1916 - January 16, 2010
Lula Mae Hoermann (Nusz) Piazza, 93, of rural Vassar, Mich., died Jan. 16, 2010, at Covenant-Cooper in Saginaw, Mich. She was born September 7, 1916, in Bay Port, Mich., the youngest child of Fred and Marie (Hansen) Hoermann.
She was educated in the Saginaw and Essexville school systems and Bay City Central High School.
She married John George Nusz on Aug. 31, 1940, at the Trinity Evangelical Church in Sebewaing. Four children were born to that marriage, Gordon Wayne, Dale George, Neil Douglas and Linda Marie.
They first lived in Sebewaing and in 1951 moved to Caro.
Lu was a wonderful mother and housekeeper. She also worked part time at the Gamble Store and was an Avon representative for many years. They celebrated their golden anniversary in August 1990. They were active members of the Caro Evangelical United Brethren Church, which became part of the Caro United Methodist Church. George died Jan. 2, 1993.
On April 22, 1995, she married a family friend, Ferrer Piazza. For nearly 15 years, they loved and cared for each other in a wonderful way.
Lu was preceded in death by her parents and all of her immediate family; a half-brother, Carl; half-sisters Minnie, Bertha and Clara; sisters Anna, Ora and Mildred; brothers Ehlon and twins, Fred and Floyd. A granddaughter, Shannon (Dill) Senkevech, also preceded her in death in August 2008.
Lu is survived by her husband, Ferrer; three sons, one daughter and their spouses, Gordon Wayne (Shirley) Nusz, of Flower Mound, Texas, Dale George (Joanne) Nusz, of Deltona, Fla., and Caro, Michigan, Neil Douglas (Vicki) Nusz, of Graham, Texas, and Linda Marie (Larry) Dill, of Craig; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Jan. 21, 2010, at the Collon Funeral Home in Caro, with Rev. Jerry Smith, of Caro United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial was at Indianfields Township Cemetery.
Visitation took place before the service.
Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.