MILWAUKEE/ASHTON — School Sister of St. Francis Loretta Adler, age 89, died on January 17. She was born on July 24, 1923 to Joseph C. and Catherine (Ziegler) Adler in Ashton, WI, where she attended school as a child before joining the School Sisters of St. Francis of Milwaukee. She received her Masters degree in Religious Studies at Mundelein College, Chicago.
She celebrated 69 years with the School Sisters of St. Francis, teaching until she was 74 years old. She taught school in Chicago, Bensenville, and Lombard, IL and Early, Iowa. She taught first grade in Chicago for over 30 years.
Sister Loretta Adler is survived by her dear sister, Viola Blum of Stoughton, brother, Jerome Adler of Middleton, Sister-in-laws, Mary Ann and Eileen Adler. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and the School Sisters of St. Francis with whom she shared her life for 69 years. She was preceded in death by four brothers; Gerald, Edward, Walter, and Allie Adler and two sisters, Amy Pertzborn and Rita Holtz.
Funeral Services were held in Milwaukee at St. Joseph Convent Chapel on January 22, 2013. Per her request her body was donated to the Medical School of Milwaukee.
Memorial contributions may be made in Sister Loretta’s name to School Sisters of St. Francis, 1501 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215