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Loretta Janelle Hamblin was born on August 12, 1948 in Michigan City, Indiana. She was adopted by Pete and Emma (Weber) Pedersen of Dunlap, Iowa. She grew up in Dunlap and graduated with the class of 1966. Loretta went on to beauty school in Sioux City and then spent time traveling abroad to London, England and Paris, France. On September 7, 1968, Loretta was married to Roger Miller and to this union three children were born, Jennifer, Janelle and Jason. They were married for 22 years. Loretta married Gary Hamblin in 1997.
Loretta enjoyed puzzles, sewing and crafts. She also loved working outside in her yard mowing, gardening and taking care of her flowers. Most of all she loved the many years she spent helping take care of her grandchildren.
Loretta died on December 29, 2020, at CHI Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, due to Covid 19 complications, at the age of 72 years, four months and 17 days.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jennifer Crozier in 2010; husband, Gary Hamblin in 2002; two sisters, Norma Brockman and Noreen (Bill) Rannells; as well as seven other siblings, Merlin, Walt, Robin, Steve, Junior, Carl and Sharon. She is survived by daughter, Janelle Spencer and her fiancé Eddie Shirley of Omaha, Nebraska; son, Jason Miller of Crescent, Iowa; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Norma (Jim) Warnock of Mitchellville, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.
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