Laura Ann Moran

Laura Ann Moran, age 55, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed into eternal life Friday, March 8, 2019, at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Friendship. Father Francis Dias and Father Redfern will officiate.  Interment will be at the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery, at a later date.  Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home and again from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at church on Saturday.

Laura was born July 15, 1963, in Oak Park, Illinois to Larry and Carol (Wresinski) Schwager. She graduated from Elmwood Park High School and Triton College.

Laura married Richard J. Moran on February 1, 1986, in Winfield, Illinois.  They moved to Friendship, in May of 1988 where they further grew their family of nine children.

Laura enjoyed being with her family most of all, summer nights on the deck, being in the sunshine, the beach, gardening, taking long walks and exercising, cooking and baking and making her amazing coffee cakes for people during holidays, helping others in need, listening to the oldies and jazz, live bands, dancing the night away, a nice glass of Chardonnay, Scrabble, her dog Cooper, Sunday crossword puzzles, drawing and calligraphy, painting and restoring statues, making others feel special, old movies, decorating, singing, coffee with friends, dining out,  shopping, going to Cranberry Fest, taking lots of family photos, prayer, sunflowers, and the color yellow.

She was a member of her Holy Catholic Faith, a mother’s group, and the Adams County Running Club.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Carol Schwager.

Survivors:

Husband:  Richard J. Moran

Daughter:  Elise M. (David) Robinson

Son:  Richard J. Moran Jr.

Son:  Dominic R. Moran

Daughter:  Juliana M. Moran

Daughter:  Mary M. (Nick) Colemer

Son:  Vincent A. Moran

Daughter:  Hallie M. Moran

Son:  Christian B. Moran

Daughter:  Angelina M. Moran

Brother:  Patrick (Mary Beth) Schwager

Sister:  Carolyn (Tom) Peceny

Mother-in-law:  Helen Moran

Aunt:  Patricia Murray

Aunt:  Chris (Ed) Sabel

Aunt:  Char Wresinski

Four grandchildren, Cadence, Graham, Bentley & Brooklyn Robinson;

eight cousins, and 26 nieces & nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Laura’s family to support the causes that meant the most to her throughout her life.

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  1. Cindy Klein & family says:

    Rich, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time of tragic lose. Laura was a beautiful sole, inside and out. No one could love their family anymore than she. It always amazed me, that with so many to care for, she always looked so collected and poised. A beautiful smile and such outstanding character. A true blessing for all that knew her; sadly for too short a time.
    May you find solace in God’s promise of eternal life and in each other.

  2. Beverly Downey says:

    To the Moran family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I didn’t know Laura well but she was always so gracious every time I saw her. She radiated love & kindness. Like others have said, you will all be together someday in Heaven. My prayers are with you. Love, Beverly & Sam Downey

  3. Paul and Christine Brown says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your precious wife and mother!! Our thoughts and prayers are lifting you up! May God be with you all at this time sorrow!

  4. Victor and Katty family says:

    My condolences Moran family Gods Blessings.

  5. Gordon/Marie Whitemarsh & family says:

    We are very sad to hear of the passing of Laura, We send our deepest condolences to her 9 children & her husband Rich, Laura sure was a incredible Mom & leaves a great legacy of 9 Moran kids ready to take on the world, Rich, I hope the Bears someday win a Super Bowl just for you, may the Lord God Almighty give you peace & comfort during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

  6. Gwen and James Langan says:

    Our deepest sympathies are with you and we are so sorry for your loss.

  7. Ed and Chris Sabel says:

    It’s hard to put into words how much Laura meant to us. She knows she will always be in our hearts for always. One astounding wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and Niece. Uncle Ed and I know you’re not suffering anymore. Give everyone in Heaven kisses and hugs for us. You will always be my Guardian Angel! Love to Rich, and all my nieces and nephews!!

  8. Ed and Chris Sabel says:

    It’s hard to out into words how much Laura meant to us. She knows she will always be in our hearts for always. One astounding wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and Niece. Uncle Ed and I know you’re not suffering anymore. Give everyone in Heaven kisses and hugs for us. You will always be my Guardian Angel! Love to Rich, and all my nieces and nephews!!

  9. Michele and Keith Crispell says:

    Our deepest sympathies and continued prayers for your healing. Laura was such a gift to everyone and will be missed.

  10. James Hutchins says:

    Dear Rich,
    I am so sorry for the passing of Laura. Becky and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Jill Renner says:

    My heart aches for your loss, Laura was so kind, caring and thoughtful. I first met Laura when I worked in Home Health, every year she would think of us and bring us a fresh baked bundt cake. May God be with you. So may happy memories to share with each other.

