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Loretta Florence (Gajeski) Casale

October 27, 1930 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 89)


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Loretta Casale, age 89 of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 16, 2020. 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Joe; daughter, Sandra Miller; sons-in-law, David Miller and Mark McNeill.  Loretta is survived by her children, Joe, Sharon, Sheila McNeill, Dean and Karen; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. 

Visitation 4-7 PM, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave St. Paul Park, MN 55071. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 920 Holley Ave, St. Paul Park with visitation one hour prior. A private burial will be held at Fort Snelling.  Memorials are preferred.  Masks will be REQUIRED at both events.

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings while abiding to a 50% capacity at the facility. The use of face masks by attendees is required at indoor events, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep your families safe. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Loretta Florence (Gajeski) Casale, please visit our floral store.


October 20, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kok Funeral Home St. Paul Park
1201 Portland Ave.
St. Paul Park, MN 55071

Mass of Christian Burial
October 21, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (Holley Ave, St. Paul Park)


Fort Snelling National Cemetery

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