Kay D. Luna
February 16, 1935 - January 29, 2020
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12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
Sunday 2/2, 2:00 pm

(nee Barfknecht)  Found peace and began her journey home on January 29, 2020, at age 84. Loving mother of David (Marijo), Douglas, Karen, and Donald. Proud grandma of Andrea (Felipe) Navarrette, Jonathan, Lindsay Gasper, Samantha, and great-grandma of Owen and Atticus Mank. Dear sister of Douglas (Cindy) Barfknecht. Loving aunt of Heather (Erasmo) Navar, and…

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Douglas Steven Luna left a message on February 2, 2020:
Since I cannot be in Milwaukee I'm posting this here... What can a son say about his mother? She was all the things a son could hope for... kind, passionate, loving, caring, nurturing, crafty, thrifty, curious, benevolent, etc... However she was also stern, sassy, a wee bit crazy and definitely in charge. I remember her as a woman who cast a very large shadow, who attracted those in need of TLC and or offered someone a place to rest their weary/downtrodden soul. It amazed me that my mother always seemed to Hold Court (like a Queen) and many people found themself waiting for their turn to have her ear; she always gave her all!! She could quickly become the Mama Bear... no one EVER underestimated her willingness to sacrifice herself for her cubs and home; she was great yet not perfect. Healthwise, my mother had a life filled with constant aches and pains, for the better part of her life she endured; she was impressively resilient! I and many others learned a lot from her... throughout my lifetime others I knew said, "My mother was by far way cooler than theirs." However others also translated that into, "She let us youngsters get away with too much BS!" Maybe so but I turned out just fine!! Until I leave this world myself, I will think about my mother often yet I choose to allow her memory to bring about only smiles. I will most definitely miss her from time to time and here and there. If I'm sad at all it will be because my mother was my confidant and friend and she will not be here to share the rest of my journey. Bye Mother... I will miss you!
Deb Huttenburg left a message on January 31, 2020:
Thinking of my dear cousins, their families and my Uncle Dave at this sad time. Sending prayers!
Bridget Mehringer left a message on January 31, 2020:
I had the pleasure of meeting Kay in the early 80s through Doug. She and I would spend hours into the wee morning talking about everything under the sun (also the moon) She has the gift of gab! Another trait of hers was her green thumb. I recall her purple violet plants. I could never keep one alive and she had beautiful plants in her windows on 25th St. Kay had the sweetest, kindest spirit. She also was a straight shooter. I can recall one time where my great Aunt was visiting from out of town for my grandmothers funeral. We took a bus over to Kay's house and she was so kind to take the time to meet her. This is the kind of woman Kay was. She would greet a stranger and make them feel welcome in her home. Her children all have a piece of her heart, strength and spirit. She was a great mother not only to her own biological children but as I recall to her children's friends and the neighborhood children. To have met and known Kay was to have met love. RIP Kay Luna! You have earned your wings! Fly high! ♥️
Bonnie Burant Massey left a message on January 31, 2020:
I was friends with Doug and Karen in High School so I came around the house a lot. And still friends with Doug. Kay always treated me like one of her own. I was on the pom pom squad and had practices at Mitchell Park during the Summer. I rode my bike past the Luna home on my way home. Offen Kay was outside tending/watering her flowers/garden. I would stop to say hello and always got a drink of water from her garden hose LOL. Most of the time it was lemonade she offered. She was very good with macrame, it was popular in the 80's. I showed her a beautiful macrame necklace with beads I saw in a fashion magazine and asked her if she thought we could make one. She said, yes. She was that kind of person creative, friendly and kind to others. We made this beautiful beaded choker necklace that had beads flowing down my shoulder. It was better than the one in the magazine. My friends loved it. What I loved was the time I spent with Ms Luna (Kay) talking. She could hold a great conversation with young people, may be because she had a house full of teenage kids and their friends were always coming and going. I also learned how to make a great tortilla/taco too! I will remember her as I saw her smiling. God bless the family. Bonnie
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