Louise (Covelli) Bucko

On March 7, 2020, Louise (Covelli) Bucko completed the living of her life of joy, peace, harmony, ease, love, laughter, and variety. 

Louise was born July 28, 1941. She was the only daughter of Augie and Margaret Covelli, and the only sister of her one brother Augie Jr. Louise grew up learning from her parents what REAL “customer service” was and how to give it to people. At an early age, she knew she wanted a large family. As a teenager she began dating Jack Bucko. When she shared her want for a large family, he said, “we can do that”. He started talking marriage in their senior year of high school. They were married October 31, 1959 and had one of the largest weddings in the history of Kenosha. 

In 1960, the first of their 7 kids were born and the last was born in 1972. They had 2 sons, 3 daughters, and 2 more sons. After getting all kids in school, Louise got her realtors license in the late 1970’s. She became a million-dollar seller in 1979. 

Louise and Jack successfully owned and operated Bucko’s Ambulatory Transport for nine years, meeting many amazing people along the way.

Louise enjoyed traveling with the love of her life, especially going down to their “little corner of the world”, Jacksonville, Florida. She also loved going to Maui, Hawaii and Chicago. One of her favorite things to do was take the train to Chicago and spend the day at Navy Pier. 

She is survived by her seven children, twelve grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

Dan (Sandy) Bucko…Alex and Jake 

Todd (JoAnn) Bucko…Christine (Makai, Jayce) and Jessica

Amy (David) Smith…Aaron (Anthony, Andrew, Aiden) and Justin (Marie), DJ

Patti (Rick) Worzalla…Bret

Heidi (Martha) Bucko

Tim (Chris) Bucko…Stephanie (RJ) and Lauren

Scott (Pam) Bucko…Joshua and Nicholas

She is also survived by her brother, Augie Covelli Jr as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends may greet the family for a remembrance on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Kenosha Country Club: 500 13th Ave, Kenosha, WI. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., followed by service.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Case Del Mare and Hospice Aurora.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice of your choosing and/or the Dementia Society of America would be appreciated. 


  1. Kris and Mike Jones March 9, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love and hugs…

  2. What a beautiful saying and tribute to a beautiful woman. Louise you always had spunk and always a had smile, you will be missed by all, Family and Friends alike. I have always thought of you as a second a Mom to me and I will miss you.

  3. God Bless Her .. such a kind loving soul .. she will missed greatly..
    To all my cousins .. You’re inn my prayers .. we are all going thru this at the same time
    Praying for all of you ❤️

  4. A fantastic woman who showed and shared endless love, support, compassion, joy, & laughter. She lived her life to the fullest & left her mark on this world and in our hearts.

  5. Gina Madrigrano Friebus March 9, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Patti and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you always celebrate the beautiful mom she was. Gina and Bill

  6. I’m so sorry for you and your family Patti.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this tough time.

    • Patti and Family,

      Your mom was such a wonderful person. May her soul Rest In Peace. She will be missed very much by all of us. My prayers are with the entire family.

  7. Patti and Family,
    Your mom was such a beautiful spirit inside and out.
    You and your siblings have such wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
    May she rest in peace.
    Dennis and Louise Mattioli

  8. Beth and Michelle March 9, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. Loads of love and hugs!

  9. Heidi, Martha and family,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Mom. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Joe & Nancy Matelski March 10, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Prayers to the entire Bucko family during this difficult time. May Louise Rest In Peace 😢

    • What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady who had a love for life and lived it to the fullest every day, I never saw Louise without a smile and laughing, she knew how to make everyone laugh and will live on in her wonderful children, love and prayers to the entire Bucko family, thinking of you😘
      Joe, Jill Kate and Kylie Walker

  11. Brian & Diane Boehm March 10, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Our sincere condolences to Dan, Sandy and the Bucko families. Hoping that your wonderful memories of your mom and her life will help you through during this time of grief. Brian & Diane Boehm

  12. Danny Bucko, ( and family ) – Very sorry to hear about your Mom. Thoughts are with you and your family.

    Mark Andersen

  13. Mark & Becky Gigliotti March 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    To the Bucko Family our sincere thoughts and prayers to each and everyone of you. Louise was a wonderful woman always had a smile and hug . I will miss our trips to Chicago. Anything you wanted to know about Chicago she knew it all. She will be sadly missed. You and Jack are together at last.

  14. Scott & Trish Asleson March 11, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Louise, an Awesome mother to a family of Great people. We’re blessed to have known her and been able too share so many good times together with the entire Bucko family.
    You will be missed and always remembered. 🌹

  15. I will always remember the way that Jack and Louise, Dan and his brothers and sisters welcomed me into their family with love and open arms. I remember that, as a kid, I could walk in their open door anytime and find quik chocolate milk and oreos in their cupboards to snack on. I will remember Louise’s forever smile and her ability to find everyone’s inner gifts. I will remember the way Jack showed me how to paint and play harmonica and how Louise bought me a giant bubble maker that I thought was the coolest thing in the world. Louise, Jack, Dan, Heidi, Patti, Amy, Timmy, Scott and Todd all have special places in my heart and during this time I am thankful that Jack and Louise are together in Heaven, looking down on the wonderful family they made knowing that together their love made this Earth a little bit better of a place.

    To the 7 Bucko kids, if you read this, I love you all and am thinking of you during this time.

    • Oh my, this is absolutely beautiful Ryan. Thank you for sharing your memories with us. Love you kiddo 💜🧡💜

  16. Randy Kavalauskas March 15, 2020 at 7:40 am

    Our deepest sympathy to Dan and Sandy, and the entire Bucko family , I hope that as time passes the pain of loosing your mother will ease up , unfortunately it will never go away, just keep thinking of all the fond memories of Mom and Dad and I hope that time will ease your pain

  17. My deepest sympathy to the entire Bucko family. Although, I am no longer a part of this family, they have left lasting memories in my heart, which will never be forgotten. Louise always had Thanksgiving at her house. I remember my first Thanksgiving. It was a tradition to go around the table allowing each person to say what they were thankful for. By the end, most of the table had tears in their eyes. Every holiday was a family get together. Each year they got together the group got bigger and bigger, as each of her children got married, then had children. But every holiday, everyone was there. Louise and Jack brought wonderful children into this world. I have never seen a family that is always there for each other. When I married Dan, Louise and Jack gave, my son Ryan, a certificate that made them his grandparents and all Dan’s brothers and sisters, his uncles and aunts. My son felt so loved by the Bucko family. Louise was my rock. She always shared her answer to a concern you may have had, and would say, take from it what works for you. Whenever I needed someone to talk to, Louse was there. She liked to go sit down at the lake to talk. She always took my hand when she was talking to me. I will never forget all the words of wisdom I learned from Louise. She went through so much in her lifetime, but always remained strong and in control. I know Louise and Jack are catching up on everything that has happened since he left. Louise will always be in my heart. I will never forget her or her banana cream pie! I know your loss is great, but your memories of your time with your mom, they will be in your hearts forever.

  18. My deepest sympathy to the Bucko family for the loss of their mother. Louise was a very kind and strong soul that held the family together. She will be deeply missed. The pain of losing a loved one never seems go away, hopefully the memories of her will help ease the pain that comes with the loss. I was blessed to have know her.


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