Louella De Luca

Louella Mae De Luca (Jacobsen)

Monday, May 2nd, 1932 - Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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Louella Mae (nee Jacobsen) De Luca was born May 2, 1932 in Cloquet, MN. After graduating from Oklee High School she moved to Milwaukee to find work and begin her life’s adventures.
She met the love of her life, James De Luca, while waitressing. They married on May 24, 1952 and were blessed with six children.

After their children were all enrolled at Zion Lutheran School Lou started working as a hostess at McDonald’s in South Milwaukee. She also worked at the stand of VanBeck’s Farm where all of her family worked over the years.

Louella was very strong in her faith and was involved for many years with the Zion Choir and Ladies Aid. She also volunteered countless hours at the Bargain Center in Milwaukee.

You could always find Lou in her kitchen cooking or baking especially loaves of bread. She would spend hours looking through her cookbooks for a new recipe.
Louella was the loving mother of John (Maribeth), Susan, Marie (Roland) Roe, David, Robert (Deb) and Michael (Jill).

Proud grandmother of William (Jade), Matthew (Danielle), Lauren (Gus) Krejcha, Michael (Molly) Otto, Matthew (Samantha) Wulf, Kelvin Roe, Bryan Roe, Justin, Nina, Douglas. Great-grandmother of Maci, Hailee Paterson, Parker Browne, Miles, Scarlett Krejcha, Eleanor Otto, Zachary Otto, Jaylen, Angelique Brown, Koda Brown and Ellie Brown.

Louella was preceded in death by her loving husband, James, daughter, Susan, her parents, Hans Edward and Hulda Victoria Jacobsen, sister, Shirley Rayeske and brother, Al Jacobsen. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Tonia Peterson, cousins, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church (900 Michigan Ave., South Milwaukee) on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Interment at Forest Hill Memorial Park. A luncheon at South Milwaukee Knights of Columbus will follow the committal.

The De Luca family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Mitchell Manor who have cared for Lou since October and to Seasons Hospice for the care these past few weeks. Both truly were a great support and comfort for Lou and the entire family!

In lieu of flowers memorials to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church Music Program are appreciated (3600 S. Chicago Ave., South Milwaukee).
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Zion Ev. Lutheran Church
    900 Michigan Ave.
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 11:00am
    Zion Ev. Lutheran Church
    900 Michigan Ave.
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 12:00pm
    Forest Hill Memorial Park
    3301 E. Forest Hill Avenue
    Oak Creek, WI 53145
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Margie Munson

Posted at 12:22pm
We fondly remember traveling to Mexico several times with my dad (Ray Van Beck), Jim and Lou. The wedding anniversaries involving the Mexican families of those who worked at Van Beck Farms were extraordinary celebrations, and we were all treated royally. With Jim and Lou, we explored the surrounding cities to include San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Delores Hildago and, of course, Tesequipin (we practiced pronouncing that one--which was home to Alex and Claudia.) Jim and Lou were always ready for our next adventure and were great travel companions. These trips were truly special for all of us. Mike and Margie (nee Van Beck) Munson

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In loving memory. David and Joyce Haeckel and family, Carole and Heather Brunner, and Merrily Beyreuther
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