  12. Allen Baumgartner Sr says:

    Sorry for your loss, Laura was a great lady , Prayers sent.

  13. Sharon L. Irwin says:

    Our prayers and sorrow are with the Moran family at this time. I didn’t personally know Laura but was a friend on Facebook. She is now gazing on the face of Our Lord and His Holy Mother Mary. R.I.P. Laura.

  14. Rick, Wendy and Ricky Miller says:

    So sorry for your loss Rich and Moran Children & family. Praying that you will find strength in each other and hold the precious memories that Laura gave all of you in your hearts forever. We will always remember her beautiful smile and kind soul.

  15. OWEN D WEST III says:

    I’m so sorry but filled with hope that we will be all be gathered together again after this life. I’m glad I didn’t drop Facebook because it has allowed me to be part of this life journey. Thank you for asking for my prayers, it meant a lot to me. You and you family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Jane Wright says:

    Richard,
    PEACE to you.
    Jane

  17. Harry and Judy morse says:

    We are very sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord be with you

  18. Fredrick G. Renner says:

    To the whole Moran family. You have our families Deepest Sympathy. I can honestly say I never saw Laura without a smile on her face, she will be missed by many. Davey&Nick so sorry for the loss of your Mother in Law. Fred, Debbie, Hunter, and Ryan Renner

  19. Wayne & Diane Kotlowski says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Moran Family.
    Thoughts and prayers to all.
    She will be missed by all who knew her.

  20. Stephen Walker says:

    Rich, my heart goes out to you and your family. Wishing you comfort.

  21. Julie & Bob Goodhue says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with the Moran family. Laura was a special lady. May your memories sustain you at this sad time.

  22. Joseph Parlante says:

    Rich I’m so sorry to hear about Laura. She was a lovely woman who will be missed by all who knew her. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family.

  23. Carol Schanke says:

    My sincere sympathy to the whole family. She will be sadly missed

  24. Claudia Pickholtz says:

    Dear Rich and family, Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your sweet wife. I only had the privilege of meeting her once, but I could tell right away that she was someone very special. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family and children. Love, Claudia and Jeff Pickholtz

  25. Lori and Jeff McClinchy says:

    Our deepest condolences to all of the Moran family, you are in our thoughts and prayers, Laura was such a bright light who will live on thru all her children

  26. Mike and Becky Koehn says:

    To the Moran family, we are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. Norman and Carol Rabl says:

    So many people loved and admired Laura! May she rest in the peace of the Lord. Our deepest condolences to you Rich and your family. May God bless you all.

  28. Barbara and Kevin McCue says:

    Rich and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Laura. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you. Saying prayers for you and your family.

  29. Peggy Prokof Rompala says:

    Rich and family, so sorry to hear the loss of Laura. She was a beautiful person with a heart of gold. Prayers to you and your family.

  30. Coral Klein Smith says:

    Sympathy, prayers and much love to all the family. You are in our thoughts.

  31. Daniel T Morrow says:

    Dear Rich & Family: so very sorry for the loss of youre Wife & Mom. She will be missed buy not forgotten. I rember when Rich & Laura moved up too Dellwood, alot of great memories with the family!!! She was a sweet Lady, allways had a smile on her face I never saw her down. God Bless all of the Moran Family. Love Daniel T Morrow.

  32. Judy Friend says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sometimes there are just no words. Your sweet wife, Mom, and friend fell asleep on Friday. When she woke up she was able to see the face of Jesus and found peace. She will be missed, the world has lost a special lady full of joy. But when she entered heaven to hear the words – Well done, my good and faithful servant. Will continue to pray for the Moran family and friends.

  33. Greg and Diana Broniec says:

    Rich and family, We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Prayers for all of you.

  34. Rena Wade says:

    Laura was one of the most genuinely caring and compassionate people I have ever met. Truly beautiful inside and out. My prayers are with her family and loved ones.

  35. Peggy and Buck Sleeman says:

    Prayers for the entire family. We are so sorry for your lost.

  36. Denise Straka says:

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family!

  37. Jane & Ken Van Hoof says:

    So sorry for your loss. A mother is a special person for sure and Laura was truly special. Rich you have your soul mate in Heaven! Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  38. Kathleen McCarthy says:

    We enjoyed our time with Laura and Rich, and her family has always been special to us. But most importantly, her faith and her husband’s faith has been an inspiration to all of us….She was so much fun, and had such a positive attitude…even during the darkest times…we loved sharing their anniversary…and all the wonderful times of high school events. Her legacy is her amazing children….She lives in them! Our love and prayers go out to the family….but heaven received such an angel…Hugs, from Kathy and Peter.

