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Loretta Harmon



UTICA — Loretta (Lindenmier) Harmon, 95, of Utica, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Romeoville.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, in St. Mary’s Church in Utica with the Rev. Michael Driscoll and Msgr. James Swaner officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Burgess Funeral Home in Utica with a rosary being recited at 5:30 p.m. and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Utica.

She was born June 7, 1922, in Dimmick, to Joseph and Emily (McGrath) Lindenmier. She married Kenneth Harmon on Jan. 17, 1945, in Sacred Heart Church in Dimmick.

She was a 1940 graduate of La Salle-Peru High School and a 1943 registered nurse graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing, with a 45-year nursing career at St. Mary’s and neighboring community hospitals as well as home care nursing.

She was a founding member of Neighborhood Ladies Variety Card Club organized in 1951; past president of Waltham Grade School PTA; past treasurer of St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society and Parish Council.  She was the recipient of Diocese of Peoria Marquette Award; Oblate of St. Benedict; volunteer for Red Cross and Hauser Ross Eye Clinic; and past member and officer of Waltham Women’s Curling Club.

Loretta was best known for being a lifelong caregiver to all those in her path.

She is survived by daughter, Maureen (Louis) Cole, of Plainfield; two sons, Gary (Louise) Harmon and Edward (Jane) Harmon, both of Utica; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Jason, Nicholas, Matthew and Luke Harmon, Melissa (Mike) Harms and Emilia (Scott) Stein; and three great-grandchildren, Colin, Jonathan, and Tristan Harmon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth in 2010; three sisters, Mary Catherine, Monica Kozel and Florence Blalack; and two brothers, Lester and Gilbert Lindenmier.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for her favorite charities.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Burgess Funeral Home

860 Bucklin St., La Salle, IL 61301


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