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Kuiper Funeral Home

9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN

OBITUARY

Loretta A. Laucis

January 3, 1922August 25, 2019
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LORETTA A LAUCIS AKA (RECIA) (1-3-1922/8-25-2019) BORN 1/3/22 IN SOUTH CHICAGO LORETTA WAS ONE OF 8 CHILDREN OF FELIX & FRANCIS ZIELASKOWSKI LORETTA HAD 4 BROTHERS , EDWARD , ALFRED, BENEDICT & RAYMOND 3 SISTERS, CLARA, LIGOURIA, &, ESTHER AT AGE 15 LORETTA LEFT SCHOOL AND HELPED CARE FOR HER INVALID MOTHER WHILE SUPPORTING A VERY POPULAR FAMILY BAKERY BUSINESS IN EAST CHICAGO , IN LATER WHILE EMPLOYED AT INLAND STEEL IN EAST CHICAGO LORETTA MET AND FELL IN LOVE WITH HER FUTURE HUSBAND JOHN LAUCIS. THEY MARRIED 04/12/1947 AND INITIALLY THEY RESIDED IN EAST CHICAGO UNTIL MOVING TO 3927 JEWETT ST. HIGHLAND IN 1955 . WHERE THEY RAISED 2 SONS, TERRY AND WAYNE LORETTA WAS A MEMBER OF OUR LADY OF GRACE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN HIGHLAND SINCE 1955. LORETTA WAS A DEDICATED CUB SCOUT DEN MOTHER IN THE LATE 1960s and HELPED HER SISTER AS AN EMPLOYEE OF DAIRY ISLE, AN ICE CREAM SHOPPE IN EAST CHICAGO LORETTA HAS 5 GRANDCHILDREN, AMY & JASON with TERRY & CLAUDIA LAUCIS JOHNNY with TERRY & TERRY LYNN LAUCIS, LINDSEY & NIKKI with WAYNE & LAURA LAUCIS AFTER JOHN’S PASSING IN 1995 LORETTA REMAINED IN HIGHLAND UNTIL SHE MOVED TO A NEW HOUSE AT 10875 E. 500 N. GROVERTOWN, IN 2005 SHE REMAINED THERE UNTIL HER FAMILY FOUND A WONDERFUL FACILITY IN 2013, THE CATHERINE KASPER NURSING HOME IN DONALDSON, INDIANA WHERE SHE ENJOYED MAKING MANY FRIENSHIPS WITH RESIDENTS, NURSES AND NUNS. SHE WAS LOVED BY ALL. SHE FOUND OUT SHE HAD A TALENT FOR WATERCOLOR PAINTING AND PRODUCED WORKS OF ART ALMOST WEEKLY. SHE LOVED DOING WORDSEARCH BOOKS IN HER SPARE TIME AND VISITING ANYBODY IN NEED WITH A KIND WORD, ,JOKE OR A PRAYER. LORETTA WAS A LOVING MOM , GRANDMA , WIFE, SISTER, AUNT, COUSIN TO A VERY LARGE FAMILY. SHE WAS NICKNAMED “RECIA” OR “DOLLY” SHE LOVED TO SING AND DO THE POLKA ESPECIALLY AT NUMEROUS POLISH WEDDINGS. SHE WAS EXTREMELY RELIGIOUS AND DEVOUT CATHOLIC. SHE HAD A SPECIAL PLACE IN HER HEART FOR EVERYONE SHE MET AND WAS LOVED BY ALL. SHE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED BUT A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 30, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 31, 2019

Memories

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Lorraine David

August 30, 2019

Love this lady. I practiced my Polish with her and she really enjoyed that. She told me many stories of her life. I'm blessed to have know her.

Colleen Sheffer

August 28, 2019

She will be missed every week in the beauty salon! She always came with a smile and funny comments! She touched my heart in many ways ! She was like a grandma to me. I have lots of good memories of her that I will never forget!

David Owen

August 28, 2019

Wayne and Laura, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I lost my mom 2 months ago and my mother in law 3.5 months ago. May God bless you and your family at this sorrowful time and bring you peace. Your old bud, David & Pam Owen

Annette Fox

August 28, 2019

The family is in my prayers. She was such a blessing to care for and become friends with. She has a very special place in my heart.

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