Loretta Mae Mussigman was born September 5, 1911 in Hanson County to James and Catherine (Blotz) Harris. She grew up and graduated from Plano Consolidated School. In 1930 she graduated from Notre Dame Academy where she received a teaching certificate. She taught a couple of years at White Owl before moving to Mitchell in 1948.
She married Oliver Sorensen on July 9, 1932 in Marcus, SD. Oliver died on January 14, 1948. She married Arnold Mussigman on March 16, 1958 in Mitchell. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church.
She is survived by two sons: Jerry Sorensen of Mitchell and Walter Sorensen of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Sorensen of Mitchell; twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, Oliver Sorensen and Arnold Mussigman, one son, Thomas and two daughters, Dona Stainbrook and Diane Sorensen in infancy, her parents, four brothers: Charles, John, Frederick, Elmer and five sisters: Ethel, Anna, Sister Dolores, Loretta, Irene and Mary.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.