Lou Ann Ratzlaff, 55, of Midlothian, Texas, passed away on Sunday (July 17, 2011) with family by her side.


Lou Ann Ratzlaff, 55, of Midlothian, Texas, passed away on Sunday (July 17, 2011) with family by her side.

Lou was born on Aug. 16, 1955, in Dallas, to Bill and Betty Huskerson. She graduated from Republic High School in Republic, Mo., and married her husband, Darrel, of almost 35 years in Goessel. They resided in Newton for several years before moving to Midlothian in 1993.

She was a retired sales manager from SBC Communications, where she worked for more than 27 years. She enjoyed collecting recipes, cooking, bargain shopping and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and granny and will be missed dearly by those whose lives she impacted and who loved her.

Lou is survived by her children, Brandon Ratzlaff and wife, Jennifer, of Midlothian, and Brett Ratzlaff and wife, Marsha, of Alvarado; grandchildren, Conner Andrew and Kennedy Grace Ratzlaff, and Nathan Jay Ratzlaff of Alvarado; father, Bill Huskerson of Camdenton, Mo.; and siblings, Karla Reichmann of Maize, and Jeff Huskerson of Greeley, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrel Ratzlaff; mother, Betty Huskerson; and sister, Dana Delane Huskerson.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 at Midlothian Funeral Home. Services were at 10 a.m. July 22 at Rockett Christian Church, Rockett, Texas, with burial following at Bell’s Chapel Cemetery in Rockett.

Arrangements are by Midlothian Funeral Home, 200 E. Avenue E, Midlothian, TX 76065. www.midlothianfh.com.