Immel_LorettaLoretta Dorothy Jebe was born in Benton County, IA on March 20, 1935, to Wesley F. Jebe, Sr. and Mabel Jurgens Jebe. She graduated Valedictorian from La Porte City High School in La Porte City, IA in 1952 and received a B.S. in Home Economics Education from Iowa State University in 1956. Loretta taught Home Economics at Lake Mills, Forest City, Rockwell and Oxford, IA High Schools.

She and William J. (Bill) Immel were united in marriage in 1960 at Waterloo, and spent the next two years in Iowa City, where she taught at Oxford High School while Bill attended the University of Iowa. Following his graduation, the C.I.A reruited him and they lived in Northern Virginia for the next 29 years where they raised their children. They retired in 1990 and returned to Iowa where they built their retirement home near Lake Red Rock. Loretta passed away there on Saturday morning, November 30, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, Bill, and their children: Lorna, Lisa and William J.(Jay) Immel; and uncle and aunts: Jim and Virginia Abernathy of Evansdale, Dorothy Morrison and Caroline Rock of La Porte City, and Isabel Schuck of Elberon.

A visitation was held December 3 at Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville, with the funeral service held December 5, 2013, the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City. Memorial contributions may be made to Quality Home Care of Knoxville or Hospice of Central Iowa.