Loretta Mae Stegman

Loretta Mae Stegman, 81, Altoona, died Thursday at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph J. and Margaret G. (Semelsberger) Kruise. She married Henry Ernest Stegman Jr. on March 2, 1954, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1998.

Surviving are six daughters: Patricia Iorfida of St. Marys, Mary Friedline of Altoona, Rosemary (Kevin) Booth of Yorba Linda, Calif., Christina (Thomas) Castellucci of Altoona, Barbara Miller of Johnstown and Teresa (Charles) Shillinger of Upland, Calif.; a brother, Donald E. Kruise of Altoona; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, David W. Stegman; a great-grandson, Gabriel L. Friedline; a son-in-law, Joseph E. Iorfida; and nine siblings.

Loretta was a graduate of Altoona High School, and a past member of St. Gregory and Barnabas Catholic Church, Johnstown. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her grandchildren and playing bingo.

At the family’s request, there will be no visitation. Committal rites will be held at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Johnstown, Father Robert L. Ruston officiating.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, Altoona.

Loretta Mae Stegman

Loretta Mae Stegman, 81, Altoona, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.

At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation. A full obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home.