Obit: Luck, Pam (1948 - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Luck, Gerrits, Eslinger, Shakal, Rostvold, Swope, Rodacker

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 4/06/2016

Luck, Pam (18 February 1948 - 27 March 2016)

Pam Luck, incredible wife and mother, bargain shopper, and traveler, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, after a long, frustrating journey with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

She was born to Howard and Dorothy (Gerrits) Eslinger on February 18, 1948, in Stanley, Wisconsin. Pam spent her childhood on the farm with her seven siblings. Pam was named “Miss Stanley” in 1965, and graduated from Stanley-Boyd High School in 1966. After high school, she went from farmer to fashion icon and started calling Eau Claire her home. Due to her beauty, charm, and heart, Pam was always a highly sought-after woman. Finally, Ron Luck was her heart. They were married in 1975, and began a life of love, fun, and adventure together.

Ron and Pam constantly traveled together, which continued after they had children. Pam devoted herself to motherhood in 1977, when Tory was born. She went on to have Faron in 1981 and Natia in 1986. Pam’s love and commitment to her children and grandchildren was indescribable. The Luck kids were raised to be inventors, adventurers, independent and compassionate. Pam has always radiated love and support for her children and everyone in her life. As her children grew up, Pam was a known Avon Lady and Younkers associate. The Red Hat ladies, her sisters, and friends were always there when Pam wanted a night on the town or a day of thrift ‘sailing’.

After becoming empty-nesters, Ron and Pam continued to explore the world and became snowbirds in Florida. Following her diagnosis, an incredible community formed around Pam. There have been so many amazing individuals supporting Pam along the way; thank you all for everything you have done for our family. Pam will be greatly missed, but her optimism and smile will live on within all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Pam is survived by her husband, Ron Luck; her son and family, Tory, Beth, and Devin; her son and wife, Faron and Thida; her daughter and fiancé, Natia and Lee of Colorado; her step m daughter and family, Kym, Trevor, Kade and Olivia of Colorado; brothers: Dave (Arlene), John (Terry), and Mark (Lorraine); sisters: Brenda (Jim) Shakal of California, Janice (Neil) Rostvold, and Heidi (Shane) Swope; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Pam was preceded in death by her father and mother, Howard and Dorothy Eslinger; brother, Bruce Eslinger; and her grandson, John Rodacker.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2016, at Jacobs Well, 3211 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI. Burial followed at Rest Haven Cemetery in the Town of Washington. Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service Friday, all at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund at CurePSP has been established. Please visit  to make a donation.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services served the family. To express condolences online, please visit .



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