Loretta P. Maroushek, 88, of Harmony, died Thursday, Jan 17, 2013, at the Harmony Community Healthcare Center in Harmony.

Loretta Pauline Maroushek was born Oct. 24, 1924, on a farm south of Ridgeway, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph J and Emma (Samec) Soukup. She married Joseph John Maroushek in 1942 and had seven children. They later divorced.

Survivors include three children, Stanley "Slim" (Anna Jane) Maroushek of Harmony; Robert (Phyllis) Maroushek of Decorah, Iowa; and Donna (Don) Clausen of Joliett, Ill.; a brother, Leonard Soukup of Ridgeway, Iowa; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Rick Ariens and Clarence Maroushek; two infant daughters, Shirley and Betty Maroushek; an infant granddaughter, Joan Maroushek; and a sister, Irene Hron.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony with the Rev. Shawn Haremza officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Spillville, Iowa.