Loriena Marie Tonn Anderegg, our special aunt, a most gracious and thoughtful lady, went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 7, 2010.
Loriena was born on February 20, 1910, to Alwina Braun Tonn and Fred S. Tonn in Weir, but grew up in Walburg, Texas. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Walburg. On August 5, 1940 she married the love of her life, Martin J. Anderegg, who preceded her in death on August 7, 2000. Loriena and Martin were deeply devoted to each other with God as the center of their lives. She graduated from Georgetown High School in 1928. Immediately after graduation she accepted a position at the Walburg State Bank where she began her career in banking. She also held positions at banks in San Antonio, Texas and Omaha, Nebraska. After moving to Dallas she worked for 23 years for a Mortgage loan bank attaining the position of vice president of accounting. She retired from banking in 1976. Then Loriena and Martin moved back to Loriena’s childhood home in Walburg. They were actively involved in the community association at Walburg where she held the position of secretary/treasurer.
Loriena was a deeply religious person. Throughout her life she lived her faith by being actively involved in the Lutheran churches where she lived. Loriena played the organ, sang in the choir and volunteered as a Sunday school teacher. She served on numerous church committees including building, finance, and evangelism.
Music played a big part in Loriena’s life. Having learned to play the piano at the age of 14, she entertained many friends at her parent’s home. She also played for social gatherings and weddings. Many friends and family were recipients of her gracious hospitality with Christmas being her favorite time to entertain.
Throughout her life, Loriena enjoyed gardening, especially after retirement when she planted 600 caladium bulbs and 400 tulip and daffodil bulbs. When in bloom the flowers were enjoyed by the entire community.
Loriena was always interested in the world around her. Due to macular degeneration she kept informed by listening to her favorite talk radio programs, especially those relating to health issues and world affairs.
Preceding her in death were her parents, 3 brothers: Odes, Leon and Benny Tonn and 2 sisters, Elsie Bredthauer and Alice Homeyer and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law.
Loriena is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Christ Lutheran Church 510 Luther Drive in Georgetown with burial to follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, TX
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 895 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78627-0895
Words of comfort may be expressed online at www.gabrielsfuneral.com