Oct. 4, 1924 – Jan. 1, 2014
Joan Deluhery of Waukesha died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa at the age of 89. She was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Wisconsin, the daughter of Jeremiah and Bertha (nee Yatzek) Belger.
Joan was a prize-winning quilter and an active member of the Prairieville Quilters. She was an excellent baker and seamstress. She loved life and a good laugh.
Joan was a great friend to many and a trusted confidant to all. Spending time with her family was her passion.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Mary Kathryn “Kitty” (William) Beilfuss of West Bend, Susan (Stephen) Rieber of Glenview, Ill., Maureen “Molly” (Ted) Hron of Merrimac, Patricia (Russell) Hintz of New Berlin, William Deluhery of Milwaukee and James (Nancy Moore) Deluhery of Middleton. She was the grandmother of Mary Elizabeth “Becky” (Chad) Warnecke, Andy (Diana) Beilfuss, Michael (Yvette) Beilfuss, Steve Beilfuss, Kristin Beilfuss, Nicole (Collin) Lang, Sarah (Kevin) Aloisi, Nicholas Rieber, Richard (Alexis) Rieber, Jennifer (Greg) Niehus, Brian (Amanda) Hron, Jacqueline (Dan) Voss, Angela Hintz, Matthew (Monica) Deluhery, Daniel Deluhery, Kevin Deluhery, Bethany Deluhery and “GG” to 19 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Deluhery; sister, Mary Jane Partridge; and a brother, Jeremiah Belger.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral Mass on Monday, Jan. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha.
Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family.
For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.