Laura Jane Menzel, 78, of Oro Valley, AZ and Cedarburg, WI, passed away on March 20, 2022. She was born to parents Dominic and Eleanor Slusarski, on August 29, 1943 in Stevens Point, WI. She was preceded in death by her sister Loretta and brothers Larry and Frank. She is survived by her husband and life-long loving companion Dave Menzel.\n\nLaura met Dave Menzel in 1961. They were married on January 22, 1966 in West Allis, WI. Together they raised two children Brent and Jennifer. Laura was a loving "Nana" to Marinah and Katelyn and "Grandma Laura" to Hannah, Joey and Julia.\n\nLaura graduated magna cum laude with an English major and teaching degree at UW Stevens Point.\n\nLaura worked as a Substitute Teacher at Cedarburg High School She held many other paid and volunteer positions including the COPE crisis Hotline and Activities Coordinator at Lasata Care Center. She had a passion for caring and a sincere interest in people.\n\nShe was an avid reader with a curiosity for learning about life and sharing her knowledge with others. Laura enjoyed challenging herself and keeping her mind sharp through solving brain teasers. Laura was a life-long artist always seeking new ways to express her creativity.\n\nUpon request of Laura there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Milwaukee Rescue Mission. Please visit www.lauramenzel.remembered.com to share your memories or condolences.\n\nUpon request of Laura, have a piece of pizza in honor of her!\n\nThere are no gallery images.