Loretta Jean Broll
  • 77 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 18, 1936
  • Place of birth:
    Curlew, Iowa, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 9, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend. We will miss her forever.

Loretta Jean Broll of Baltimore, MD died Thursday, January 9th.  She was cremated and a celebration of her life was held February 8th at Bel Air United Methodist Church. We want to thank the many of you who came out to celebrate her life and for the wonderful words and memories you shared.

Loretta was born October 18th, 1936 on the family farm by Curlew, Iowa to Edward and Effie (Meink) Ring.  She was one of four children; Donna (Everett) Hanse of Illinois, Marlene (Edgar) Hemmelman of South Dakota, and Dale (Marian) Ring of Wyoming.

She attended one room rural elementary schools and Lane Consolidated High School.  She was married in 1956 and has three children; Lon (Anna) Hamann of Maryland, Jonna (Jay) Hamann of New York, and Ray (Lynn) Hamann of Maryland.

She held accounting/secretarial positions at ASC; REA; S.D. State College; insurance brokerage firms, and taught Adult Education evening typing classes.

She is survived by her husband Walter Broll Jr. whom she married in 1981, three children and their spouses, seven grandchildren; Jajean (Ana), Jamie, Tanner, Alana, Tyler, Georgia, Walter Marshall; sister Donna, brother Dale, sister-in-law Marian, brother-in-law Edgar (Nancy).

She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, sister Marlene, brother-in-law Everett, and stepson Walter III.

Memorials may be directed to:

Paralyzed Veterans of America  (
7 Mill Brook Road
Wilton, NH 03086

Operation Smile (
3641 Faculty Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Anna Hamann on 9th January 2017

"On behalf of my sister Rosa Maria Rodriguez

Llegue a casa.
Yo sé que en un abrir y cerrar de ojos estaré contigo a tu llamado. Seré vestida de lo provisto. Me mecerás en tu viento. Paz y seguridad serán mi amparo. Cuando mires veras el sello que imprimiste en mi frente. Veré la luz de tu verdad en mi vestido. Seré fuego y llama consumida en tu hoguera. Seré agua derramada en tu fuente. Seré sangre salpicada en tu viento. Seré brillo luminiscente en tu océano. En la copa de tu árbol estaré presente. Estaré presente en nuestra cita. Y nos abrasaremos Señor Jesús por siempre. Amen."

This tribute was added by Ray Hamann on 18th October 2016

"Happy 80th birthday mom! We miss you."

This tribute was added by Cindy Boyer on 14th January 2015

"Your dear Loretta sounds really wonderful, and I'm very sorry for your loss. Although I don't know you, will you please accept my heartfelt sympathy in your loss. This past Sept, my very precious and dearly beloved Mom died, and what helps me; is knowing that she's not suffering, and the hope of the resurrection, to see her again and to hold my dear Mom close. These verses continue to bring me comfort and I hope they may bring you some too. (Acts 24:15; Eccl. 9:11b; James 1:13; Rev. 21:4, 5; Psalm 37:10, 11, 29) Take care, Sincerely, Cindy"

This tribute was added by Rosa Rossy on 24th February 2014

"l only met her twice, but something that impressed me greatly was her kindness, her smile and the way she treated us since the very beginning as part of her family. I'll always remember her!"

This tribute was added by Howard Hanse on 21st January 2014

"Aunt Loretta will be greatly missed.  She was always kind and had a wonderful sense of humor.  We always looked forward to her and Uncle Walt coming through in their camper.  Our thoughts go out to her entire family.
Howard & Tammy"

This tribute was added by Bill Philips on 19th January 2014

"Ray and Lynn,
I am so sorry to hear of Loretta 's passing.  I pray your grief will soften as time goes on.  
I believe I was at 2 family reunions Loretta attended. I remember how her cheerful, loving presence immediately made everyone at ease.  She quickly moved from an acquaintance to the status of loved family member.
I was always impressed with her ease around children,  especially her grandchildren.  I also was impressed with how much you all loved her.
I know she will be missed. But I also know she was blessed by God.  She will remain in your hearts and you will be comforted by the wealth of memories of this fine woman.
Love you,

This tribute was added by lois marshburn on 18th January 2014

"Dear Ray, Lynn, Tyler & Georgia,

What a wonderful memorial to your mother, who was an amazing lady.  We cherish the times we had together and the memories we made...especially the trips to Maggie Valley and also at your house 2 years ago.  Our prayers are with all of you.  Love, Larry & Lois"

This tribute was added by Keith Hemmelman on 15th January 2014

"Dear Uncle Walt, Ray, Lynn, Georgia, and Tyler.
We were all saddened to hear of your loss.  Aunt Loretta was a very special person that we will all miss dearly.  We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and to remember all the joy and great memories Loretta brought to us all.
Keith, Barb, Caitlyn, and Sarah"

This tribute was added by Torrance Ring on 15th January 2014

"Walt, Lon, Jonna, & Ray,
I was saddened to hear of your loss.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Torrance Ring"

This tribute was added by Meg Garvin on 15th January 2014

"Dear Ray, Lynn, Georgia, & Tyler,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate Loretta's life.
The Garvin Family"

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