Lucille Rita Jamieson

September 11, 1921 - June 03, 2023


Obituary For Lucille Rita Jamieson

Verona, WI - Lucille Rita ‘Lou’ Jamieson , age 101, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Sonrisas Assisted Living in Verona. She was born on September 11, 1921, one of 10 children to Natalia Rose (Grabowski) and Michael Caspar Schwarz. Born in Salem, Oregon, the family moved back to Mazomanie, WI when Lou was 8. She is survived by her sons Howard ‘Mick’ (Sue), Joe (Diane), Bob Coward (Linda), daughter Carole (John) and son-in-law Michael ‘Mike’ Andreas, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by loving husband Howard, infant daughter Mary and daughter Juanita ‘Sue’, her parents and 9 siblings.
After graduating from high school, Lou was employed by Commonwealth Telephone Company, UW-Madison Chadbourne Hall, & State Depts of Taxation and Vet Affairs as a bookkeeper/typist. She married Howard in 1947 and got her final promotion to wife & mother and bookkeeper for the family business of Jamieson Filing System. After Howard’s passing she spent much of her time with special friend and next door neighbor Richard Crimmins.
Since retirement, she spent much of her time as an avid card player, writing about her trips, tutoring special needs children, having book discussions with 4-5th graders and other volunteer activities. She had such a strong sense of family (large family gatherings at holidays were a must),and a strong faith, attending daily mass when she could. She was a generous, loving person that we are proud to call mother/grandmother. A special thanks to all the caregivers who enabled her to lead her best life in her final years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to a ‘Parkinson Research facility’ or a ’Mental Health Research Charitable Organization’ or to ‘Sonrisas Assisted Living’. Memorial cards may be made payable to Carole Jamieson and mailed to: Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

A Celebration of Life will take place from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2023 at Harriet Park, Mary Lou St., Verona, WI. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Verona Chapel

220 Enterprise Drive



9 Jul

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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  • July 03, 2023

    We bought our first house from the Jamiesons and have many memories over the past 65 years--my husband worked a second job with them -knew their children and adopted children---such a great family. Joan Raffel

  • June 22, 2023

    What a full life! I had the pleasure of volunteering with Lou towards the end of her 40+ years volunteering at the Multicultural Center. Many of the guests enjoyed her sense of humor!

  • June 15, 2023

    So sad, yet, Lou lived a wonderful life. As a friend of the kids and being over at their home, Lou was most hospitable with everyone running around "being kids". Growing up, I enjoyed seeing her around town and at Church. Had many a nice conversation with her. She truly will be missed.

  • June 08, 2023

    Lou meant a lot to our family. She was a very dear friend to my dad for many years. She will be truly missed. My deepest sympathy to all the Jamieson family. Leland Crimmins

  • June 07, 2023

    Your mom stayed in touch with me up until the last couple of years, maybe after she moved. We had lunch together every year I came home, along with a few other Verona friends. She indeed was a wonderful lady. My sympathy and prayers. Rhoda Kalscheur Pax Christi Franciscans Jackson, MIssissippi

  • June 07, 2023


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    Grandma Jamieson, Your guidance will be missed. Family gatherings will not be the same with out you. DM Swartwout and Family and Lisa Murphy

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