The Free Press, Mankato, MN


June 6, 2014

Loretta B. Shores

—  Loretta B. Shores of Forest Grove, OR, formerly of Mankato, died Thursday evening, May 29, 2014 at Wynwood Retirement Community in Forest Grove.

  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St.

Edward's Catholic Church, 10990 N.W. 313th Avenue in North Plains, OR  97133, with Bishop Kenneth Steiner, Celebrant. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will precede the Mass at 10:30 A.M.  Family and friends are invited to attend a reception in the Parish Hall immediately following the Mass. Burial will take place in St. Matthews Cemetery in Vernon Center, MN on July 13, 2014 at 3 PM.

  Loretta B. Shores was born November 8, 1918 in Tolley, North Dakota, the daughter of Ignatius and Katherine (Ethen) Zeltinger. Lorie grew up on the family farm homesteaded by her parents. She was the youngest of 12 children. She completed her primary and secondary education in Tolley, North Dakota. After graduation, she had the opportunity to attend nurses training school in Kansas City, Missouri.  Lorie attended with two of her sisters, Louise and Ann. The three sisters graduated together with certificates in nursing.

  Loretta was united in marriage to Paul Delbert Shores on June 5, 1942 in Donnybrook, North Dakota and while Paul farmed with his father, Loretta started her nursing career in Noonan, North Dakota. After the sale of the Shores family farm, Paul and Lorie moved to Mankato, Minnesota. Paul served in the Army during WW II. After the war the family remained in Mankato until Paul's retirement from Continental Can Company in 1979. Paul and Lorie then moved to Vernonia, Oregon to be closer to many of the family who had moved to Oregon and Washington.  

 Paul and Lorie had been married for over 52 years when Paul died on May 16, 1995.  Following his death, Lorie moved to North Plains, OR.

  Lorie enjoyed playing cards, especially with her family; ice fishing with Paul in MN, best winter entertainment; and playing the piano, especially hymns and duets with son James.

  Survivors include her six sons and their wives, Jim and Amy Shores, of Bend, Oregon; Dr. William and Theresa Shores, of St. Peter, Minnesota; Charles and Maurica Shores, of Boring, Oregon; Philip and Sheila Shores, of Mankato, Minnesota; Greg and Teri Shores, of North Plains, Oregon; Dan and Shelley Shores, of Hillsboro, Oregon; former daughter-in-law, Judy Shores, of Forest Grove, Oregon.  Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, her parents, Ignatius and Katherine Zeltinger and all

eleven of her siblings.

  The family suggests memorials be sent to St. Edwards Benefit Tea in her memory.  The "High Tea" was Lorie's favorite Charity event. (Address above)

    To sign the online guest book or to send                 condolences      go               to

    Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in entrusted with the arrangements.

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