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By The Mercury

Luella Iverna Wrosch, 94, of Onaga, died Sunday at the Lexington Park Nursing Home in Topeka.  She was a life-long resident of the area.

Luella was born May 6, 1919, in Onaga.  She attended local schools and graduated in 1937 from Onaga High School.  She received her Normal Training and taught in country schools until her marriage.

She married George D. Wrosch on May 22, 1938, in Duluth.  He preceded her in death on April 28, 1972.

Luella was a farm wife and operated with her husband the family farm near Wheaton until his death.  She then continued to manage the farm until 2009. She then retired and moved to Redbud Plaza in Onaga.  Luella also worked for the Onaga Sewing Factory and nearly 20 years for the Onaga Community Hospital as a nurse’s aide.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Duluth and LWML.  She also enjoyed gardening.

Luella is survived by her five children; Roma Young, Ronda Winkler, Gary Wrosch, Suzanne Snoke, and Sandra Wrosch; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  She was also preceded in death by her sister and an infant brother.

The family appreciates the care and compassion that was shown to Luella by the staffs of Redbud Plaza, Onaga Community Hospital, Lexington Park Nursing Home and St. Jude Hospice.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Duluth. The Rev. Terry DeGiovanni will be officiating. Burial will follow in Onaga Cemetery. Mrs. Wrosch will lie in state on Thursday at Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton, starting at 3 p.m, and the family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. They suggest memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and those may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

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