Louise Rose (Dieter) Hookham, Milton (2014)
May 2, 2014
Louise Rose (Dieter) Hookham, 91, daughter of Frank and Lena Dieter, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2014. Louise married Fredrick William Hookham Senior on May 3, 1947 and were some of the first do-it-yourself home builders after WWII. Louise and Fred worked together throughout their life to build not only their home but a strong family and farm. After selling their first home they moved to a farm in Bartlett IL in 1949 where their first six children were born. In 1960 Louise and Fred packed up their family and moved to their Bowers Lake farm in Wisconsin where their family continued to grow with three more children (nine total children). Not only did Fred and Louise have a large family but they also grew their farm into one of the largest pork producing farms in the state. Fred and Louise continued to work together to teach their children the rewards of teamwork, dedication, and commitment. Louise was an avid gardener, she also taught cooking and food preservation for more than 15 years with Milton 4-H. Louise helped run special Olympic bowling for over 30 years, and she volunteered many hours at Saint Mary’s in Milton. Louise also volunteered at Glen Oaks Schools in Janesville helping with her son, Joe’s classes. Rockhaven nursing home was also lucky to have her volunteer there. She felt her greatest accomplishment was raising her family.
Louise is survived by: son, Fredrick (Kathleen) Hookham Jr. and their children Sharon (Jim) Moeller and their children, Mackenzie and Aaron, Fredrick III (Kimberly) and their sons, Jacob and Sawyer, Julie (Gregg) Mollen, Mike (Charisse) and their sons, Devon and Noah; son William (Barbara) Hookham and their children: Benjamin (Nadia) and their children Caleb and Brynn, Becky (Lonnie) Kohler: son, Thomas (Sandy) Hookham, Wayne Ferguson, Brian Ferguson and his daughter Alexis, Angela (Dan) Schultz and their daughter Danielle, Amy (Kray) Brown and their sons Kyler and Kyson; son-in-law, Jim Zagone and his children: Phil (Aimeč) and their son Anthony, Jaime (David) Rook; Daughter Nancy (David) Bickle and children: Jennifer (Matthew) Easley and daughter Taylor, Katie (Richard) Kvapil: Son Edwin (Mary) Hookham and their sons: Matthew (Mary), Timothy (Amanda), Samuel: Daughter Carol (Jeff) Johnson and their children: Ian, Adam, Aleda Rose: daughter Holly Daum and her daughters: Kayla, Valerie: son, Joseph Hookham: and many other loving relatives. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hookham Sr.; her daughter, Mary Louise Zagone; and granddaughter, Nicole Daum.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Milton with Fr. David Timmerman officiating. Burial will follow the services at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation times will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton and from 9:00 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church.
The family would also like to extend a special thanks to St. Elizabeth Nursing home and St. Jude Hospice.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton
828 S. Janesville St. 608-868-2542