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LuAnn V. Way, 88, of Burlington and Crivitz, passed away on Feb. 7, 2024. LuAnn was born on March 14, 1935 in Milwaukee to parents Perry and Lillian Dickinson. She grew up in Rochester. She attended the Rochester Grade School, then the AG school, until she went to Burlington High School, where she was a cheerleader and was in drama club. It’s there that she met her husband James H. Way, who preceded her in death in 2011. He was the love of her life and she was his.

LuAnn attended Union Grove Teachers College and was a teacher at the Rochester Grade School and St. Charles in Burlington, and substitute teacher at Burlington Elementary Schools, before beginning her most favorite job of being a mother.

James and LuAnn were married on Dec. 17, 1955 and made their life in Burlington, where they raised their four children. As the kids grew, she sought a career selling World Book Encyclopedias and then cars for John Lynch Chevrolet. She was very involved with her church as a Sunday school teacher, and in later years helping with the programs and anything needed. She was loved by all who knew her for her kind words, the best hugs, and her famous “tickle backs” for the grandkids. She was an avid Packers and Brewers fan. She loved to bake and spend time with her family. Her family was everything to her, and she LOVED spending time with them especially the great-grands! She spent a lot of time in Florida to escape the cold Wisconsin winters and that is where she sadly passed away.

LuAnn was preceded in death by her parents Perry and Lillian Dickinson, and her siblings, Maralee (Bob) Schneider, Wayne (Ginny) Dickinson, and Nancy Dickinson; and grandchildren Amanda Way and Angela Tolzmann. She is survived by her children, Michael (Sandra) Way, Kristine (nee Way) Tolzmann, Jeffrey Way and Julie (Kurt) Bauman; grandchildren, Mike (Becca) Way, Tim (Claire) Way, Katelyn (Curtis) Johnson, Matthew (Danielle) Tolzmann, Sean Tolzmann, Jenna Tolzmann, Kenneth (Casey) Bauman, Emily Bauman and Lauren Way; ten great-grandchildren; sister Carol Griebel; sister-in-law June Doomis; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be a celebration of her wonderful life held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Spring Prairie Methodist Church, W2154 WI-11, Elkhorn, at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon and visitation following the service.

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home is serving the family. Well-wishers may visit

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