Loren J. “Lornie” Gotto, 71, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September, 18, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars, Iowa. Father Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors conducted by Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church and will continue until Mass.
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Loren Joseph “Lornie” Gotto was born on February 10, 1948 in Le Mars, Iowa, the son of Irvin and Marian (Holzman) Gotto. He graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in Le Mars. He began work in the construction field before being inducted into the United States Army on March 26, 1968. Loren served in Vietnam as an infantryman until earning an Honorable Discharge on March 3, 1970.
After the war, Loren returned to Le Mars. He married the love of his life, Judy Reidemann of Remsen, Iowa. To their union three sons were born; Jeff, Chad and Todd. They were later divorced.
Loren worked in construction, mostly concrete work in Austin, Texas and later in Richmond, Virginia. While living in Richmond, he suffered a massive heart attack in December of 1999. He then moved to Omaha, Nebraska to be closer to his family. Loren has resided in various assisted living facilities in Omaha for the last 20 years.
Loren enjoyed all sports, especially Notre Dame and the Dallas Cowboys, country and Christian music and Dr. Pepper. He was even the lead singer in a local band in his early years. He loved his family and his Lord and Savior. Loren will be remembered for his smile and his big and generous heart along with his familiar greeting “God bless you”.
He will be lovingly remembered by his sons Jeff Gotto of Remsen, IA, Chad Gotto and his wife Sara of Remsen, IA and Todd Gotto of Indianola, IA; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Diane Gotto and her friend, Dale Kreft of Sac City, IA; a brother, Doug Gotto and his wife, Jeri of Des Moines, IA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Jo Wieser; a brother, Ron Gotto; and a brother-in-law, Charlie Wieser.
Memorials may be directed to All Saints Catholic Parish.