Luella "Lu" Maryann Theresa Wise
August 7, 1927 - November 4, 2018


Luella "Lu" Maryann Theresa Wise
Aug 7, 1927 - Nov 4, 2018

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Luella "Lu" Maryann Theresa Wise, age 91, of Winona died Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Lake Winona Manor.
Luella was born August 7, 1927 to Louis and Margaret (Lammers) Scherbring in Minnesota City. She grew up around the Minnesota City and Rollingstone area and attended Rollingstone Schools. Luella married Robert Wise on October 28, 1950. They were members of Cathedral of The Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Luella was a wonderful mother to seven children. Her homemade chicken noodle soup was a staple in her household along with many other wonderful dishes. She worked at Lake Center, Winona State, and even ran a home daycare for a period. They had lived in Plainview and Elgin before settling in Winona. Robert and Luella loved going out together and she always was dressed for the occasion. They especially loved going out dancing together. They even danced in the group "The Boot Scootin Grannies" where they performed locally. A little-known secret of Luella's is her trophy for winning the Yodel Contest at the Winona Mall. Family and friends were her true pride and joy. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchilren as they came along.
Luella is survived by her children, Debra (Lindsey) Posey, Linda (Tony) Kiedrowski, William Wise (Tom Taylor), Barbara (Jeff) Canar, Michael (Anne) Wise, Karen (Donnie) Andre, and daughter-in-law Jill Wise. Grandchildren Kelly (Tim) Allington, Molly (Robert) Posey-Heyer, Michael (Lindsey) Posey, Andy Kiedrowski, Paul (Julie) Kiedrowski, Peter (Samantha) Kiedrowski, Jared Wise, Jenna Wise, Jonathan Wise, Paul Wise, David Canar, Brian Canar, Andrea (Andrew) Meyer, Joseph Wise, Kathryn Wise, Jacob Andre and Sarah Andre. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Ben, Ryan, Damien, Connor, Jack, Claire, Lexi, Cole, Kane, Reed, Jane, Owen, Norah, Thomas, Jase, Henry; sister, Betty (Richard) Burnett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents; son, Thomas; and 10 siblings; daughter-in-law, Bridget Wise.

A private family service will be held. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Winona. Please leave a memory of Luella at

Lorraine on Nov 11, 2018

So sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Luella. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Wise family.

The family of Irvin and Verna Scherbring

Deb Taylor on Nov 10, 2018

Deb and Family, so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom when we were in grade school. Always busy in the kitchen and always warning us to be good.

Luella "Lu" Wise on Nov 8, 2018

Mary Jane Mullen on Nov 6, 2018

My memory of Luella is her generosity of giving to others. She was a great neighbor on Lafayette Street many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with Luella's family. The Mary Jane Mullen Family

Julie Plaisance Denzer on Nov 6, 2018

I have fond and vivid memories of Lu. I remember her walking to the YWCA every day during recess at Cathedral. And she was my first and only day care provider! She was a sweet, soft spoken woman with a great laugh. My sympathies to Karen and the rest of the Wise family. RIP Lu. ❤️

Margaret F Gaustad on Nov 5, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. The Gaustads
Sam and Margaret
Pete, Jenn, Amy

Barb and Fergie on Nov 5, 2018

Mike, Anne and the Wise family...So very sorry to her of your mother's passing! Cherish those precious moments and hold them close to your heart! Prayers for your family!



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