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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:30 AM (Mountain).

Presbyterian Church
Interior, South Dakota

Interior Fairview Cemetery
Interior, South Dakota
Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

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In memory of

Loretta White

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 81

Loretta M. Lange was born May 7, 1936, in Rapid City, South Dakota, the oldest of eight children born to Willard and Agnes (McEwen) Lange. She grew up and received her education in the Wall and Interior area.

She was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” White on June 9, 1962 in Rapid City. Throughout her life, she worked various jobs in the area, including owning and operating the Wagon Wheel Bar in Interior. They made their home in Interior for 25 years, until Dick’s death in 2005. In 2006, she moved to Wall where she has since resided.

Loretta was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church of Interior.

Survivors include three daughters and their families: Doris Ann (Fred) Eisenbraun, and their children Matthew (Candace Schultz) Eisenbraun and Roseanne (Jessee) Potter; Ricki Sue (David) Peterson, and their children Tracy, David and Heather; and Deanna (Charles) Rhynard and her sons Shaun and Troy; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Wickstrom of Wall, and Rita (Barry) Barber of Hermosa; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard "Dick" White on October 9, 2005; her parents; two brothers Larry and Gary Lange; and three sisters Shirley Gartner, Mary Lou Grimes, and Linda Thomas.

Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Presbyterian Church in Interior, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment will be at the Interior Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4-6 p.m.
Rush Funeral Chapel
Wall, South Dakota

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:30 a.m.
Presbyterian Church
Interior, South Dakota

Pastor Kathy Chesney

Alma Crosbie, Alice Richter, and Anna Brown
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus"

Tom Grimes - Tony Grimes - Willard Grimes

Matthew Eisenbraun - Jessee Potter - Shaun Ogle
Troy Mitchell - Brad Gartner - Terry Saunders

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Interior Fairview Cemetery
Interior, South Dakota

  • How deeply this saddened my heart to hear this. Somehow the world is now a little darker with the bright light of this wonderful and joyous woman gone.
    My sincere sympathies and prayers for the great comforter to surround you, her beloved family, at this time.
    ~ Rebecca Williams Philip (3/31/2018)
  • Oh what a beautiful picture of Loretta. She was a dear person. We first met when my dad was in the hospital and then connected several times after. I loved her stories and passion for her family...and those she considered family (all her many friends). Loretta could light up a room in an instant. Hold the fond memories close to your heart. ~ Stacy Dole Rapid CIty (3/30/2018)
  • I always enjoyed Loretta when she came to the store. I especially enjoyed visiting with her when delivering groceries. Such a lovely woman will truly be missed. ~ Eileen Jordan Wall SD (3/29/2018)
  • Rita, so sorry to see this. Sympathies to the family. ~ Marj Peterson PO Box 1185, 704 S.Main, 13 (3/29/2018)
  • I've known Loretta for many years and we'd always visit about what was going on in our lives whenever we had the chance to catch up. I used to joke with her that I wanted to be just like HER when I grew up. She wasn't afraid to say what she meant and she meant what she said. I admired that about her. She often would ask me about my "love life" and then I'd ask her about hers! She'd just smile that beautiful smile and chuckle. Oh, how I will miss that smile and that laugh. She will be missed by everyone who knew her but she is breathing easy again and dancing with the angels. ~ Crystal Thorson Philip, SD (3/28/2018)
  • Loretta was one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of meeting. I remember she had a back bone and stood up for what she believed in. She was loved by many and the world lost a great woman, but heaven gained an angel. My deepest condolence's reach out to the family and friends; I'll be praying for you during this hard time. ~ Keeva Grass, the Grass family Sioux Falls, SD (3/28/2018)
  • Loretta was the sweetest lady. I have the fondest memories of her taking me with her when she came to Kadoka selling Avon. We still communicated via facebook. Prayers for comfort to all of you. ~ Janelle Madsen Popwell Wellington, TX (3/28/2018)
  • Doris and Family,
    My Deepest Sympathy. Keeping you in my toughts and prayers. I had a lot of great times at your house. Dick and your mom were very special people to me.
    ~ Sheryl Sether Hot Springs, SD (3/27/2018)
  • Doris, Fred & Family - My deepest sympathy at the passing of your mother, Doris. God has welcomed a special angel into Heaven knowing the countless lives she influenced in her life. May all who loved her & whom she loved be held close & be comforted by God's embrace. ~ Marcia Schneider Eisenbraun Custer SD (3/27/2018)
  • The best Avon lady Kadoka had and our daughter at 4 years got to help her. We looked forward to her visits everytime she came to our house. We love you Loretta.. ~ Bruce and Bonnie Madsen Kadoka S.D. (3/27/2018)
  • Doris Ann (Dutches) and Family,
    The family here offer our deepest condolences and prayers to you at this time. Loretta and you have been a part of our family since we were both children. Loretta was the best listener and gave the best advise. Your were always the apple of her eye. On Sunday see when to heaven to be with the Lord and all the family she has there.
    If you need to talk just call or text me at 702-278-3499. We are sorry that none of can attend the services but know we are there with you.
    Please know that when ever you need her she is in your heart and is your Guardian Angel watching over you from above.
    Korinne and family in Nevada
    ~ Korinne Smyth North Las Vegas, Nevada (3/27/2018)
  • Sending my thoughts and prayers to Loretta's family. Always enjoyed seeing Loretta when I was back in South Dakota to visit. There are many memories with her and my Grandma Hoffman while in Wall. ~ Christy Clark Kenton, Ohio (3/27/2018)
  • We love an will miss u every day. Now You and Grandma Sparks ,Aunt Juanita ,Aunt Ruth are all togther watchin over us ~ Juanita Lucas & Raven Holden Commerce City Co (3/27/2018)
  • Doris, Fred, Matthew, Roseanne & Families
    Both my dad & I offer our deepest condolences and prayers at this time. Loretta was a heck of a wonderful woman and member of our family.
    The Ed Eisenbraun Family
    ~ Ed, Darcy, Brian, Connie, Clay, & Tawney Eisenbraun Rapid City (3/27/2018)
  • Condolences to the families, she was a dear friend to our u Loretta rest in paradise dear gal... ~ Kay Ann Janis Pine Ridge, South Dakota (3/26/2018)
  • My condolences and sympathies to Loretta's family. She was a grande Dame and an angel to those she loved ~ Percetta Red Willow Wanblee, South Dakota (3/26/2018)
  • Doris and family, so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless ~ Alisha McConnell 24295 SD HWY 73 (3/26/2018)
  • Sorry for your loss prayers to all the family ~ Lana L Hill Whitewood (3/26/2018)
  • I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend Loretta's funeral. She was such a blessing to me during my time serving as the pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Interior. She continued to keep in touch through Facebook to let me know what was happening in her life. I was able to stop and see her last summer in Wall and we had a wonderful visit. My God bless you all! ~ Mark Ford Brainerd, MN (3/26/2018)
  • Doris and Family,
    My Deepest Sympathy. Keeping you in my toughts and prayers. May the Lord Be With You Now and Always.
    ~ Fawna (Geigle) Goff Sturgis, SD (3/26/2018)