Luella Ansay


Luella Ansay of Belgium enjoyed needlework, something she enjoyed as a hobby and occupation.

Mrs. Ansay worked as a stitcher for Lake Church Leather and Allen Edmonds for many years.

She also enjoyed crocheting and sewing, skills Mrs. Ansay picked up from her mother.

“She always made sure the girls had a handmade quilt,” her daughter Beth Wieberdink said. “She made baby clothes for the girls. She loved to crochet and would make baby things and donate them.

“She sewed all the grandkids elaborate Halloween costumes. One year, she sewed Christmas aprons and made cookbooks of family recipes for the grandchildren — they’d always call her up and ask, ‘How do you make your chicken? How do you make your frosting?’”

Mrs. Ansay also indulged her creative side by making wedding cakes for people in the community and birthday cakes for her family.

“She was very family oriented,” her daughter said. “She sacrificed time if the girls needed it. Everything revolved around her kids and grandkids.”

Mrs. Ansay died of cancer Friday, April 26, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. She was 81.

She was born in the Town of Holland on Nov. 13, 1937, to Frank and Martha Schmitt Jacoby.

She grew up on the family farm in Dacada and graduated from Random Lake High School in 1955.

On Oct. 6, 1962, she married Arno Ansay at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Dacada.

Mrs. Ansay was a member of Divine Savior Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake Church.

She was a member of the Christian Women and the Luxembourg-American  Society and spent a lot of time volunteering at the Luxembourg-American Cultural Center

Mrs. Ansay is survived by her children Dennis (Agnes) of Sammamish, Wash., Gerald (Stacy) of Cedar Grove, Joyce Ansay of Belgium and Beth (Andrew) Wieberdink of Cedar Grove; grandchildren Megan (Joe) Fleischmann, Ashlee (Aaron) Krizek, Taylor (Adam) Bocek, Kaitlin, Allison, Jocelyn and Davis Wieberdink and Aiden Ansay; and four great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by sisters Dolores Schroeder of Cascade and Ruth Meyer of Random Lake.
In addition to her husband Arno, who died in 2000, Mrs. Ansay was preceded in death by her brothers, John, Arnold, Roland, Marvin and Duane and brothers-in-law Donald Schroeder and Leroy Meyer.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, April 30, at Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross Chapel in Belgium. Father Todd Budde officiated.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery in Lake Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice are suggested.

Funeral arrangements were handled through Eernisse Funeral Home, Belgium.




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