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Loretta Svihovec

July 13, 1936 — April 26, 2024

Bismarck

Mass of Christian Burial for Loretta Svihovec, 87, of Bismarck, formerly of Dickinson will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2024 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Monsignor Gene Lindemann celebrating. Burial will take place in St. Wenceslaus cemetery.

Visitation for Loretta will be 3:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2024 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil service being held at 4:00 p.m.

Loretta passed away Friday, April 26, 2024 at St. Gabriel’s, Bismarck.

Loretta was born in New England on July 13, 1936, the daughter of Casper and Mary (Wandler) Wanner. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in New England. She had moved to Dickinson and worked at the movie theater where she met her future husband, Gary L. Svihovec.  Loretta and Gary were married on September 14, 1959 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New England. Their marriage was blessed with five children. Together they moved to Bismarck, Fargo and Aberdeen before settling in their forever home of Dickinson in 1976. Loretta worked as an office administrator for Armstrong Corporation and later at Pizza Hut for over 25 years. 

She enjoyed camping and fishing in her early years. Later, bowling and playing cards became her favorite pastime. Loretta proudly followed her grandchildren and their activities, cherishing the time she was able to spend with them. She was a fond follower of the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks and Kansas Jayhawks. She served as a member of Queen of Peace Parish. Loretta will be remembered for her positive personality and infectious laughter. She often shared her secret to life was “chocolate and Bud Light”!

Loretta is survived by her sons, Todd (Stacy) of Kingwood, TX, Troy (Jamie) of Bowman, Tyler (Michele) of Mandan; daughters, Tricia Arndt of Morris, MN, Tiffany Dietz of Dickinson; 14 grandchildren, Tevin, Tristen, Tannah, Devon, Andrew, Jacob, Jillian, Shelby, Bostin, Riley, Camden, Levi, Ethan, Seth; 7 great-grandchildren, Tara, Harper, Brecken, Daxten, Emerix, Aliyah, Braxton; and brother, Roger Wanner of Nashville, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary (1994); sister, Viola Melmer; brother, Lester Wanner; parents, Casper and Mary Wanner; and in-laws, Henry and Joyce Svihovec.


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Visitation

Sunday, May 5, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Rosary & Vigil

Sunday, May 5, 2024

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Funeral Mass

Monday, May 6, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Queen of Peace Catholic Church

725 12th Street West, dickinson, ND 58601

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