Rosetta ‘Rose’ M. Lukasiewicz

Dec. 22, 1920 – Dec. 18, 2010

Rosetta "Rose" M. Lukasiewicz (nee Tiradani) entered into eternal life at home on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the age of 89.

Rosetta was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband, Simon. She is survived by two sons, Ray (Ilonka) Lukas and Robert (Gloria) Lukasiewicz; her daughter, Kathleen (Patrick) Walsh; 11 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren; her sister, Inez; and many relatives and friends. Rosetta was loved by all and lived a full and wonderful life. She will be missed by everyone she touched.

Born December 22, 1920, in Bagnone, Italy, Rose came to America on May 25, 1924, with Teresa Tiradani (her mother) and Inez (sister) to join Ermenegildo Tiradani (her father) in Hurley. Rose lived in Hurley, graduating from Hurley High School at the age of 17. A few years later, she moved to Shorewood to attend beauty school.

In 1943, she married Simon Lukasiewicz at St. Rose Catholic Church. Simon and Rosetta built a home on the northwest side of Milwaukee, where she lived for 41 years. Through the early years, Rose was a cook at Mother of Good Counsel School and den mother for her boys. Rose later became a member of Christ King parish and worked as a store manager for Grebe’s Bakery. After her husband’s death in 1981, Rose remained in her own home for nine years until moving to New Berlin. Rose became a member of Holy Apostles Church where she continued to live her Catholic faith as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Christian Women and volunteer at the Friday fish fry. Her passions were cooking, playing cards and going on casino jaunts with family and friends.

A celebration of Rose’s life will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, Dec. 21, ending with a prayer service at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 15250 W. National Ave, New Berlin. A visitation at Holy Apostles Church, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin, will take place from 11 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Dec. 22, followed by a memorial Mass. Burial is private.

Church and Chapel Ritter Larsen Bros., 827-0659, is serving the family. For online obituaries, directions or condolences, visit