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Wilfred Edward Loeser, 82

| November 8, 2010 11:00 AM

Wilfred Edward Loeser was born March 10, 1928, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Emily (Johnson) and Wilfred N. Loeser and passed away Oct. 29, 2010, in Hayden.

Wilfred enlisted in the Naval Reserves as a SEABEE at the age of 17 and deployed to the Philippines. While in the service he met his bride for life, Patricia Ann Drennan in Buffalo and married in 1951. Wilfred and Patricia were married 46 years and she preceded his passing in 1997 in Colleyville, Texas.

Employed by American Airlines, Wilfred was relocated to Chicago and then Dallas/Ft. Worth where he retired after 35 years as a Flight Dispatcher in Operations. He was a member of American Airlines' Three Diamond Society. In June 2008, Wilfred moved to the Coeur d'Alene area with his best buddy "Aggie," a Mini-Schnauzer, to be with family and enjoy the beautiful lakes and mountains.

Wilfred held a pilots license and was an aficionado of airplanes, steam engines, automobiles, boats, firearms and model trains. He had a never-ending desire to continue learning and became knowledgeable in astronomy, geology, meteorology and electronics. Road trips and "RV-ing" were a passion of Wilfred's as to him there was no better travel in the world than the United States because of its unsurpassed and diverse beauty.

Wilfred is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Deborah and Peter Sutherland, Harrison; Leslie and Ron Smiddy, Flower Mound, Texas; and Cheryl and Leigh Davis, Grapevine, Texas. He has three grandchildren, Reed Sutherland, and Jillian and Nicholas Davis.

He was preceded in passing by his brother, John A. Loeser and is survived by his brother, Frederick H. Loeser; sisters-in-law, Carol Loeser and Lynn Loeser; brother-in-law Jack Drennan and nine nieces and nephews.

Dad, your spirit will always be with us.

No services are being held. Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel, has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.

Donations may be made to Hospice of North Idaho, Hayden, in Wilfred's name for their new building fund to accommodate Hospice patients.

Please visit Wilfred's memorial and sign his online guest book at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.

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