LuAnn was born in Iron Ridge on February 22, 1940, the daughter of Reinhold and Elsie (Schmidt) Giese. She graduated from Mayville High School in 1958. On June 11, 1960, she married Duane Lauersdorf at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge. LuAnn was a homemaker most of her life, but did work as a receptionist for Dr. Witthrow in Hustisford for a number of years.
She enjoyed birdwatching, gardening, and going up north with her husband, Duane. Most of all, she loved raising her family and spending time with her grandchildren. LuAnn was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.
LuAnn is survived by her husband of 54 years, Duane Lauersdorf of Watertown; children, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Lauersdorf of McFarland, Anthony (Eliza) Lauersdorf of Oak Harbor, WA, Timothy (Rebecca) Lauersdorf of Fond du Lac, Daniel (Deanna) Lauersdorf of Watertown, Christine (Andrew) MacDonald of Watertown; 18 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson; brother, Gerald (Wilma) Giese of Iron Ridge; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
LuAnn was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Dorothy (Hurley) Bechert.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Rodney Warnecke officiating. Burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.
Relatives and friends may gather at the church on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to the church or Marquardt Hospice are appreciated.
The family would like to thank Pastor Warnecke, Dr. Michael Eastman and nurse Karen, Dr. Jim Meade and his staff, home-health nurse Paula, and hospice nurse Becky for the compassionate care you provided for LuAnn and the family.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.