Luciana M. Housenga, age 42 of Low Moor, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. In following Lucianas wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held Thursday, February 15th 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 Deans 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 childrens 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.
Published on February 12, 2018