Loretta M. Robertoy, 83 years, of Fish Creek, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.
She was born December 26, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay the daughter of the late Jacob “Jake” and Helen (Buechner) Merkle. In 1954, she graduated from Gibraltar High School. Loretta was united in marriage on October 6, 1956 with Marvin J. Robertoy at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. For a few years, they lived in Milwaukee before moving to Fish Creek, where they have owned and operated Hyline Orchard for over 60 years, just north of Egg Harbor on Hwy 42.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville. Loretta was an active member of her church, where she taught Sunday school, was a youth group leader, served on the church council for many years and as Sunday School Superintendent.
Loretta enjoyed the daily workings of their family’s business which included growing and harvesting the fruit, canning, and selling various products to lifelong customers, many who would become her family’s friends. She also was known for her talent crocheting and when she was younger, her love of painting.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin; two daughters, Nancy (Dennis) Delsart and Cindy (Dave) Enigl, both of Egg Harbor; seven grandchildren, Tracy (fiancé, Dusty Buhr) and Paul (friend, Crystal) Robertoy, Nathan (Amber), Megan (friend, Michael), and Alyssa (friend, Tyler) Delsart, and James (Kaari) and Justin Enigl; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mae Rhode of Green Bay, Marie VanGundy of Ohio, and Cora (Tom) Huntter of Pennsylvania; and three sisters-in-law, Alice Merkle of Baileys Harbor, Adeline Gray of West Allis, and Rosemary (Leon) Hasenjager of Fish Creek.
Preceding her in death were her parents; infant son, James; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Vicky Robertoy; brother, Frederick “Fritz” Merkle; and brothers-in-law, Tom VanGundy and Donald Gray.
A funeral service to honor Loretta will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Juddville.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In consideration of the current local and statewide COVID-19 health guidelines, those in attendance are required to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing. Temperature checks and hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry into funeral home. A 25% dual chapel occupancy will be permitted.