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Joan K DeLuca

July 30, 1932 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 86)

Joan K. DeLuca


Joan K. DeLuca, 86, a longtime Hibbing resident died Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Chula Vista, CA, where she has resided since 2017. She was born to Gene and Marie (Kaiser) LaMothe in Hibbing, MN on July 30, 1932. She graduated from Hibbing High School and attended Hibbing Community College.


Spending time with family and playing bridge with friends brought Joan great joy.

She was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Church and for many years participated as a volunteer with numerous community and charitable organizations.


Joan is survived by her children: Kathy (Alonso) Velasco, Chula Vista, CA, Jim (Liz) DeLuca, Carlsbad, CA, Susan (Matt) Richardson, Mosinee, WI, Mary (Dan) Pallin,

St. Paul, MN, seven grandchildren: Marisa Velasco, Alonso (Alex) Velasco III, Nicole DeLuca, Nicholas Richardson, Lindsay Richardson, Alec Pallin, and Ian Pallin; and one great grandson, Alonso Velasco IV, her brother, Joe LaMothe, Lake Forest, IL, and two sisters Rosemary Hegarty, Naperville, IL, and Carol Tatum, Chula Vista, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 2016 and her parents.


Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 27, 2019 in the Dougherty Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Gabriel Waweru officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing.

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