Victoria Llanas

March  6th, 1935 February  22nd, 2024
Madison, WI
Victoria Llanas

Grief never ends… but it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… it is the price of love.


Our dear mother Victoria passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 22, 2024. She was 88 years old.Victoria was born on March 6, 1935 to Marcos and Felicitas Llanas in San Antonio, Texas. Her family later moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin in her youth.

Victoria valued education and graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. She was in the first co-ed class at St. Norbert and graduated with a degree in biology. Later, she earned a teaching degree and taught 4th grade elementary school until she retired.

Victoria married in 1963 to Larry Rosen with whom she had three children. She was widowed in 1971. In 1977, she married Gerald Searle. They separated in the early 90s.

Victoria was warm and sociable, liked by virtually everyone who knew her. She loved traveling, driving cross country, and classic Hollywood films, especially musicals and Westerns.

Victoria valued knowledge for knowledge’s sake. Her favorite book was the dictionary which was always close by for reference. She was excellent at crossword puzzles.

Victoria routinely engaged in volunteer work, including tutoring, mentoring, and knitting projects for charity programs. In her early years, she was involved with the League of Women Voters. She was fiercely independent and fostered that in others.

Victoria is survived by her three children Marisa (Steve) Roembke, Michelle (Allie Berenyi) Llanas, and Matthew Rosen, her two grandchildren Steven Roembke and Valentin (Andi Descalzo) Llanas, great granddaughter Sofia, and beloved sister Elisa (Paul) Irvine. Victoria was preceded in death by her beloved brothers Lionel Llanas (1921-1990), Philip Llanas (1936-1992), Gene Llanas (1932-2014), and Inez Llanas (1928-2024).

Victoria was laid to rest in Natural Path Sanctuary in Verona, Wisconsin.



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