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December 4, 2020

10/7/2020 10:29:00 AM
Loretta Bottin

Loretta L. Bottin, 90, of Mt. Lake died Sept. 26, 2020, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in St. James with Pastor Wesley Bruss officiating.
Burial was at St. Matthew's Cemetery in rural Butterfield.
Visitation was held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont and continued Saturday at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of guests, at any given time, was limited for the visitation at the funeral home. During the visitation and service, those attending were asked to wear a mask and encouraged to practice social distancing guidelines.
Loretta Lou Hanson was born on Feb. 1, 1930, to Maylon and Laura (Krueger) Hanson in Gregory, Tripp County, S.D. She was baptized in Gregory, S.D.
She moved with her family to Minnesota in 1936 and received her education in Ormsby and later in District 33 Country School.
Loretta was confirmed at St. Matthew's Church in Butterfield. She later attended Mt. Lake School until the 10th grade.
On June 6, 1948, she was united in marriage to Ervin Harvey Bottin at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimball Township, rural Alpha. After their marriage they farmed in Cedar Township, near Odin until 1974 when they moved to farm in rural Mt. Lake.
In 2010, they moved into Windom. Ervin was called to his eternal rest on May 9, 2012. Loretta continued making her home in Windom until most recently becoming a resident of the Good Samaritan Home in Mt. Lake.
They were active members of St. Matthew's Church, Loretta serving on it's ladies aid and holding various offices within the ladies aid. After it closed she became a member of St. John's Church in Darfur.
Loretta enjoyed baking, crocheting, camping, going to Mesa, Ariz., for the winter. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her three children: Linda Dunker of Mt. Lake, Kevin (Shirley) Bottin of Mt. Lake and Jeffrey (Beverly) Bottin of rural Odin; eight grandchildren: Cory Lorenz-(Amy Pederson), Shayne Bottin, Brandee (Jason) Jepsen, Amber (Robb) Smith, Angela (Clint) Serl, Casandra (Michael) Newth, Jeremy Bottin and Heather (Daniel) Eischen; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, DeLyle (Carol) Hanson of Holmen, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Janice Hanson of rural Odin and Bonnie Bottin of Madelia; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, Maylon and Laura Hanson; husband, Ervin H. Bottin; infant daughter, Cheryl; son-in-law, Kent Dunker; brothers, Myron (Loretta) Hanson and Marvin Hanson; mother- and fathers-in law, Pearl and Ed Bottin- Art Bottin; sister-in-law, Helen Hanson; brothers-in-law, Marvin Bottin and Edward Bottin; and other relatives.

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