  39. Andrew Hickethier says:

    To Rich, Elise, and the entire Moran family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you now during this difficult time. Your mom was so very nice, and I hope you know she’s looking down on you with Jesus by her side and protecting each of you. She will live on in all our hearts and minds, but most importantly, within you.

    Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    Love and God bless,
    Andrew, Adele, Sydney, and Jack Hickethier

  40. Doug & Sharon Groot says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Laura’s passing. Our prayers to the entire Moran family.

  41. Virgil and Mary Bulcher says:

    So sorry for your loss. Laura was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. May her soul and all the souls of the Faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. God grant peace and consolation to her family through the strength of their Faith.

  42. Roxanne, Craig, Morgan and Robert Iery says:

    We are all so sorry for your loss. All of the Moran’s and their families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  43. Terry Ole Stormoen says:

    My deepest condolences to Rich and the entire Moran family. I am heartbroken for your family, the community and the lives Laura touched with her beautiful love, light and personality. May you find comfort in the Lord in this time of grief and loss!

  44. Christine Uphoff, Jeff Wormet, Joseph & Brandi Estrada , says:

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family. Let her memories help you heal. ❤️

  45. Frances Tully-Wawrzynek says:

    So sorry for your loss. Laura will be missed.

  46. Gregg & Tara Farrell and family and all of us at Bucky’s says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  47. Leach/Jackson Family says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending all our love and prayers to the whole family.

  48. Cheryl Lippart (mail lady) says:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Laura was always very kind and joyful and she was a bright spot in my day whenever I had the opportunity to see her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve. Take heart in knowing that one day you will all be reunited in God’s Kingdom.

  49. Nancy Harbaugh says:

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to her family.

  50. Marcia Ludwig-Gable says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Laura always had a smile and a hello. Wonderful lady.

  51. Linda(chaffee) Donley and Doug. says:

    So sorry to hear
    Prayers to the family

  52. Jane Bader says:

    Sending prayers and love to all of the Moran family! God bless & comfort you all!

  53. Janet Kotlowski & family says:

    Sending much love and prayers to you all!! Laura was one of the strongest women I have ever met and a beautiful soul. She made the world a brighter place wherever she went.

  54. Anita and Chuck Carter says:

    Words can do no justice or make sense to what your family has been through and will continue to go through for a long, long time. Take pride in knowing you witnessed one of God’s best in action and who was your closest comrade. Her spirit will continue to guide you through the rough terrain ahead. Sincere love and prayers to a truly great family who personifies what God’s message is about: Love… lots and lots of love.

  55. Nina and Dave Zelenski says:

    Dear Rich and family, We are so sorry about Laura. Please know you are in our hearts and thoughts. We will continue to pray for all of you. Laura has had such an impact on the lives of so many. She lives on in her family and friends. Find strength in your faith and in all she left you. With deepest sympathy. Love, The Zelenski’s

  56. Desire’e & Darren Schlafer says:

    We are so sorry for your loss

  57. Melissa Parr says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! I’m sending positive thoughts and prayers to your whole family in this hard time. Laura was always full of smiles.

  58. Christy Ciecko says:

    So sorry for your loss. Hope that the love and memories you all share bring you comfort and peace.

  59. Kari & Mike Banovec says:

    Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. She was amazing & has left a wonderful legacy behind. So much love & caring in a beautiful heart!

  60. Lloyd and Pam VanBeek says:

    To the Moran family, we are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  61. Amber and Chris Jefferson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Laura was an amazing woman. We will be thinking of you all.

  62. Jackson Family says:

    My condolences on the loss of such a beautiful soul. May she rest in peace.

  63. Ray and Pam Housworth says:

    Our prayers are with the Moran family and for the repose of Laura’s soul. May Christ’s peace, love and mercy be with you. Love,
    Ray and Pam Housworth
    Marshfield, WI

  64. Ashley Meyer/Pietrzak says:

    Sending all our prayers from our entire meyer/pietrzak family. Nothing but wonderful memories of a wonderful woman.

  65. Dawn & Rock Stone says:

    Sincerest sympathy for you all.
    She was always such a supportive mom and so supportive of our schools and staff.
    Lots of love & prayers to you.
    Remember the good times.

  66. Lizz & Ken Flory says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.

  67. Mary Van Ert says:

    Dear Moran Family….The Van Ert Family mourns with you. Such a beautiful soul! 💛Praying for strength for you all at this most difficult time. Love, Ricky, Mary, Jonah and Gracee

  68. Julie, Dylan & Molly Wysocky says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed by many. Hugs to all of you, especially Angelina & Cadence. Please let us know if there is any way at all that we can help.

