Rev. Louis P.
Rev. Louis P. Luljak entered eternal life at the age of 78 on Aug. 13,
2013, in Deltona, Fla.
Father Luljak was born and raised in South Milwaukee. The son of Paul
and Pauline Luljak, he was ordained to the priesthood on May, 27, 1961,
and served at parishes in Kenosha, Cedarburg, Milwaukee, Racine and East
Troy. In 1967, Father Luljak became Chaplain Luljak and began a 25-year
military ministry with the U.S. Army. While on active duty he was
stationed in Vietnam, Korea, West Germany and several stateside military
bases. He retired from the Army Reserves in 1992 with the rank of
Colonel. His motto was “For God and Country.”
“Father Lou” lived his faith, with a deep commitment to serve others.
His greatest joy was celebrating Mass with his family and the countless
friends he made in his travels throughout the world. He was proud of his
Slovak heritage, traveling frequently to the birthplace of his immigrant
parents and celebrating Mass in Slovak for members of the Slovak
Historical Society of Wisconsin. In recent years, Father Lou assisted
parishes in the Deltona, Fla., area and at Holy Angels parish in West
In addition to his parents, Father Luljak was preceded in death by his
brothers – and great friends – Anthony (Tony) and Laddie. He is survived
by his sister, Mary Moscisker of South Milwaukee. He is also survived by
nieces, Carol (Don) Tessmer, Wisconsin Rapids, and Jane Mullins,
Hartford; and nephews, Richard (Doris), Tom (Wendy), Jim (Kathi), Dave
(Barbara) of Baltimore, Paul (Cathy) Moscisker; and many great-nieces,
nephews and other relatives and his very special friends, Fran and Peter
Clancy of Jackson, and Michelle Foeger of Grafton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
21, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 800 Marquette Ave., South
Milwaukee. Family will greet friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 11
a.m. Committal services will take place at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Father Luljak’s name may be made to
Missionary Sisters of Charity Inc., New York; Catholic Extension
Society, Chicago; Xaverian Missionary Fathers, Franklin; and Divine Word
Missionaries, Techny, Ill.
Schramka-Densow Funeral Home in Thiensville is assisting the family.