FITCHBURG, Wis. – Barbara Klocke Luther, 63, of Fitchburg, Wis., passed away with dignity Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, after fighting cancer for more than 4 years.
Barb was born April 30, 1950, in Sterling, to Martha and Lloyd “Sonny” Klocke. She graduated from Newman High School in Sterling and from Edgewood College in Madison, Wis. On May 31, 1975, Barb married Tom Luther. She raised her three sons, and was employed as a teacher at St. Peter in Ashton, Wis., and Elm Lawn in Middleton, Wis.; then, Discovery Toys, Abbey Home Healthcare, St. Mary Hospital, and Promega, all in Madison.
She most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, shopping, and making her home a place where everyone felt welcome. She was known at home and at work for her famous chocolate chip cookies. Barb and Tom are members of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Madison.
Barb is survived by her husband, Tom; and their three sons, Kevin (Tara) Luther of Burnsville, Minn., and their two sons, Nolan and Emmett; Greg (Jen) Luther of Tucson, Ariz., and Joe Luther of Madison. She also is survived by one sister, Martie (Thos) Kojis of Green Bay, Wis. She was very much loved and will be missed by the members of her and Tom’s families; and by many friends, especially the entire Sue and Steve Harrington family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martha and Lloyd “Sonny” Klocke; and by two sisters, Maricarole Jenner and Kathy Drynan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Cress Center, 6021 University Ave., Madison, Wis., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2115 Rowley Ave., Madison, Wis. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to lung cancer research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Visit www.UWhealth.org/cancerdonation to donate online.
The Luther Family would like to thank all of the medical staff who provided her excellent treatments, and all of the wonderful staff of the Agrace HospiceCare team.
Visit www.CressFuneralService.com to send condolences.