Lucille H. Heroux

Lucille H. Heroux, 87, formerly of Howard, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019, peacefully, with her family by her side.

Lou was born to Lula and William Winkworth in Popple River, WI on March 23, 1931. She married Douglas Heroux on July 12, 1950, and they spent the next 65 years together.

Our Mom had a true love of flowers. She started that love while still in high school working at Oconto Floral. She continued throughout the years making wedding flowers for all of her children, grandchildren and many friends. Never did she turn down a request to help anyone with flowers. She spent her happiest times shopping with her daughters, granddaughters and special daughter, Robin Gallant.  While raising her family, Lou also worked as a waitress and hostess at several area supper clubs; including many years at the Downtowner.  Mom and Dad were proud Packer fans and were one of the first to hold season tickets.

After their retirement, Lou and Doug became snowbirds and spent 15 plus years in Texas. They travelled to Mexico every Tuesday with all their friends. She enjoyed Salty Dogs, and playing cards. She loved the beach, and made many trips to South Padre Island.

She leaves her children: Cindy (Jim) Kmecheck of Tipler, Polly (Mike) Ama and Kelly (Chad) Ama of Green Bay, Scott Heroux of Appleton and Melissa Frazier of Florida. She also leaves 14 grandchildren: Chad (Crystal Flannigan) Kmecheck, Jennifer (Bill) Burt, Josh Kmecheck, Amanda Frayer, Greg (Kathy) Kaminski, Adam (Erin) Ama, Stefanie (Jason Kaster) Ama, Kori (Fred Haney) Rath, David (Stephanie) Ama, Matt (Lisa) Heroux, Jared (Cherrel) Heroux, Danielle (Christian Wence) Frazier, Jordan Frazier and Tyler Johnson.

She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Doug, her parents, her step-father, Alfred Harris, two sisters and two granddaughters, Kasi Ama and Talhia Heroux and her beloved Baileys.

The family sends special thanks to Dr. Mark Jenson, Ascera Hospice and the staff of Odd Fellows Nursing Home.

Friends and relatives may call on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 11 AM to 12:45 PM at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH (2597 Glendale Avenue, one quarter mile east of the corner of Cardinal Lane and Glendale Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54313.)  A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 1 PM.  Burial will be in Oconto Catholic Cemetery.

For more information, please visit or call (920) 498-1118.

“And if I go while you’re still here, know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure behind a thin veil that you cannot see through.

You will not see me, so you must have faith.  I will wait for the time when we can soar together again, all aware of each other.

Until then, live your life to its fullest, and when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart.  I will be there.”



  1. Rosemary Konitzer

    Cindy and Jim and Family

    My sympathy and love to all of you at this difficult time. Treasure the memories, they will stay with you always.
    With love and friendship
    Rosie Konitzer

  2. Brian & Glenda Ama

    Our hearts are with you all during this difficult time. Sending prayers and warm hugs over the miles.

    Brian & Glenda Ama

  3. Sherry Minnick

    It’s the end of an era for me. Doug and Lou were the first grown-ups besides my parents I ever knew, because we lived right next door on Eagle St. in Rhinelander. My heart goes out to all the family for having lost such a kind and interesting matriarch. It’s sad to be orphans, but we carry on! Love to all from Sherry.

  4. Bron Ama

    She was a kind, warm, positive, happy soul. I feel fortunate to have been able to spend some time with her during my summer visits. She will be missed. Rest in peace Mama Lu.

  5. ruth todd

    Due to the weather we won’t be coming to Wisconsin. So glad we got to see her last year and had a nice visit with her. Sorry for your loss, but she is happy being with Doug

  6. Lori Mogan

    Mama Lu what a special women. All the Ama parties she was there and years of Packer Game Days. I was lucky to have her flower creations for our wedding. David, John and I are so lucky to have many memories of this sweet sweet special soul.

  7. Peter & Debbie Pingitore

    It was our delight to visit with Lucille while in the north woods of Wisconsin. She was a pleasant conversationalist, and we so enjoyed our time together. Our condolences to Scott and her extended family.


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