Winifred J. Luther

June 6, 1917 – July 28, 2010

Winifred J. Luther, 93, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010. She was born in Waukesha on June 6, 1917, the daughter of Frederick and Minnie Holtz.

She grew up in Waukesha and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1935. She attended the School of Cosmetology in Milwaukee. She married Ray (Jack) Luther 72 years ago on Feb. 15, 1938. They continued to live in Waukesha until moving to Stoughton in 1965. Upon their retirement, Winnie and Jack spent their summers at their cottage in Wild Rose until moving to the Stoughton Vennevoll Retirement Community in 1986. For 26 years, they spent their winters in Florida.

Winifred is survived by her husband, Jack, and their children, Tom (Sandy) Luther, Dick (Kay) Luther and Mary (Gary) Meloy. In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her grandchildren, Craig (Sue) Luther, Leah (Doug) Maurer, Robyn Marcoux, Rod (Cassey) Luther, Patric (Tia) Meloy, Colleen (Kevin) Meloy and Mike (Mandy) Meloy and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harold Holtz; and sisters, Mildred Wandschneider and Bernice Schliecker.

She loved life and displayed that in her many ways of sharing what she and Jack had. Her straightforward style and positive attitude made being around her such a joy. For those of you who knew Winnie and how kind she was, think of it as a tribute to her the next time you do your act of kindness.

The family extends a special THANK YOU to the dedicated Riverwalk Unit staff at Skaalen Home and Hospice.

At Winifred’s request there will be a private family memorial service at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.