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Loretta June Haney, 94

Loretta June Haney, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Loretta June Haney, 94

Loretta was born June 27, 1925, in rural Steele County, Minnesota, to Earl and Laura (Wilkie) Southworth. She attended school in Faribault, Minnesota, and Rose Creek, Minnesota. On May 30, 1942, she married Jonas Haney at the Methodist parsonage in Austin. Prior to her marriage, Loretta work as a caregiver. After marriage, she helped on the farm and ran the Oakland Tavern. In 1961, Loretta became acting postmaster at the Oakland, Minnesota, post office for five years. She then worked in the accounting office at Sears until 1972. Loretta loved to dance, sometimes three times per week. She also liked to crochet, knit, sewing and crafts. Being a very talented seamstress, she made bridesmaid dresses, wedding gowns and suits. Loretta enjoyed wintering in Texas and going on casino trips. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Austin.

Survivors include her three daughters, Sharon (Kenneth) Christenson of Austin, Judith Magnuson of Austin and Renee (Marvin) Jensen of Kasson, Minnesota; sister, Gilma Jones of Owatonna, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; seven step great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jonas Haney; son, Charles Haney; parents, Earl and Laura Southworth; brothers, Donald Southworth, Everett Southworth, Kenneth Southworth and Robert McLeod; son-in-law, Dick Magnuson; and great-grandson, Weston Germundson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donna Dempewolf officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service on Wednesday at the church. Interment will be at Oakwood cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or donor’s choice. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.