Luella W. Dunlap


May 18, 1921 - Feb. 4, 2013



Luella W. Dunlap of Waukesha passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the age of 91. She was born May 18, 1921, in Fonda, Iowa, the daughter of Rudolph and Kathryn Weidauer.


Luella was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha and served as secretary and elder. She was very active in her community, volunteering with Meals on Wheels, donating blood, ringing the bell for Salvation Army, and participating in Practical Club. Luella enjoyed traveling and going on vacation in Eagle River. She enjoyed playing bridge, bowling, swimming and golfing with the ladies on Tuesday mornings. Luella’s greatest joy, however, was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.


Luella will be deeply missed by her children, Stephen (Kathy) Dunlap, Kathleen (Mike) Staebell, Kirk (Pat) Dunlap, Jim (Marcy) Dunlap, Luanne Dunlap and Laurel Hopkins; grandchildren, Matt (Jess) and Anne Dunlap, Brook (Chad) Baker, Travis, Brett, and Chelsea Staebell, Bridgid, Joe, and Jeff Dunlap, Meggie, Claire, Sarah, Sam, and Ben Dunlap, Jessie, Jake, Kellie and Wade Craney, and Tony (fiancee Allison), Ella, Luke and Sean Hopkins; great-grandchildren, Olivia and John Dunlap and Braeden and Rylee Baker; brother-in-law, Larry (Joan) Dunlap; as well as many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; son-in-law, Dale Hopkins; one brother; and two sisters.


The first visitation for Luella will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Feb. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Revs. Nicole Farley and Bill Humphreys will officiate. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Waukesha.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to The Caring Place Meals on Wheels Service, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; or Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family.  For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.