  69. The Goltz Family - George, Lori, Hannah & Leah says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. We send our deepest sympathies. God bless all of her loved ones.

  70. Scott Becky Erin and Brett Pease says:

    Laura was such a beautiful person. I am so so sorry for your loss! God be with you all during this most difficult time.

  71. Donna and Mike McCaleb says:

    A great soul is in heaven and our sadness for the whole family is beyond words. She lives on in all of you ! With deepest sympathy!

    The McCaleb’s

  72. Dean Huber says:

    We would like to extend our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the entire Moran Family.
    Dean Huber & Tammy Getschman

  73. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    Sending our sincere sympathy to the Moran family. Laura was one of a kind!

  74. Therese says:

    She was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a way of leaving a smile on your face every time you talked to her. Deepest condolences praying for your family!

  75. Therese says:

    She was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a way of leaving a smile on your face every time you talked to her. Deepest condolences.

  76. Lisa Engle says:

    In our thoughts and prayers Moran family. Our deepest condolence! Love Randy, Lisa, Nicholas and Dustin Engle

  77. Barbara Friedman says:

    There are NO words that we can say to tell you she was loved Barb and Bll

  78. Lance and Karen Hover says:

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

  79. Steve and Tricia Stechauner says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!🙏🏻

  80. Mary and David Kettleson says:

    So sorry for your loss!!Prayers to you all! Gods blessings!

  81. Richard & Rita Zietlow says:

    My heart breaks for the entire Moran family. She was an inspiration to everyone, raised a wonderful family she will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences.

  82. Joel, Michelle, Dalton and Molly Johnson says:

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  83. Heather Koehn says:

    To the Moran family, my heart aches for each and everyone of you. She was one of the most wonderful, caring people I have ever met in this world. I remember when I used to come and take care of Dom watching your mother with you kids and she was always a reminder to me to slow down and soak in every moment. She was so patient and so kind…hugs to all of you❤

  84. The Botcher's says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Moran Family!!! She was a beautiful person. We are praying for you all! 💜

  85. Theresa David says:

    Our deepest condolences.

  86. Lori Machmueller says:

    Rich and Family— My heart goes out to you all. I am so very sorry for your loss. Laura has always been an Angel, and is truly one now. Prayers for the family. If there is anything you need do not hesitate to ask. An extra high five for Dom from me…

  87. Kori Moran-Nawrot says:

    So very sorry for this tremendous loss. Lifting you all in prayer. 💛

  88. Shelley and Dylan Sleeman says:

    So sorry for your loss. She will always be beside you. Our deepest sympathies.

  89. The Koran’s says:

    I’m so sorry. Prayers to all of you.

  90. Seth Wolf says:

    To the whole Moran family, we are so heartbroken for your loss. You will be in our prayers and we will pray that the Lord strengthens you in your time of need.

    The Wolf family,
    Seth, Sandra, Alipio, Nerelys, Belizia, Julius

  91. Kim and Don Heinz says:

    Our deepest condolences for your tremendous loss. Laura will be deeply missed. We continue to pray for your family. With love and sorrow, Kim and Don Heinz.

  92. Rebecca Murphy says:

    Hugs and prayers to the Moran family. I’m so sorry.

  93. Lorie Hodkiewicz says:

    Sending prayers and hugs to everyone.

  94. Michelle/Joel/Victoria/Christina says:

    So Sorry for your loss. Hang on to all the love and memories you all have during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers

  95. Laura Melvin says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. All of your family are in my prayers.

  96. Nick & Debbi Segina says:

    We’re so sorry. No words can take away the pain. We are asking God to hold you all close and give you His comfort and peace.

  97. Lisa Gurecki says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
    Laura was an incredible woman with a light that few possess.
    Heaven is definitely brighter and more beautiful with her there.
    Deepest sympathies
    Lisa, Connor, Josh and Matt

  98. Mary L Moore says:

    Sending prayers to the Moran family for your loss. Gods Blessings.

  99. Mike Puerling says:

    My condolences too the entire Moran Family. She was always a very wonderful and caring lady. Loved her chocolate chip cookies for treats that started out as just a joke. Your all in my thoughts. Prayers.

  100. Risa says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I am thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  101. Miller Family says:

    So sorry Moran family!!! Praying for each and every one of you.

  102. Ron, Rick and Brianna Carlson says:

    So sorry for your loss, we all know she is with God.

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