Obituary- Wilbert Fritz Loesch |

Obituary- Wilbert Fritz Loesch

Staff reports

Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 22 for Wilbert Fritz Loesch, who died Sept. 16, 2001, at Carson Tahoe Hospital, Carson City, Nev. He was 82.

Mr. Loesch was born Aug. 20, 1919, at Chicago, Ill., to Fred and Grace (Wodrich) Loesch. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during World War II. He was a personal baker for Gen. “Hap Arnold” at Western Flying Training Command, Santa Anna, Calif., and flew under the Golden Gate Bridge with an “unnamed” colonel. While working during the 1950s in Menlo Park, Calif., he baked for Shirley Temple Black.

Mr. Loesch and his wife owned and operated Loesch’s Bakery at South Lake Tahoe for 11 years before moving to Gardnerville, Nev., in 1977. His regular customers included Emmett Kelly, Liberace, Air Force Thunderbirds, Vicki Carr and Sammy Davis Jr. He also did the baking for Sharkey’s Serbian Christmas celebrations.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Loesch of Gardnerville; daughters, Cheryl Loesch of Seattle, Wash., and Mary Riley of Gardnerville; and sons, Steven Loesch of Sparks, Nev., and Wilbert Allen of Friendship, Wis.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley in Gardnerville.

Donations in Mr. Loesch’s memory may be made to Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley, 1516 Highway 395, Gardnerville, NV or American Cancer Society, 712 Mill St., Reno, NV 89502.

Arrangements are by Carson Valley Funeral Home, Gardnerville.

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