miller left a message on December 26, 2017:
My heart goes out to Carl and all remaining family members. God has given Carl great strength to help Loretta on her journey to Heaven. I was a co-worker of Loretta . She always had great faith and I know she is now at peace, basking in the joy of love in God's Kingdom. I miss her but take comfort in knowing she is in a good place now.
Rosa G left a message on December 23, 2017:
I know this must be a difficult time for your family. Think of the happiness to come when the resurrection takes place and reunites your family with Ms. Loretta. Think of the joy she will feel when she can enjoy life under perfect and peaceful conditions. God's Word gives us wonderful hope! Acts 24:15; Isaiah 65:17,21-25
Jane Karen Phillips left a message on December 23, 2017:
Loretta, it has been an honor being your caregiver. You will always hold a special place in my heart.
Denise Passarella-Cooper left a message on December 23, 2017:
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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