SYRACUSE - Loretta “Retz” Holland, age 78, of Syracuse, Kansas, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Bent County Memorial Nursing Home in Las Animas, Colorado. She was born September 28, 1941, in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Wesley L. and D. Maxine (Shaffer) Holland.

Loretta is survived by her daughter, LeAnna Bratrud of Phoenix, Arizona; brothers, Wesley Holland of Leymone, Nebraska, and Larry Holland of Denver, Colorado; sister, Mirriam DeFluiter of Kuna, Idaho; and two grandchildren.

Loretta is preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Zeta June Holland and Linette Long.

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM MDT Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse, Kansas, with Pastor Dave Keeton officiating. Memorials may be given to Loretta Holland Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855. Condolences may be posted at