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Luciana M. Housenga - 42

11/26/1975 - 2/10/2018

Low Moor, Iowa

Luciana M. Housenga, age 42 of Low Moor, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. In following Luciana’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held Thursday, February 15th from 5-7 PM at the Church of the Open Door for all who wish to attend. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 16th at the Church of the Open Door in Clinton. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Luciana was born in Clinton on November 26, 1975, the daughter of Steve and Lucia (Lawlor) Andresen. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1994 where she was a member of the National Honor Society, captain of the debate team, and state runner up. Luciana attended the University of Iowa on a full academic scholarship where she received a double major in Anthropology/Sociology, and was accepted in the Iowa School of Music where she minored in music. While attending Iowa she made the Dean’s List all four years. She was an accomplished piano player and composer of music having won city, state, and national awards and had played in a Christian rock band. Luciana married Scott Housenga on September 16, 2006 in Waukesha, WI. She was a member of the Church of the Open Door. Luciana was a spiritual woman whose family was the most important part of her life. She also enjoyed playing the piano, guitar, and going camping with the family. She was a Homemaker with her children’s education being first and foremost. Luciana is survived by her husband Scott; four children, Yasmeen and Quinn Housenga of Madison, Wi, and Sabine and Ezra Housenga of Low Moor; her mother, Lucia (Ralph) Andresen of Clinton; her father, Steve McDonnell of Clinton; two brothers, Christopher (Karleen) McDonnell of Iowa City and Luke (Angela) McDonnell of Low Moor; a sister, Jessica McDonnell of Davenport; her grandmother, Gloria McDonnell of Clinton; father and mother-in-law, Randy and Phyllis Housenga of Clinton and two brothers-in-law, Doug (Erica) Housenga of Camanche and Brian (Barb) Housenga of Clinton. She is preceded in death by her son Micah Housenga. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Gathering of Friends

Gathering of family and friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Church of the Open Door.

Memorial Service:

11:00 A.M. Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Church of the Open Door

11 Comments

  • Gail Kruse

    on 02/12/18

    To all of Luciana’s family, my sincerest condolences, was so saddened to hear of this. My son Ryan was a good friend of hers in school, again prayers and my deepest sympathy.
  • Tracia Andersen

    on 02/12/18

    My heart aches for your family. When I heard what had happened my heart went numb. I pray peace and comfort for all of you. Luciana was a wonderful friend and I will always treasure the times we spent together and talked on the phone. She was such a great mother, wife, and her piano playing was flawless. Life got busy and we didn't talk much the past couple of years, but I still hold your family close to my heart and always will! I would think of you all periodically and say a prayer for each of you, wondering how you are all doing. Then think about dropping by to say hello (I lost my phone so I didn't have her phone number any more). Now I wish I would have acted on those thoughts. Scott, I pray that you feel God's arms wrapped around you. I pray that you know God's love surrounds you and those beautiful children. Andy and I are here for you any time and every day! We share a bond through our boys that can never be broken. Love, hugs, and many tears are being shed for you and your family. God Bless You!
  • Mike and Kathi Moss

    on 02/12/18

    Scott, You and your family are in our thoughts. We are saddend to hear of this tremendous loss you have experienced. May the love and joy that Luciana filled your life with comfort you at this time. With sympathy, Mike and Kathi Moss
  • Michelle Mitchell (Clarkson)

    on 02/12/18

    I met Luciana in 5th Grade @ Henry Sabin when my parents divorced and we moved to Clinton from Miles! She took me under her wing and was so nice to me that i will forever be greatful!
  • Maggie Murray

    on 02/13/18

    Lucia ,Scott, Family. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Words cant express how deeply saddened this is. I know that Jesus is with all of you. I pray that you feel his comfort. Peace and God Bless ❤
  • Deb (Bentley)Shoup

    on 02/13/18

    So very sorry for your loss , my heart goes out to all the family.
  • Marsha and Gary Hopkins

    on 02/13/18

    We are so shocked that you lost this lovely lady. Please find support in each other during this very difficult time. Also, know that all of our family are sending love and prayers to yours.
  • Kim Bennett

    on 02/13/18

    Lucia, and to all of Luciana’s Family and friends....I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Bob and Ginny Doescher

    on 02/13/18

    Scott and family - Phyllis,Randy and family -so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Denell Duerling Norem

    on 02/15/18

    Scott, I don’t think we have spoken since high school, but when I heard of the loss of your beautiful wife, I just felt so deeply saddened for you and your family. Luciana seemed like such a great person and an amazing mother! Just know that you are truly in my thoughts and prayers!
  • Dave Layton

    on 02/16/18

    To Luciana's family, Please accept our deepest sympathy for your unimaginable loss and our prayers for your comfort. Dave Layton and Sally Myers.

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