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Luella DeShaw


Luella M. DeShaw, 95, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at her home following a sudden illness. Mass of Christian Burial will held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Hopkinton with interment in Buck Creek Cemetery. Father Paul Baldwin will officiate at the services. Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Goettsch Funeral Home has taken Luella and her family into their care.
Surviving are two children, LaVonne (Bill) Sternhagen, Hopkinton, and Lloyd (Diane Koon) DeShaw, Lexington, S.C., seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, LeRoy (Teresa) Wieser and Leo Wieser; and a sister-in-law, Lori Wieser.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyle; two sisters, Elmeda and Virginia; and two brothers, Donald and Clarence.
Luella Marie Wieser was born July 6, 1923, near Jesup, Iowa. She was the daughter of Joseph and Clara Kofmehl Wieser. Luella graduated from Jesup High School in 1939. Luella Wieser and Lyle H. DeShaw were married Oct. 20, 1941, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sand Springs. During the war years, she helped Lyle drive for Reed Hybrid Seed Corn in Anamosa. She later worked for Jacques Home Decorating in Monticello, Montgomery Ward in Cedar Rapids, the Monticello Express, Mississippi Valley Milk Producers and Swiss Valley Farms in Hopkinton. She also cleaned houses and wallpapered in the area for many years. In retirement, Luella and Lyle did whitewashing on area dairy farms. She had been a member of St. John Catholic Church, Delhi, and was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Hopkinton.
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